A Wrinkle in Time Study Guide

A Wrinkle in Time Study Guide

Madeleine L’Engle wrote “A Wrinkle in Time” in 1962. The book is most known for its spectacular illustrations by Leo and Diane Dillon that made the edition known and even more frequently read.

The protagonist of the story is a young girl Meg Murry. Her father was taken hostage by the evil forces, so she decided to rescue him, which means to travel in time and to another planet, taking her brother Charles Wallace with her. The shy and insecure girl, who has to fight her own battles with her inner awkwardness, is introduced to a concept of time wrinkles, or tesseracts, for the first time by Mrs. Whatsit. Soon they meet other unusual creatures: Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, the Dark Thing and many more.

The kids travel through different planets to fight the evil forces that want to possess the lives and rhythms of these planets. They manage to save not only their own planet and their lives but to fight the terrifying evil of the whole world. They must encounter the forms and creatures never seen before and find one thing that makes them different from the evil IT that has possessed the minds of different planets.

Along with the adventure and fascinating travels, the reader observes how a young girl matures through the pages. During her journey, she is joined by a popular boy at school, Calvin O’Keefe, who helps Meg discover her personality and accept the way she is. They support each other and, in the end, she realizes, that her ability to love – love herself, love her brother, love her home – is one thing that will bring them back home alive and safe.

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a science fiction novel that strikes with its imagination and unusual events. It is also a young adult book, which makes it positive and easy to read and comprehend. Yet it is also rich in meanings and valuable life lessons that are eternal.

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