Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Wrinkle in Time

This is one of those books that everyone but me read as a child.  It was written in 1962, so it's been around even longer than me, and has been a classic in children's literature since it was first released.

Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin, a teenage boy from school, journey via the tesseract to another dimension in search of her father, who is on a 'research' trip that has stretched for years, and left the family to deal with the gossip of the town claiming he left his family.  What Meg and her companions find is the dreadful IT, an evil being that is intent on spreading it's horror throughout the universe.  

I was thoroughly charmed by this novel.  I don't know why it took me so long to read it.  I got a wild hair about a month ago, and bought in on my Nookcolor, with the intention of reading more classic children's literature.  I am so glad I read this early on this year, as I plan on finishing the rest of the Wrinkle in Time Quartet throughout the year.  

If you haven't read this book, or read it as a child, pick it up and read it.  It's a short tale about good vs. evil and the ever brilliant power of love.  


  1. I read the first two book mentioned in your post....and I loved both of them....if this last one is one to make one a little queasy.....not sure it is for me.... but it does sound interesting.



  2. Yep, it really does show how inhuman some people can be towards others. So if you have a very vivid imagination, don't read this!

    I'm reading something light and fun now, to escape the darkness: Keys to the Castle by Donna Ball.