A Wrinkle in Time was a book I read very long ago, probably in middle school or so, but I remembered the very surreal experience the characters went on, so I decided to give the book a reread and see how different the experience was.
So, for recommending this book I am going to give some details. To start off, the overall theme of the book has a lot to do with the structure of the universe and space.
“They are very young. And on their earth, as they call it, they never communicate with other planets. They revolve about all alone in space.”
“Oh,” the thin beast said. “Aren’t they lonely?”
The book starts off with the main characters, Mrs. Murry, Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe, being introduced to the main supporting characters Mrs.Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who. The plot of the story centralizes around the disappearance of Mr. Murry and the attempt of the three kids, Calvin, Meg, and Charles Wallace, to retrieve him and save the universe with the help of three supporting characters Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who. The only information that I would consider to not be a spoiler is the fact that the Murry family tends to be exceptionally smart with the outlier of Charles Wallace. He is much smarter than most of theother characters at the age of 5.
There are several reasons why I would recommend this book. The first is its strong themes. Over the course of the book the author presents several different sets of themes that are formed through different scenarios that are set up by the characters mode of travel and by their struggle against the main antagonist. The themes can range from love and neglect to things as big as the meaning of life and good and evil.
For a scale I would give this book a solid 8/10 due to the fact that sometimes it seems like the author is trying too hard to make things vivid and surreal. But for that experience this book has done really well.