Madeleine L'Engle Writing Styles in A Wrinkle in Time

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Point of View

The story is told in the semi-omniscient third person, from a thirteen-year-old girl's point of view. While Meg Murry is not the narrator, the narrator follows her experience and focuses on her thoughts and feelings. She is a confused girl who feels angry and hurt that she is "odd" and doesn't fit in at school. She is also worried about her father, who has disappeared.

Throughout the story, we see Meg interact with her family and friends, as well as with some fantastic creatures in space. Through it all, Meg's thoughts and reactions remain true to that of a young girl trying to make sense of her world.

Setting

The book begins on Earth, during the fall. The garden is where Meg leaves the earth and where she finally returns. There is also school to attend and woods to explore.

The children then travel to two...

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