How did I get it?:
Borrowed it from Beth!
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space.
I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of A Wrinkle In Time before. I know that’s pretty bad, it’s such a well known book. I know that now, after many blogger friends have said they love it. Oops.
I thought A Wrinkle In Time was a sweet story that I can certainly imagine children enjoying. However, for me, I just thought it was okay.
The characters were brilliant. Memorable and quite quirky. I think there’s enough going on in this book for children to really get involved in. The plot is jam-packed with magic, space travel and suspense. It’s a perfect introduction to science fiction and fantasy for children.
As I’ve come to expect in some of these older pieces of children’s literature, there seemed to be religious messages. Modern day children’s literature doesn’t seem to have as much. I felt A Wrinkle In Time certainly seemed to have a religious undertone.
Although I wasn’t blown away by A Wrinkle In Time, I still think many children would enjoy it! Check out Beth’s review of A Wrinkle In Time HERE.. and see what she thought of it!
Next Up in the Beth and Chrissi do Kid-Lit Challenge (October):
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens