A Wrinkle in Time

  • Type: Books
  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Cassie V.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780312367558
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Classic Newbery Award Winner!

As a young child, my local librarian recommended this book to me, and I've thanked her ever since (mostly mentally). Never had I connected so thoroughly with a book. Wrinkle is at the same time a telling sibling story of Meg, Charles Wallace and their search for their father with the help of three "witches", and a classic battle of good vs evil. Meg Murray is a tween who the majority of girls could relate to: she's awkward, smart, dense, funny, shy, stubborn, confused and brilliant all at the same time. Charles Wallace Murray is her younger brother who is beyond simply smart, he's a genius, yet he is still young. The story takes the reader to other worlds and to the most enlightening world within themselves.

Banned Book Week Selection
Challenged/banned for: Sends mixed signals about good and evil; promotes witchcraft, crystal balls and demons; and lists Jesus "with the names of great artists, philosophers, scientists, and religious leaders".