Feeling like a misfit? read on…
I just finished a delightful book, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. The book is a classic from the 60’s which somehow I missed during my teen years. I can honestly say any age reader will reap rewards when they take the time to sit and enjoy this sci-fi tale. Back cover description: “a scientist has vanished. Now an eerie midnight visitor leads three children in search of him—through wrinkle in time, to the deadly unknown terrors beyond the tesseract!”
And if you don’t know what a tesseract is (I didn’t until I read the book), you definitely should read this book. The main character, Meg, the oldest of four children, predictably flounders as a teenager. She wants to appear strong and lovely, but wrestles with her looks and teachers in general. During the story, Meg learns to appreciate her God-given looks and brains as she strives to unravel the mystery of finding and resucing family members. She discovers that true beauty can be found on the outside, but more importantly, on the inside of each of us.
“No matter your age, if you have never read these books, and have a little bit of the “intelligent misfit” about you (or ever did), I strongly recommend you pick these books up! (quote by a Wisconsin reader).
There are a couple more books in the series which I plan to read. Excellent choice for those (young and old alike) who struggle with self-esteem issues, and just don’t seem to fit in anywhere.