Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Publication Date: 1962
Two Sentence Synopsis: Meg Murry’s father has been missing for several years when Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace learn that their father is in grave danger. A trio of odd women task the two children, and a new friend named Calvin, with finding Mr. Murry and bringing him home.
Review: With all the hype about the upcoming Disney movie, I figured I should probably read this book to get an idea of what to (hopefully) expect in March. After reading Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 sci-fantasy, I totally understand why everyone is so excited. A Wrinkle in Time is a fun and fascinating read.
I really enjoyed all the characters and found them all quite interesting. What I really loved was that Mrs. Murry is a scientist. I can’t even think of another book, especially ones published in the early 1960s, where the mother is a respected scientist in her own right. Plus, there are scenes with Mrs. Murry doing science. The story is imaginative and takes the reader on an adventure. A Wrinkle in Time is a quick, fun, and charming read.