Miranda is comfortable in her urban slightly run down neighborhood with her best (and only) friend Sal, her trivia obsessed mother and even the crazy guy who sticks his head under the mailbox on the corner. She only wants to read and reread A Wrinkle in Time. But then things start coming apart: Sal starts avoiding her, things go missing, and other things turn up, like notes telling her what's going to happen in the future. ...and they do. Trying to uncover these mysteries leads to new events and connections in Miranda's life, but none seem related to each other.....and then suddenly they are.
The author, Rebecca Stead, notes that she thought a lot about time as she was growing up, especially about the passing of time, and about remembering the "person" she is now at some later date. She writes that one of the reasons for writing this book was: "... thinking about how we leave ourselves behind in a way, which I think we do, throughout our lives." Do you agree with her?
Would you choose to time travel if you could? If so, would you choose your own life at an earlier time...or a future time?
Did you figure out Miranda's mystery before she did?