A Wrinkle in Time, Time Quintet #1
A Wonderful Story
After Margaret Murray and her baby brother encounter a strange visitor in their kitchen one night during a storm, they are whisked away on an incredible journey to find their missing father. Along the way, they will help fight a growing evil that threatens the entire universe. Some planets have already given in. Earth is in the middle of the struggle, though no one may realize it.
It's no wonder that this is a classic. A wonderful blend of sci-fi and fantasy with overt Christian themes. There's no hiding the Christian message in this one. L'Engle's descriptiveness is just enough to help you imagine her world, but not overdone to the point that it slows the story. The characters are excellent, and the story keeps you engaged. This one is no doubt intended for children, but I think anyone can enjoy it at any age.
November 6, 2011
Disappointing read; pagan beliefs exalted
Our teenage daughter stopped reading this book after she came to the parts about Buddha and Gandhi as well as other non-Christians being a light in darkness and quotes Scripture to support this - pages 100-101, and also the next chapter is about "The Happy Medium" which uses a crystal ball.
As her mother I was astonished since this series was recommended, so I read the entire series and found much to confuse scriptural basis. The concepts of time travel and such were interesting, but in the stretch to reach out to explore different beliefs and belief systems, one must be firmly grounded in the truth. This book and the series doesn't provide a firm foundation for that, in my opinion.
April 21, 2011
A Wrinkle in Time is a beautiful and exciting introduction to a beautiful and exciting series! Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace are characters everybody can relate to and root for at the same time; brilliant characters, believable dialogue, vivid descriptions, hair-raising encounters and moments of mortal peril make this deep, thought-provoking book a sheer pleasure to read. Highly, highly reccommended!
August 11, 2010