Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Book Review: A Wrinkle in TimeA Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L'Engle
Published by Square Fish on November 7, 2017
Pages: 218
Format: Paperback

It was a dark and stormy night.
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure—one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine L'Engle's classic Time Quintet.

I’m back again with yet another book review and this is one that I had to share with you. You know how Hollywood has completely run out of really original ideas and yet is still happen to make incredible movies, some of which include books from your childhood? Yes, this is one of those books. Unfortunately though since I was too busy as a young child reading Baby-Sitters Club, Paddington Bear and other fluffy books that haven’t quite stood the test of time, I had to read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle now. You can stop criticizing now because at least I’m reading this part before the movie comes out in March and I also plan to read the rest of the main series in the coming year.

For those who haven’t  read A Wrinkle in Time before here’s a quick run down. This 1962 novel written by Madeline L’Engle became a 1963 Newbery Award Winner that brought science and fantasy together. The book starts out in the most generic way possible “It was a dark and stormy night” (Did anyone else think of Snoppy sitting on his house attempting to write his novel?”

I honestly can’t tell you much more than that because some of the science is a bit confusing to me. You’ll get the gist when you read the book though. Overall, I loved the book with its crazy understanding of science brought down to a more human level and the fantasy part also intrigued my imagination. I can’t wait to see the movie and if you need more convincing the trailer is below. I wanted to include one last note , my movie edition of A Wrinkle in Time  included words from the director. Here’s something that I wanted to quote:

A Wrinkle in Time offers a glimpse of eternity. In A Ring of Endless Light, Ms. L’Engle quoted the seventeenth century poet Henry Vaughn: “I saw eternity the other night, like a great ring of pure and endless light, all calm as it was bright, and round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years, driven by the spheres.” This glimpse of eternity’s endless light is what we know as hope and joy and love . Small words for some of the most powerful forces in the universe. Forces that connect us to the spaces between the stars. And to the best part of ourselves.

I will be back soon with more posts. If you have read A Wrinkle in Time or any of Madeline L’Engle’s other books let me know what you thought.


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