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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1)
A Wrinkle in Time - Time Quintet, Bk 1
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. — "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374386139
ISBN-10: 0374386137
Publication Date: 1/1/1962
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
This was THE book that got me into sci-fi/fantasy. I haven't read it in probably 20 years, but I still remember parts of this book, and the series in general. These have a fairly heavy Christian/moral tone that I did not notice until I was older, but are highly recommended for kids of all/no faiths, especially those who feel "geeky" and unappreciated.
reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
An awesome combination of sci-fi and fantasy. If you're the sort that enjoys it when the book you're reading gives you wings, you'll probably enjoy A Wrinkle in Time! DELICIOUS!!
reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Unlike many others, I never read this book in middle school or high school. Rather, I first read it in my "Fantasy Literature" class in college (I was the first engineering major to ever take that class - ha ha) and really enjoyed it. I can see why it would appeal to a younger audience - the main characters are children who go on an adventure into the universe to save their father. But I can also understand why we read it at the college level - there's a deeper reliogio-political side to it that's worthy of serious discussion.

This is a 1963 Newbery Medal winner, and the first in a four-part series that also includes: A Wind in the Door; A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which won the American Book Award; and Many Waters.
reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Honestly, I am still undecided what I think of the book. It had a good base message and some of the concepts are interesting, but the writing didn't hold me, and I didn't find myself getting attached or even caring about most of the characters. Perhaps I'm just too old for the book.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great book, very eerie, easy to understand fantasy/science fiction.
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reviewed A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1) on + 954 more book reviews
This Newbery Award winning classic is an enchanting read. I loved the fact that Meg was the true hero. Of course, she had some help from Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, her father, and Calvin, a new friend. However, one is not certain that evil is really defeated leaving the door open for another novel.
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Classic tale way ahead of its time. A young girl must find her father who has vanished.
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I never read this as a child. Reading it as an adult, I found that the author was not just writing a fantasy story, but teaching a lesson. It was wonderful. I am going to read the rest of this series. #2) A Wind in the door, #3) A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and #4) Many Waters.

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