Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time

A mysterious disappearance in the family, a younger brother with a peculiar personality, and twin siblings who are as different from her as chalk and cheese, force Meg Murry to be defensive with everyone she comes across. She can’t help it. She’s obstinate, angry and impatient, and underestimates her strengths. And it’s all of this that keeps her sane on an insane and unexpected journey that she gets swept away on across the galaxy in the first book of the “A Wrinkle in Time Series”.

Meg Murry has had enough of people speaking ill about her younger brother and she pulls no punches (literally) when she deals with them. That’s because she knows that no matter how obtuse people are, she comes back home to a brother who has more to him than anyone can imagine.

A Wrinkle of Time is, I felt, the book where we get acquainted with Meg’s temper, her resolute nature and most of all her fierce protectiveness about her brother. It’s where Madeleine L’Engle throws together a family that has its own big bag of quirks that are oh so lovable. It’s where you get to go on a trip that’s quite unlike anything you can imagine.

It’s taking a lot of self control on my part to not delve into more details about what makes the book incredible, because I really would not want to reveal those small but vital plot points that made all the difference to me when I was reading the book.

Though initially I was a little miffed that I picked up this book without realizing that it is part of a series (because I really didn’t want to commit to any new series this year – you can read about it here), I’m quite glad that I did. This is just book 1 of a 5 book series – that means I have 4 more books to look forward to! I’m quite excited about it.

Is this a book that I would recommend you read? 100% yes!


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