A Wrinkle In Time

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A Wrinkle In Time is the first book in Time Series by Madeleine L'Engle. The plot centers on outcast schoolgirl Meg Murry who is depressed about her father's disappearance. She and her unusual family is visited by an even more unusual trio of seemingly supernatural women who desire to help her recover her lost father.

There is an audio book read by the author which is always nice because you get to hear the proper pronunciation of all the names and where emphasis on certain words was intended, but L'Engle has a bit of a lisp which is distracting.

There was a movie made of the book and it's pretty good as well, and very faithful to the book. Plus it has the talented and cute Katie Stuart playing Meg.

My first encounter with this book was a library video of a man drawing illustrations of exciting parts of the book. This made my brother read it and tell me it was good, and I eventually read it myself.

Review

Good

  • I've read this book several times because it's a wonderful heart-warming read. Girl rescues family, boy and girl become close, and outcasts realize they're not so different after all. It displays growth and triumph over evil and adversity.
  • There is a fair amount of science involved, thought it's only glossed over, it's fun to read about it.
  • All the characters, even the evil ones, are really interesting and human.
  • I like the fact that there are so many strong female characters.

Bad

  • There are a few dull parts near the end, but nothing too much.
  • Some of the science drifts into woo-woo territory, but the author doesn't ruin the book with it.
  • There is a bit too much spirituality in it, and while it's pretty centered around Christianity, it isn't too forceful.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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