So I’ve decided that I’m going to occasionally drop you some classic YA lit. And by classic, I mean I read it when I was YA-age appropriate or maybe my babysitter did back in the day. I will obvs have warm fuzzy feelings about it, and this is why I’m sharing. B/c when you have warm-fuzzies about something you just want the whole world to know.

Our 1st official Wayback Playback?

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle


Meg Murray feels like a freak. With her glasses, braces and mousey-brown hair; combined with her temper and being stuck in the lowest learning group in her class, Meg sticks out at school. And at home, Meg is faced with a brilliant and beautiful scientist mother, popular and athletic twin brothers and a father, who she loved more than anything, who has been missing for years. The only person who seems to understand her is her genius baby brother, Charles Wallace. But he’s only 5, as well as being a freak like her, so what can he really do to help?

When a strange woman stops by in the middle of the night, Meg and Charles Wallace’s world is turned upside down. Joined by one of the most popular boys in Meg’s class, Calvin O’Keefe, they are sent on a journey beyond imagining… beyond this world.


So like I said above, I’m sharing this book because I loved it years ago. And I still love it. It’s a small book, my copy has 190 pages, but this makes it no less exciting and mighty.

I would say that everyone, despite their IQ, feels like Meg at one time or another. And Madeleine L’Engle does such a fabulous job of telling us a story, and making Meg’s experience feel real. She contrasts this reality with an epic story of adventure and fantasy, but it feels almost possible the way she tells it.

There are so many things that I would love to say about this book, but they would spoil the story. So I’m going to restrain myself! And you are just going to have to trust me. šŸ™‚

If you’re anything like me, you will want to read the next book in the series to find out what happens to this extraordinary cast of characters. Take a look at the list below to find out about what to read next!

Rating: 4 out of 5 star rating

I give this book a solid 4 stars. I read this book when I was younger, and because of that there is such a wonderful feeling of coming home again every time I read it. I also think that Madeleine L’Engle was a brilliant writer, and that is why her works have stood the test of time. Book love, ladies and gents… isn’t it the greatest? You can discover new reasons to love a book and things you missed with every reading, but it still feels like a friend.

How to get this book:

  1. book – don’t be offended that you have to go to the Children’s Dept to get this book. It’s just b/c they didn’t have the YA category back when it was written. True story.
  2. book on tape (Yes, that’s cassette tape. What?)
  3. e-audiobook

Like I said, if you want more you can have it! This is book 1 of the ‘Time Quartet’ series. Next up is:

Madeleine L’Engle also wrote these books which connect to the series as well:

  • The Arm of the Starfish
  • Dragons in the Waters
  • A House Like a Lotus
  • An Acceptable Time

So we only have one of the other titles, but I will be seeing if we can’t get the others very soon. Not having every book in a series irks the heck out of me. How about you? As usual though, we can get these books from other libraries. šŸ™‚ *Update, we’ve got more of the series in now! Check out the links above*

Graphic novel fan? Have no fear, an adaptation is in the works.

There was also a movie, but I refuse to link to the trailer. Mostly because it looks lamesauce. And I don’t want you to associate that lamesauce with the book. But I know you can google, so I’m sure if you want to see it badly enough, you’ll find it. šŸ˜‰