Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time follows 13-year-old Margaret "Meg" Murry; her little brother, Charles Wallace; and Calvin O'Keefe on a time- and space-traveling adventure to an alien planet to rescue Meg and Charles Wallace's dad. And while all the characters are important, it's really Meg who must save everyone and who we especially can relate to. Even though she's incredibly smart, she's socially awkward, unattractive, and unpopular — and she doesn't exactly respect authority. But Meg has a kind heart, and she shows incredible bravery and a deep love for her family in this first book and the rest of the Time Quintet series.
Quoted: "I do face facts. They're lots easier to face than people, I can tell you."