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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
YA fiction; scifi; series
190 pages
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 (in case the reader doesn't know) 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.

This is so not what I expected out of this book. It is probably one of the weirdest books I have ever read! I just realized that if this is genuine scifi, then maybe scifi is not a genre that I will enjoy reading. The plot just didn't hold my interest. Not only that, but this book really did seem dated. That being said, I still would like to see the 2003 film version and apparently there is another version coming out soon. I do wonder what happens later on in the books, but I don't think I will read any more books in this series. Even though I didn't care for the story, I am glad that I borrowed it and now can say that I read A Wrinkle in Time.
(A bit off-topic,but I had to pick this book cover because I borrowed this book from a friend and she had this book cover and the blue blob of a face scares the beejezus out of me! HAHA!)
Books read this year: 42/50.
Pages read this year: 14135/15000

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