A Wrinkle In Time – Review

A Wrinkle in Time landed on my “to read” list because I thought the theatrical trailer of the movie adaption looked good.  It appeared as if it would be a movie worth watching, but I wanted to read the book beforehand.

A Wrinkle in Time was written by Madeleine L’Engle in 1963 and as it turns out is the first in a series of five books that involve the Murry family.  The main protagonist in the story is a school girl by the name of Meg that is going through her teen years without her father present.   The reader learns that both of Meg’s parents are scientists, with her father being a physicist.  Meg’s father was researching the possibility of traveling through space and time  by a method referred as “tessering” when he failed to return.   Meg is accompanied by her little brother Charles Wallace and a fellow student by the name of Calvin when embarking on a journey that is initiated by three women named:  Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which.

Even though I was eagerly anticipating reading this novel, I found myself somewhat disappointed.  As it turns out, this novel is geared towards children.  It became obvious that I was not a member of the target audience.   That’s not to say that this novel isn’t worth reading, but rather is better to be shared between parents and children instead.  With that said, I do not have any intention in continuing on with the remainder of the series.  In fact, I don’t think I’m even going to bother watching the movie.


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