Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Wrinkle In Time

I just finished reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeliene L'Engle, and I loved it. It's about Margaret,Meg, Murry, her remarkable brother, Charles Wallace, their friend Calvin O 'Keefe and their fascinating adventures which take them not only through the Milky Way Galaxy but through others as well as they battle the evil forces of "IT". Throughout this book you meet rather interesting characters including the strange threesome, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Who, and the mysterious creatures whom they befriend on an icy cold planet one of whom is called Aunt Beast. In the end the love of Meg triumphs over IT and she frees her brother from the spell of that evil being.

Several years ago we were reading from some book which had many short stories and chapters from books. One of the stories was the chapter from A Wrinkle In Time titled Aunt Beast in which Meg, Calvin, and Mr. Murry meet the strange creature, Aunt Beast. That chapter fascinated me and I wanted to read the book rather badly. I did not however until the other day. I'm sooo glad that I finally read it. I loved it!!!! One of thing that I thought was really cool was the different dimensions illustrated in the story. Not only 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dimesions are in this book but also 4th and 5th. The fifth dimension is how they travel from planet to planet. The process is also called tessering, a wrinkle in space. A wrinkle in time is also created by the three mrs.s so that the children will not be missed by their mother.

I highly recommend this book and it's sequel. I'm sure the others are very good as well but unfortuantly I have not had a chance to read them yet.

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