A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle Reviewed by Felicity Vo

Summary

"A Wrinkle in Time" is about the main protagonist, Meg Murry, who gets a call to adventure along with her little brother ,Charles Wallace, and her friend ,Calvin O'Keefe, to find her father. Her father was a gifted scientist who didn't come back, for over a year, after he went on a trip to outer space. The three kids met three old ladies, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, in the woods and become good friends with them. The three old ladies knew about Meg and Charles' missing father and are going to help the chilldren travel across time and space. As they travel, the three kids learn that the universe is being threatened by a great evil called the "Dark Thing". Near the end of the book, they land on a strange planet with odd customs, but find that Meg's father is imprisoned there by a powerful force known as "IT". As the main conflict of the story, Meg Murry has to free her father without falling under the control of the evil force "IT" and save the universe from the "Dark Thing".

Personal Review

"A Wrinkle in Time" is deserving of the Newberry award that is presented on the front cover. The artwork alone is beautiful and it conveys the story in a single sight. I enjoyed reading this book because it was very adventurous and the upcoming events within the story were unpredictable. Additionally, it presents valuable morals. The age group I would refer this book to are kids, ages 8 ~ 11. The context is easy to understand and it involves important lessons. "A Wrinkle in Time" is book worth reading since it has adventure and suspension are involved, which will also appeal to the readers.

~ The woods is where Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which live and where they first met Meg, Charles, and Calvin. ~
~ These clouds represent one of the scenes when Meg, Charles, and Calvin visit a dimension and they relax and have fun to take a break from their travels. ~
"The way to cope with something deadly serious is to try to treat it a little lightly."

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