By Madeline Le’Engle
While this is the first book in a series of five…..I didn’t like it.
A Wrinkle in Time is a good child’s series, full of friendship and heartfelt messages, like, “It isn’t on the outside that counts.” L’Engle does an interesting job with the world building. I would have to say that is one thing that this book does very well, even for a child’s book. I would have to say that my favorite part about this book is the way L’Engle describes the feeling of “wrinkling” and the effect it has on Meg. The characters are also described very well, and I have a great sense of Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit.
If you are looking for a compelling read that is magnificent and powerful, I would look somewhere else. It lays out common tropes, like the “popular” guy in school falls for the “outcast” girl, the genius child, and the love-conquers-all method. This book is cute, and I do think it would make a great first-read for younger readers. It’s very simple and nothing is too heavily detailed. Which was L’Engle’s target audience.
I would give A Wrinkle in Time a 2 out of 5 stars. Looking at this book as objectively as possible, it was still bland to me. I understand that I’m not part of L’Engle’s target audience and this book isn’t geared toward me, and that there are four other books, but it just wasn’t there for me.
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