While I have just read this book, it is by no means a recent publication, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleline L'Engle was first published in 1962. This Science Fantasy is a Newberry Medal winning novel. As a child I stayed away from award winning books, because I felt if the critics liked it, it couldn't be good. Boy was I wrong. While I did find this book a little dark in places, it was a good read. I use the word "dark" in a connotative way to indicate that it may have scary and depressing scenes for you to read.
The novel opens with one of the most famous opening lines in all of literature; "It was a dark and stormy night." This was first used by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton's 1830 novel Paul Clifford. The story follows Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace who are in search of their father, a scientist, who has been missing for over a year. This story involves time travel to different planets, not even in our galaxy. They meet good and bad and eventually triumph over evil.
There are four other books that follow the same characters, however, it is not so much a series that is intended to be read consecutively because these books are independent. The other books are: A Wind in the Door, Many Waters, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, An Acceptable Time.
A Wrinkle in Time has been adapted to a film, play, opera and a graphic novel.
I felt this was an ok book and would give it a half of a cup of tea.
I hope your summer is going well and that you are finding shady spots to read your books!