The time it was about A Wrinkle in Time

Posted February 22, 2018 by Stacee in Blog Tours | 8 Comments

I had never read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, but after seeing the trailer for the upcoming movie, I was excited to.  And when I got the invite to be part of a blog tour celebrating the movie tie-in version being published, I couldn’t wait to be a part of it.

Before we get to my top 5 reasons to read, let’s check out the book!

Title: A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle
Pub Date: November 7th 2017 {movie tie-in}
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 256
Find it: Macmillan | Indiebound | B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

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?

Sounds good, right?

Top 5 Reasons to Read A Wrinkle in Time

  • The Mrs. W’s — these three ladies {beings?} are odd and fabulous.  I loved the descriptions of them and how unique they were, especially between each other.
  • Calvin — he is different and knows he’s different and completely embraces it.
  • Aunt Beast — she was my favorite part of this story.  I loved everything about her. A furry beasty with several arms and tentacles and no eyes who was the most loving character in the story? I’m 100000000000% here for it.
  • The smartness — Charles is hinted at being a genius and Meg excels at math and knows all about the work that her scientist parents do. I was thrilled to see such smart kids.
  • The imagery — I’ll be honest, I’m typing this up right after finishing it and while I’m not entirely sure what happened in parts, I truly enjoyed the colors and textures this story had.

I know I’m cheating a bit by naming characters for 3 of the reasons, but they were really great and intriguing characters who didn’t deserve to be lumped all together.

Huge thanks to Macmillan for the invite and for sending me a hardcover with that gorgeous new cover.  Have you read A Wrinkle in Time? Will you be seeing the movie?

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8 responses to “The time it was about A Wrinkle in Time

    • Stacee

      The book was a bit stranger than I was expecting, but I love the way the movie looks. I can’t wait to see it.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  1. Aunt Beast! My fave, too!

    My fourth grade teacher was readung Wrinkle to our class when I moved and my new teacher was reading Little House on the Prairie, so I begged my grandmother to drive me to the library to borrow the book right away. I finished reading it and immediately read it again. Thanks for the review, it has made me excited for a re-read. ☺

    • Stacee

      I’m super eager to see if it holds up for you. I haven’t seen anyone talk about loving it when they were younger and then still loving it as an adult.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

      • I have read it again as an adult and still loved it. I got the first three books from the library when my son was around seven or eight, to do our chapter a night bedtime reading, and he was not really interested and did not want to continue on after finishing Wrinkle. I was heartbroken. I did finish re-reading the first three and went on to read all 21 books in the series. I had no idea there were books past the trilogy until I went to the library to get the books for my son. ?

        • Stacee

          I had no idea there was 21 books in the series…I just recently realized there were more books after Wrinkle.

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