Review

Review: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’engle

“You don’t have to understand things for them to be.”

Genre: Science Fiction, Middle Grade
Published: 1962
Pages: 232
Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐
Goodreads Synopsis

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.

“… For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.”

My Take

A Wrinkle In Time is a fantastical book which leans more on fantasy than science fiction. Nevertheless, I really liked the setting. There is a time travel aspect which was well played out & I was wowed. I loved some characters like Mrs Who, Mrs Which and Mrs What… They made the book much enjoyable for me. There is a play of an evil thing – nothingness – that had me really interested and strengthened what I found to be a weak plot. The story line is an okay one, it has its moments where it gets really interesting then a few pages later it drags on.

What I didn’t like; the writing. I found it dumbed down and I struggled getting into it. Not to mention, some of the characters were terribly written and how they spoke was just annoying. Something that had me confused was the fact that the kids are solving problems where adults can’t. It didn’t make sense at all not matter how had I tried.


This is a book that you have to suspend all disbelief if you want to get through it and possibly like it. Its not something high up on my recommendation list, but I feel if I were younger, say 9-12 years, it would have been a huge favorite. So maybe get it for the middle grader in your life and not necessarily for you.

What are your thoughts on A Wrinkle In Time if you’ve read it?

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