A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy

With the movie coming out, it seemed that A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle was everywhere, so I decided to read it again and found a copy of the first three books, so read them all. And while the trilogy as a whole is quite good, the third book was by far my favorite, A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

L’Engle creates a cast of characters that I came to love. The Murrays and the people they surround themselves with are interesting, intelligent, and not your usual kids or parents. What I most enjoyed was the layers that L’Engle works into each character and the flaws you see in them. I loved following Meg as she aged and grew up, but Charles Wallace steals the show in the later books. And in the third book as we go back in time to learn of the history of the families that make up a fake country but also Meg’s own family by marriage, Charles Wallace takes the risks and believes those who most would not.

These first three books are only the beginning and now I’m intrigued. Where do the characters continue to go? Do we continue to see Meg and her family as she ages in adulthood? Where do the adventures take them? There are two more books that make it into a quintet and I definitely want to read them to finish it off. And I love stories that show good prevailing over evil, it’s so necessary right now with what’s going on in the world.