A Wrinkle In Time is book one in The Time Quintet series.
Winner of 1963 Newbery Medal
Original copyright 1962 by Farrar, Straus and Siroux. My copy was copyrighted 2007 by Square Fish-An Imprint of Holztbrinck Publishers.
248 pages total, includes an interview with Madeline L'Engle and her acceptance speech of the Newbery Medal.
Young Adult Science Fiction
This book was purchased by me for the purpose of reading/reviewing.
This is a marvelous book and I can understand why it is a classic. The feelings of not fitting in and awkwardness in young adolescence is common to all (and sometimes common in adults). The feelings of being misunderstood and unheard are common to all (once again can be common in adults). We want to be accepted and liked, to be admired for a talent, to be listened to and perceived when we speak.
Meg is more than a relatable character; she was me, and maybe you, maybe most of us.
The book is imaginative, creative, intellectual but approachable, relevant to any age.
I have wondered if I'd read this book when I was a middle school student would I have liked this book? Would I have understood the story? I have enjoyed reading young adult fiction this year, as an adult I pick up on and understand more fully the characters and themes. As a young girl I do not believe I was mature enough to have grasped some of the books I've read this year. Children are probably more sophisticated now!
A quote from the author:
"A book, too, can be a star, 'explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,' a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe."