I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was 8 years old. I fell absolutely in love with it, reading my battered copy over and over until it broke in half and was relegated to the top of the bookshelf (where I was unable to read it). Years later, after reading it again, I found it to be just as captivating and magical as the first time I read it. Not being a people person, I found myself really connecting with Meg, the young outcast, and her love for her brother Charlie. Once again, I experienced the magic of new worlds and creatures, and cringed at the evil that threatened to devour the earth. I would highly recommend this book for people who enjoy some (simple!) science and math mixed in with their fantasy, whether they are 8 years old or 28.
Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.