A Wrinkle in Time was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by Jenny Sawyer
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Title: The Hired Girl
Author: Laura Amy Schlitz
Title: Bellweather Rhapsody
Author: Kate Racculia
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Genre: Fiction (Tween/YA)
Year published: 1962
Let’s be honest. Meg Murray would like to know where her scientist father is. She’d like to help rescue him, too, except that she’s got more than a few doubts about herself and her abilities. And of course there’s the issue of her younger brother, Charles Wallace. And then there’s the fact that when the strange women show up, claiming to know her father’s whereabouts, Meg can’t quite wrap her head around his location—which, let’s just say, isn’t anywhere on Earth. Whether Meg chooses to undertake this journey isn’t the main drama of A Wrinkle in Time. But the results of her choice—for Meg and for her family—make for one unforgettable story.
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Now I know this is going to be a repeat for some of you. Some of you already know Meg and Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit and the giant, pulsing brain. My guess is, though, that even if it’s a repeat, you’ll still want to stick around. So let’s check out a children’s literature classic, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.
If you’re not familiar with A Wrinkle in Time, I promise you, you’re missing out. Yes, there’s a giant, pulsing brain and a trip to a twisted place called Camazotz and all sorts of other downright bizarre aspects to this story that don’t make any sense when they’re taken out of context. (Although maybe they’re just the littlest bit intriguing?)
Either way, the main thing you should know about A Wrinkle in Time is that it’s got a gutsy, lovable protagonist named Meg who goes on a journey like you can’t imagine. But the journey isn’t just terrific because it’ll keep you turning pages. (And let’s get one thing straight: It will.) It’s also terrific because it’ll take you new places emotionally, too.
I know, I know. That sounds unbearably cheesy, but there’s nothing cheesy about the way Madeleine L’Engle explores the depths and the meaning of love. She is, without a doubt, one of my favorite writers ever. Which is another reason you should pick up A Wrinkle in Time. Who knows. Maybe she’ll turn out to be one of yours, too.