A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1) by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

I’m not going to write much of a review for this because other than to say I absolutely loved it, I’ve not got too much to add.


Here’s part of the synopsis, in case you don’t know the story:


Meg's father had been experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space?


Essentially it's a story about time travel that unfolds as Meg and her brother Charles Walace (and their friend) go on a search for their father.


Books like this one that are intended for a younger audience and manage to illicit excitement from me are why I love reading. After about the 50% mark this went from 0 to 100. It went from a book that was just okay to amasing. The themes and ideas were so thought provoking, such as good versus evil and the notion that our parents are only human and can’t always fix things.


This book gave me a lot of pause for consideration and I intend to read it again and again over the years.


I read this for the booklikes-opoly square: Read a book where a main character is in STEM, or where the author's first and last name contain all of the letters in "Tesla".