84 - A Wrinkle in Time
A troublesome student, government secrets, flying angels, time travel, and a tesseract; these high brow concepts sound more like the start to a 500 page high brow science-fiction epic. While the story is indeed vast, this brisk teen novel incorporates all of these elements to tell a simple, inspiring tale of individuality and love. Madeline L’Engle often writes using Christian imagery, philosophic thought, and relate-able characters, but this is her best work. It is often easy to simply fall in line with what others are doing, but the true beauty of life is found by those who dare to do things differently. There are few stories that communicate that simple truth better than this one.
~ Stephen Russ