I thought this would be an appropriate review since the movie is coming out. It is the first sci-fi I ever read. I loved how L’Engle wrote I was drawn right in. I was in sixth grade many moons ago when I read this book for the first time and devoured it right up and the sequels as well.
Funny side story, I was watching a show on Nickelodeon where kids and parents compete together and one of the answers was A Wrinkle in Time and the red team got the answer right. The mother explained she had been currently reading the story to her two sons (one who was competing with her). I thought that sounds cool so I checked it out lol. I miss those good old 90’s Nick game shows. They were the best. Ledgens of the Hidden Temple was my favorite!
I think what I liked about it the most when I began reading the book was it started out with a mystery. Wher is Meg’s father? I kind of thought he was just dead at first or some deadbeat dad, but wow was I wrong.
I have to admit, I was really confused when the sci-fi stuff started happening. It was really hard for me to imagine all the things happening and things Meg was seeing. Even as an adult I find some of it a little confusing, but that in no way takes away from the great storyline.
The three witches were fun, and I loved the bonds Meg had with her brother and love interest Calvin. I think I just really connected with Meg so much you could put her through whatever and I would have loved the book no matter what. She is smart and witty and has to use those smarts to get to the next clue to find her father.
The mystery, plus using their smarts was just a great combination to me. Although, it is not everyone’s cup of tea. I’ve come across a lot of people reading it currently who just don’t like it. I’m not sure why? It might be because they don’t read sci-fi in the first place and can’t connect that way. Or the fact that it is confusing even reading it as an adult what is happening at times. It might be that kids connect with the story better than adults. Whatever the case I’m just glad they are giving a great book a chance, even if it’s just because the movie is coming out.
Sadly, my fourth-grade daughter is one of those who does not like A Wrinkle in Time. 😦 I bought her the book and she told me she didn’t know what was going on and that made the story boring to her, she did not finish it. I found out it is now a graphic novel which she usually devours right up so I’m debating if I should just cave in and get the graphic novel for her, or just try to get her to read it again in middle school….choices, choices.
Anyhow if you are thinking about reading the book and have not yet I highly recommend it.