Review of: A Wrinkle in Time , by Madeleine L’Engle

Reviewed by: Caleb

“By the way, there is such thing as a tesseract.”  In A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Meg is a stubborn, unattractive girl who is very good at math.  Her best friend is her smart little brother Charles Wallace.  When a wind-blown traveler, Mrs.Whatsit, who Charles seems to know, mentions a tesseract, Meg is intrigued.A_wrinkle_in_time_digest A tesseract is a concept of space travel using the 5th dimension. With her new friend Calvin O’Keefe, Meg meets Mrs.Whatsit’s eccentric friends, Mrs.Who and Mrs. Whitch, who are more like aliens than humans, who take them through space, on a mission to defeat the Darkness and free Meg and Charles’s missing father. He might be on a dark planet captured by the evil IT.  Can, Charles, and Calvin rescue Father, and save the universe?

In my opinion, this book was wonderful.  I especially liked the different planets, like Uriel and Camazotz, because they remind me of how cool it would be to travel to other planets and find intelligent.  Another thing I liked was the theme, about how love is the most powerful tool.  I saw it when Meg defeated IT with love.  Throughout the book, Meg grows to be more loving and accepting of her faults and appearance.  If someone mentioned this novel’s title, space would come to my mind, because of all the traveling through space.  During this novel, I had a feeling of suspense, like when Charles was left behind at Camazotz.  I rate this book four out of five stars.

I would recommend A Wrinkle in Time to anyone who likes science, because there are some science terms.  Also, if anyone likes adventure, this book is for you. People who are 11 and up would also enjoy this because the book has some difficult vocabulary.  Again, I recommend this book for science nerds and adventure lovers ages 11 and up.