Review: A Wrinkle in Time – Time Travel and Various Planets

Posted June 3, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: A Wrinkle in Time – Time Travel and Various PlanetsA Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Series: Time Quintet #1
Publisher: Yearling Newburry (1962)
Paperback (256 pages)
Reading Challenges: 2015 Re-Reading, Read 2015


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?

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My Review

This was a book that I read with my two sixth grade small-group students. With every chapter we had discussion questions to answer and a paragraph to write. At the end of the book, they asked if they could write short reviews. Of course, I agreed.

My thoughts on A Wrinkle in Time: I did not only like this book, I loved this book. My favorite characters would be Meg and Charles. Yes, I would read this book again. I would recommend this book for others to read. I think that the Mrs. Ws would be cool for other people to know what they were.

I thought the book A Wrinkle in Time was a very engaging book. It was also romantic/hilarious. My favorite characters were Meg Murry, Calvin O’Keefe, Charles Wallace, the Mrs Ws, the Happy Medium, Mrs Murry and Mr Murry. My favorite part was when Charles Wallace punched the Man with Red Eyes. I would totally read this book again in a heart beat. I would recommend this book to others because this book has lots of mystery and action.

The story follows Meg, her younger brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin as they search for Meg’s father. He has been missing for years. He was working on a government project when he lost contact with his family. It is up to Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin to find a way to help Mr Murry.

Really, this is a great classic that everyone should read. Everytime I reread it I see something new in it and I still love it. My students loved it as well. When I asked them what they would rate it they both said, “5++++++++++++++++++.” 🙂

Catholic Connections

*Spoiler Alert*
In order to analyze the text and make these connections, there may be some spoilers.
Please do not continue reading unless you have already read the book
or you don’t mind if you read some spoilers.
*Spoiler Alert*

The whole book is about the fight against evil. There are a few places that the Bible is quoted, specifically the book of Psalms. I would loved to have pointed out all these references to my students but, alas, it is a public school. 🙁

Besides the fight against evil, this book also has some great values. The Murrys never give up on Mr Murry even when they have no idea where he is or what happened to him. Sandy and Dennys would do anything to protect Meg and Charles Wallace. Meg loves Charles Wallace with a love so pure and strong she is able to save him from IT at the end of the book.

Which Reading Challenges?

  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
  • Hard-Core Rereading Challenge


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