Classic Literature-A Wrinkle in Time

I have not read “A Wrinkle in Time” before reading it in this class.  I admit that was odd because I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction when I was a tween.  It tells the story of Meg Murry and her brother Charles Wallace and their friend, Calvin.  Meg and Charles Wallace’s father is missing and they set out on a journey to find him.  They travel through space and time until they come to the planet where their father is held against his will.

I enjoyed it a lot.  I think this is a tween book because the focus of the story is on Meg.  She is moving from childhood into teenage hood.  She is starting to see her parents as people.  One of the hardest passages to read is when Meg realizes that her father cannot make everything better.  Through the book her aim has been to get her father to come home and fix everything.  When they do find him, things are made worse for a time.  She reacts with anger before she realizes her father can only do so much.  One of the hardest lesson is learning that your parents are not all powerful and they have flaws, too.  I like seeing her step up and save herself and her brother.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Ann
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 20:29:50

    I am finding it interesting how each of you found a different way to articulate the “tween-ness” of these titles.


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