Books, NaBloPoMo 2011

A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle

I had not come across A Wrinkle in Time before it was suggested for a book club that I belong to.

Unfortunately it did not win the vote for the book of the month but since we are now on hiatus until next year I thought I would go back and read some of the non-winners.   Thankfully the library had a copy available so I picked it up and brought it home.

The story is about Meg Murry and her youngest brother, Charles Wallace.  Along with a newly acquired friend, Calvin, they set off with a trio of unusual visitors to search for and rescue Meg and Charles’ father.

Mr Murry has been experimenting with the fifth dimension as part of his work and has not been home for some time.  Meg, Charles Wallace and Calvin face evil with the help of Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.   They tesser from Earth to Uriel and on to Camazotz where they set about rescuing the beleaguered Mr Murry.

It is a book of its time.  Published in the very early 1960s it has all the hallmarks of that time and style.  It has good versus evil, it has family values, and in this case it also has Christian values.  It is not particularly sophisticated, there are continuity glitches, but it is still a lovely read despite those things.  I believe there are four more books in the series to read and I may just pick them up in the future.

I’d give this a solid 3 stars.  I think it would be a very nice book for a young tween.


Today in history: 1917 – Indira Gandhi was born.

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
– Indira Gandhi

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1 thought on “A Wrinkle In Time – Madeleine L’Engle”

  1. Cheers for this. I am super keen to read it. Got to get through the ones I have at the moment; been slowing down on the reading front. Sadly, it’s limited to bus rides and just before bed. I’ve been spending far too much time on the bloody computer (I’m at the “recognising it’s an addiction” phase and actually haven’t moved on to the “doing something about it”. )

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