Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday 1962
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Classics — Award Winner; Mount TBR; Fall into Reading
How I Got It: I own it
Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil—a journey that threatens their lives and our universe.
This is technically a re-read but it’s been a while since I read it. This is one of those books from childhood that I enjoyed, but didn’t love completely. I thought it was a bit fantasy adventure fun. Reading it now, I see the whole story as a more interesting discussion about destiny, good and evil, science, and philosophy. What do we make of Mrs. Which, Whatsit, and Who? Are they good beings or just self-interested beings? What about It? Is It completely evil or having the potential for good? I think this brings in a ton of questions. I’ve never read the rest of the series. J tells me that the next two are decent reads, but the last two are throw aways. Reading this volume again, I am interested in reading the rest of the series. Maybe next year…