By: Madeleine L’Engle

Reviewed By: Abigail D.


Main Characters: Meg, Calvin, Charles Wallace, Mr. Murry, Mrs. Murry, IT, Mrs.Whatsit, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Wich, Sandy, Dennys.


Setting:  Mainly Camazotz.


Summary: For 4 years, Meg’s, Sandy’s, Dennys’, and Charles Wallace’s father have been missing on a top secret mission.  Meg, Calvin O’Keefe, Charles Wallace, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Wich, the old ladies who live in a “haunted house” in their woods, set off to find their father.  The 3 kids find out that their world and other planets are being attacked by a dark magic.  They find their father on a planet that has surrendered to the dark magic.  Charles Wallace, in an attempt to save their father, falls under the control of IT.  IT is a brain that can hypnotize people.  Mr. Murry tessers (teleports) to the wrong planet.  A creature Meg calls Aunt Beast, saves her life when she almost die going through the dark magic while tessering.  Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Wich tell Meg she is the only one that can save Charles Wallace.  Mrs. Wich sends her back to save                              

Charles Wallace.  Once saving Charles, she teleports back home and Mr. and Mrs. Murry and the kids reunite.