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 sit down for a moment, and then I”ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O”Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
A Wrinkle In Time is an awesome book! I have read the entire series (called the Time Quintet), but the first one is and will remain my favorite. The topic of space travel and time travel is prominent and is a hook to anybody who picks it up. Meg is a mathematical wizard but is stubborn and misunderstood, Charles Wallace is a genius and Calvin is an almost ordinary boy. Meg’s and Charles’ father is missing, so they set out to find him with some unusual company. The three battle the Black Thing and IT to find Mr. Murry and get back to Earth safely. The next books are pretty good to but I like the second and fourth books more than the third and fifth. But beware, you must read all the books in order because if you don’t, you’ll get all mixed up!
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