Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quartet (although I’ve only ever read 3…) is one of my favorite series ever written. I think I’ve read A Wrinkle in Time a dozen or so times, A Wind in the Door 3 or 4 times and A Swiftly Tilting Planet 8 or 9 times. I love them. I love Meg, she’s a very strong female character. I love the themes of love, family and fantasy.
The idea of time travel is so cool – I remember being amazed the first time I read it. The way that Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which explain the physics of time travel was so creative. I loved it.
The new Newberry Award winner, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead has some lovely ties to A Wrinkle in Time. When You Reach Me is a beautifully crafted story that deserves a spot on the shelf right next to L’Engle’s classics. It is really a lovely book.