A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle (Puffin Books) ISBN 9780241331163
Meg’s dad has been missing for a few years, an occurrence that sets the towns tongues wagging, and causes Meg untold distress. She hates school, is falling behind in her work, and is troubled by why her precious father would have just upped and left his family.
When her young brother, Charles Wallace tells her about some interesting visitors he as met, and takes Meg to see them, her lift gets turned upside down. Soon Meg, Charles and Meg’s school friend Calvin are on an epic adventure to go and rescue her dad. Will they be able to overcome the terrible tasks ahead of them, or will one of them be the one who fails.
I was intrigued by this book, as it just been made into a major motion picture. The ideas in this classic might have been revolutionary at the time it was first published, but they seem familiar now. Most young readers might not warm to the language used either, even though the story is a good one. I found A Wrinkle in Time just a little bit underwhelming.