"It was a dark and stormy night..." This cliched phrase is most often seen when Snoopy writes at his typewriter, but it is also the first line in a very influential, classic science fiction novel. It is hard to categorize A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle  as a children, teen, or adult novel. It is one of those novels which transcends ages. Our three main characters are literal geniuses. Calvin O'Keefe is the relative normal one. He plays basketball, and has figured out the secret to fitting in. Meg Murry is 14, awkward, and can't blend in at all with her classmates. Charles Wallace is 5 years-old who is not just a genius, but can sometimes read Meg's mind and is possibly the next step of evolution. They are caught up in a fight to save the universe from the Black Thing which is slowly swallowing the universe and their father caught in a planet in the middle of it. They travel using the concept of the Tesseract with the help of Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Who. This is a book which should be on everyone's list books to read.