A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.5 Llamas


This book was actually pretty good!!!! I watched the movie, (hate it) so I decided to try reading the book. And it was interesting and fun. (Though the ending was really quick and boring… but the rest of the book was cool!)

The book is about this girl who wants to find her dad, who went missing when he was researching this magical like science thing… (It’s a little hard to describe…) And she, her 6 year old brother and her new friend all going looking for him with the help of Mrs. Who, Mrs Whatsit and Mrs. Which.

The book was awesome, (though, again the ending was pretty much a let down… It was REALLY boring and nothing happened…) and the Mrs. W’s are like magical beings or…beings! And they help guide them on their way!

My only complaint, (other than the ending which was sooooo lame!) is there was a lot of “mental torture” so to speak. Like there’s this thing in the book that wants to control everyone, so it locks up and forces anyone “different” to be exactly like everyone else. It was kind-of dark, so this book may be a teen and up book.

Over all, I actually enjoyed this book, I do suggest it, and I want the rest of the series… (Surprisingly!) And I hope you all have a great day!!!! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A pretty ok book.
  • The middle was REALLY interesting!!!!


  • The ending was a little disappointing…
  • There is some violence and people going insane.

This is Book 1 of the Time Quintet Series

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.”

A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.

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