Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle

1962, 224 pp.

Rating: 4

Newbery Medal

I listened to this book on CD with my sons on a short road trip. All three of us enjoyed it very much. Meg Murry is a girl whose parents are both scientists. Consequently her family is a little different than others. She and Charles Wallace, her littlest brother, get made fun of at school because everyone thinks they're either stupid or not living up to their potential. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Her twin brothers are more normal so they fit in.

Their father works for the government and has been missing for a few years. The search for Mr. Murry, with a little help from Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, takes them on a journey too incredible to imagine. Three sequels follow that each of us plan on reading this year or next.


Framed said...

I just recently read this book and enjoyed it as well. so much that I rand out and bought two of the three sequels. Alas, Number Two was sold out.

Queen of Carrots said...

I read this last year for the first time and really enjoyed it~also the sequels. One caveat on the sequel *Many Waters*--I would recommend previewing it. The main characters face serious sexual temptation, and although they choose rightly, the book delves into the matter more intensely than I would have expected for that age group/author. I don't know what age your sons are, but you might want to check it out first.

3M said...

Thanks for the heads up! I'll preview that one. They're 14 and 12 1/2.

alisonwonderland said...

this was one of my favorite books as a child! i've enjoyed some of l'engle's adult novels too.

PeachyTO said...

I also adored this one as a child, but found a new love for it as an adult. I have yet to read any of the other books in the series, but have heard that they aren't to come close to A Wrinkle in Time in greatness.

You can read my review for it here if you're interested.

Happy Reading!