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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1)
A Wrinkle in Time - Time Quintet, Bk 1
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Newbery Medal Winner, 1963 — Meg Murray, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract," which, if you didn't kno...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440998051
ISBN-10: 0440998050
Publication Date: 2/1/1976
Pages: 226
Reading Level: Young Adult
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  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 470 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (Dell)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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.
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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!!
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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.
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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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My 7 year old loved it, though I read it with her and it was a little dark in places. I would recommend it generally for 10 and up.
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I have always heard of this book but had never read it. It reminded me of the Chronicles of Naria but much smaller.
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My 9yr old son really enjoyed this book. He had to read it for his book club. We ended up ordering the rest of the series.

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