'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 sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.'

This was a lovely book.

I can definitely see why this book is loved and why it has had the longevity that it has. Unfortunately for me, I didn't love it. I liked it, but that's about it.

The writing itself was absolutely beautiful. The way in which the writing was almost lyrical in quality and the craftsmanship of the sentences and chapters was truly amazing.

There was an element of this book that I did love. I loved the descriptions; especially during and after each 'tesser'. These scenes one again really showcased the wonderful writing.

One of the problems I had with this story was the characters. I loved Calvin and I had a love hate relationship with Charles Wallace. I really liked Charles Wallace at the start of the book but that didn't last. As for Meg, I wasnt able to warm to her at all. My inability to warm to Meg and the fact that I became annoyed with Charles Wallace as the story progressed made it difficult to really care about what happened to either of these characters.

I really wanted to love this book. I am planning on reading it again, I think I may watch the movie first and then try the book again and see if that makes a difference.

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle will take the reading on a weird and wacky journey that you may just adore.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker