Meg Murry’s family is the talk of the town. Her father has been missing for years, off on some kind of mysterious, scientific mission for the government. Her mother is so beautiful and smart everyone thinks she’s wasting her life waiting for her husband to come home. Her little brother Charles Wallace is a weirdo. He’s only five, but he acts like a grown up. Even worse, he seems to know what people are thinking. Meg herself is failing at school, is unable to fit in with the other kids, and can’t live up to the reputation of her brilliant, good-looking, scientist parents. Why can’t she be like everyone else?
Then Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which show up. This trio of strange ladies takes Meg, Charles Wallace, and their new friend Calvin on an adventure through the galaxy, folding space and time to rescue Mr. Wallace from the planet where he is being held captive by the evil force known as IT.
Written in the early 60s, A Wrinkle in Time has become a classic for kids age 9-12 who have ever felt different. Some parts seem a little old-fashioned, but its celebration of the power of individuality, scientific curiosity, and unconditional love is a message that never gets old.