Short and Tweet Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
SeriesTime Quintet #1
Publisher: Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 202
Format/Source: Paperback/Gifted  
Age Group/Genre: Children, Middle Grade/Science Fiction

It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.

“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me be on my way. Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract”.

Meg’s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

My friend Kate at Midnight Book Girl has this feature called Short and Tweet Reviews where she reviews books in 140 characters or less, like a tweet. With this book, I didn’t have a lot of things to say, so I thought I’d write a Short and Tweet Review for it.

So here’s my Short and Tweet Review for A Wrinkle in Time:

I would’ve loved this if I’d read it as a kid, but as an adult, I found it ok. At times interesting and creepy, but often hard to visualize.

My rating for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle:

3 stars. I also found it interesting that this book is often banned or challenged by Christians when it seems like a very Christian book.
Find it:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Macmillan
Disclaimer:  I given this book as a birthday gift.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.


  1. Micheline D

    December 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    It sucks when you read a book as an adult and you just KNOW you would have loved it as a kid…and it just doesn't quite deliver as an adult O.O I'm actually planning on listening to this one on audio in the new year, just to say I've read it. We'll have to compare notes after :) Happy new year Andrea, bookish and otherwise! xx

  2. fakesteph

    December 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I LOVED this book as a kid. And all tge sequels. :) sorry you never got t experience that magic.

  3. fakesteph

    December 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I LOVED this book as a kid. And all tge sequels. :) sorry you never got t experience that magic.

  4. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 5, 2016 at 1:58 am

    That's funny, because I didn't read this book until adulthood either. I think I tried a few times when I was really young, but couldn't get into it. There was a time in the world for me and this book, but as an adult it was just okay.

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