A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

Can Meg Murray, the feisty, intelligent girl who’s always getting into trouble at school, and her introverted, genius baby brother, Charles Wallace, rescue their missing father from a dark force that’s threatening the universe itself? Read this children’s classic to find out if they, their friend Calvin, a trio of woman who are much more than they appear, and a process known as tesseracting, or wrinkling time itself, can. I read the first two books of this trilogy as a child and loved them (no explanation for why I didn’t get to the finale) and recently wanted to go back and finish what I began. Typical of such endeavors, I didn’t have the same thrill in the reread and was taken aback by the strong religious undertone and portrayal of Calvin as an adolescent smooth talker (things I have no recollection of). I’m still enjoying the stroll down childhood’s lane and will post more on the series after I finish each book.