Unlike many others, I never read this book in middle school or high school. Rather, I first read it in my "Fantasy Literature" class in college (I was the first engineering major to ever take that class - ha ha) and really enjoyed it. I can see why it would appeal to a younger audience - the main characters are children who go on an adventure into the universe to save their father. But I can also understand why we read it at the college level - there's a deeper reliogio-political side to it that's worthy of serious discussion.
This is a 1963 Newbery Medal winner, and the first in a four-part series that also includes: A Wind in the Door; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which won the American Book Award; and Many Waters.
I read this book as an adult because my daughter said it was her favorite, she couldn't say why, it just was. She has read a lot of books so that meant something to me. I decided to pick it up and couldn't put it down. It was such a beautiful story of fantasy and wonder with science and spirituality woven in. I will re-read it and suggest it always. As an added bonus, I discovered it is first in a six book series! I love that and read them all immediatly.
This is a wonderful fantasy for anyone to read, especially children. I am A mother that likes to read what her children read before I allow them to read it, and this was of course a wonderful story. It opens the imagination. A must read at any age.
A great beginning to a good series. This and the Narnia chronicles were the first fantasy books I read as a kid. It's still one of my favorites, although I think that Swiftly Tilting Planet is the best of the series.
I thought I had read this as a child but it was published after I was an adult. I was kind of disappointed but I guess my tastes have changed. Harry Potter held my interest as an adult but this one didn't.
A must have read for everyone!! I remember first reading the Wrinkle in Time series back when I was in middle school. I loved the adventures and time traveling. I strongly recommend reading the series following. I loved all the books!
Maren M. reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) on
I remember reading this book for the first time at age 11 (I don't think you need to be a teenager to read/enjoy it) -- I loved it.... I agree with other reviewers that one gets something new each time it's read, and that it's good for adults as well. Madeleine L'Engle has been one of my favorite authors for almost 30 years and remains to to this day!