A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
If you've followed me for any amount of time, at this point you know that whenever I can, I try and read a book prior to the movie's release. This book is a classic for kids all over the world. It's won multiple awards and seems to be something everyone has read. Except, somehow, me. Maybe I was too deep into my Babysitter's Club and Nancy drew to ever have picked this one up. Or maybe it was read to me as a small child. I honestly don't know. When I heard they were making a movie (again) I figured I had to pick up the book and get into it.
Meg Murry is struggling in life. Her father has gone missing and her mother continues to try and locate him, but the worst is feared. Meg and her brother and the neighbor Calvin together with Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit, journey to the nether regions of space in order to find Mr. Murry. There are some relatively high concepts at play in this children's book.
I anticipated this being a fantasy movie, full of magic and weird creatures. What I got was a book about the love of family and wormholes and space. There's also body snatching involved.
Since this was geared towards children, the plot and the setting were kept as simple as possible to accommodate. While I enjoyed it, my adult brain kept wanting all the blanks to be filled in. While the world was described in detail, I felt like I wanted more. After watching the trailer for the movie, I'm sure I'll get what I need there. I enjoyed the book overall. I've got the entire set so I am looking forward to reading the others.
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