I read A Wrinkle in Time as book I can finish in a day, #10 on my 2017 Reading Challenge list. At only 211 pages, it should have been a lot easier than it was to finish in a single day. I managed it, but only just. To be fair, I was off work for the Labor Day holiday, and my kids were under foot all day long, making reading time difficult to come by.
Nevertheless, I did read this book in a single day. Once I was finally able to immerse myself into the story, I was swept away by this magical tale.
A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Margaret (Meg) Murry. As the story opens we learn that Meg’s parents are both brilliant scientists, her father has been missing for some time and the community believes he has abandoned his family, there’s something very special about Meg’s youngest brother, and Meg herself is considered plain and unintelligent. Reading through the story, we learn that Meg is not so plain or unintelligent, though she certainly believes this to be true.
L’Engle’s style is direct and unassuming. Her characters are unique and quirky. A Wrinkle in Time is a beautifully written coming-of-age sort of story where Meg learns to overcome the things she’s always believed she is not, in order to become who she really is.
The opening to the Time Quintet series, this classic science fiction story should be a must-read for young readers and older readers alike. Have you read it? I’d love to hear what you think of the book.