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Friday, March 11, 2011

Review of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle In Time
Madeleine L’Engle
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)

            “It was a dark and stormy night.”
What a great way to start a book and keep me interested.  Meg, a 14 year old misfit teen, is lost and tormented by so many things in her life. Like many teenage girls her age she just can’t seem to find herself. Who she really is under the still clumsy, bad hair, not quite comfortable in her own body, young lady?  She struggles in school. Even though she is really smart she just can’t seem to follow ‘their’ rules and get it right, especially in math class. She has no friends other than her very young little brother Charles Wallace. I believe he is around five years old. Her father hasn’t been seen in several years and even worse hasn’t been heard from in over a year.  He is a scientist and works for the government on the top secret files of the fifth dimension. No one in their small town believes this though but gossip that he has run off with another woman.

Little does Meg know that this is just the start of her adventures into the same world her father has been lost to. Along with Charles Wallace and new found friend, Calvin, they go through time to save not only her father but Earth and quite possibly the entire universe.

I hate when a book has been talked about so highly to me that I get so excited to read it but come away so disappointed. Don’t get me wrong this is a very fascinating story and Ms. L’Engle has a talent for storytelling. However, I found some parts about Meg that didn’t quite fit with her character through out the rest of the book. Yes, she is a young teen that struggles to fit in but I don’t think that the impatient and very childish acts she displayed in some scenes flowed with her character.

I give this book 3 stars. This is still a good rating. It is worth the read to find out for yourself what you think.  Share with me your thoughts on this book.



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Karyn said...

Hey, that's how Snoopy always starts his stories. Maybe he is the real author of that story. JK.

Melissa said...

KW - Thank you so much! I love your blog and enjoy reading your updates. I wish my kids shared my love of reading like E does with you.

Karyn - I think you may be right! I had forgotten that Snoopy did that until you mentioned it. Brings back the memories:)