A Wrinkle in Time Review Essay

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Sci-Fi Book Review A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine Lengle is an adventure packed story about a high-school girl named Meg Murry who is accompanied by her intellegant brother Charles Wallace and friend Calvin O'Keefe on a quest to find her father. At the beginning of the book, you are introduced to Meg who is troubled by personal insecurities and her concern for her father. Meg is always getting in trouble at school for talking back and giving attitude to her teachers, and her mom is concerned. On one dark and rainy evening, Mrs. Whatsit appears at Megs house, at first Meg is very sceptical about Mrs. Whatsit, but Charles Wallace explains that she was a very nice lady. During Mrs Whatsits stay she suprises Meg's mother by reassuring her of …show more content…
On Ixchel the three Mrs. W's appear, and Meg realizes that she must travel back to Camazotz to save Charles from IT. Before returning to Camazots the three Mrs. W's tell Meg that she has one power that IT does not have, and Meg discovers that it is the ability to love. Thus, by concentrating on her love for Charles Wallace, she breaks the clutches of IT on Charles and he is once again free. Once Meg releases Charles from IT they tessers through time and space, appearing in their vegetable garden on Earth. Mr. Murry and Calvin are waiting for them there, and they all chear for their victory. The Mrs. W's visit the scene while on route to further travels, but do not say where they are going. Charles Wallace Murry is the youngest Murry child, the most extraordinary and the smartest of the Murry family for his age. Charles has an extraordinary vocabulary and can "read" certain people's thoughts and feelings. "I think i want to be exclusive about her for a while,"(13). Charles Wallace, being only five-years old is always using very big words, and sounds like he would be an adult. He is intellectually curious, loving, and is always helping one another. The boys at school make Charles, calling him a "dumb baby brother" because he did not begin to speak until the age of four, at which time he began to speak in full sentences. Right away at the begining of the story you can tell that Charles is an exceptional boy, already cooking meals

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