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A Wrinkle In Time (Time, Bk 1)
A Wrinkle In Time - Time, Bk 1
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
It is a dark and stormy night. Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother are in the kitchen for a midnight snack when a most disturbing visitor arrives. — "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger tells them. "I just got caught in a downdrift and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I...  more »
ISBN: 147870
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed A Wrinkle In Time (Time, 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: 6
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
absolute children's classic, especially for geeky kids
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reviewed A Wrinkle In Time (Time, Bk 1) on + 1076 more book reviews
I enjoyed this as a child but did't realize it was geared towards elementary age kids. Though the quantum physics aspects of time and space travel, seem out of place in a child's book. A great evil is stalking the universe and Meg, Charles and Calvin must fight it to rescue their father. It's a great coming of age story with religious undertones. I enjoyed the quest and the interaction between the three children, the three wise "women" and the strange creatures. A very good start to the Time Series.

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