A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
It was a dark and stormy night.
Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.
Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s classic Time Quintet. (Goodreads)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What a beautiful read! I listened to the audio book for this story. And it was so intriguing. I loved the characters and the plot was interesting to me. I think that this story has a deeper meaning.
It was written as a fantasy novel for the time, but it is something else indeed. I think everyone can find something to relate to in this book.
Apart from the magical elements in novel, the book holds a stronger meaning of love, friendship and family. And how the support from your friends and family can get you through the darkest of times.
I think that the darkness that is identified in the novel, is a darkness that is among all of us. Only love can break through the darkness and heals us.
This novel is beautiful with a lot of hidden meaning that is meant to be identified by the reader themselves.
Surprisingly enough this was not one of the books that I read in school, experiencing this for the first was something magical.
Madeline E’Langle has so many beautiful quotes but my favorite of these is the following one “the problem is, it’s not too difficult for kids, but that’s it’s difficult for grown ups. Too many grown ups tend to put themselves into little rooms with windows that don’t open and doors that are locked. And they want to close themselves off from new ideas.”