Saturday, February 8, 2014

21:120 A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The first book in the Time Quintet, read for 2nd grade Literature.  The Murry family has been without Mr. Murry for over a year now with no idea where he's gone although Mrs. Murry is certain he will come back some day.  Charles Wallace, the youngest, is a precocious 5yr old with uncanny abilities to know what people are thinking and feeling, especially his mother and sister, Meg.  He discovers three strange women living in an abandoned shack and knows straight off that they will be important.  He is proven right when they come to find him, Meg, and their neighbor, Calvin, to tell them it's time to go rescue Mr. Murry.  Now it turns out that Mrs. Who, Mrs. What, and Mrs. Which were previously stars who lost in their fight against the darkness but are still helping those who continue to fight, like Mr. Murry but he is lost now and it will take all three children to get him back and find their own way from the darkness back to the light.

A sweet story that definitely gets dark and kind of creepy but also shows us that not everything is as it seems and there is more to life than what we see on the outside and love does triumph.

Page count: 282p/4,514p ytd/185,507p lifetime

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