A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L”Engle
Meg and her young, genius brother, Charles Wallace, live with the twins and their mother, who is a scientist. Their father, also a scientist, has gone missing while on a secret mission for the government. Charles becomes friends with three very strange women from the next house over. One evening the three women abscond with Meg, Charles and their new friend, Calvin. They travel via tesseracts, or wrinkles in time, to look for Meg’s father. They encounter many strange things and phenomena.
This, for children ages 10 to 13, is full of adventure. It is a fast paced read that will be enjoyed by those with vivid imaginations and a tendency toward science fiction. It is the first in Time Quintet.
Review by Christine