Book Reviews of A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1)

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet, Bk 1)
A Wrinkle in Time - Time Quintet, Bk 1
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
ISBN-13: 9780440998051
ISBN-10: 0440998050
Publication Date: 2/1/1976
Pages: 226
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 477 ratings
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (Dell)
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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Helpful Score: 2
A great read for any age. An imaginative tale of two children and their journey through time and space to bring peace to a dying world.
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Helpful Score: 2
Madeline L'Engle is a wonderful author. This series is among her best.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book as an adult because my daughter said it was her favorite, she couldn't say why, it just was. She has read a lot of books so that meant something to me. I decided to pick it up and couldn't put it down. It was such a beautiful story of fantasy and wonder with science and spirituality woven in. I will re-read it and suggest it always. As an added bonus, I discovered it is first in a six book series! I love that and read them all immediatly.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have read this book several times in my life and each time I get something new from it. A delightful book for teens and adults alike.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderful fantasy for anyone to read, especially children. I am A mother that likes to read what her children read before I allow them to read it, and this was of course a wonderful story. It opens the imagination. A must read at any age.
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A great beginning to a good series. This and the Narnia chronicles were the first fantasy books I read as a kid. It's still one of my favorites, although I think that Swiftly Tilting Planet is the best of the series.
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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 read it many years ago, but i still remember how much i loved it.
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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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Fun book to read. Din't quite think the ending wrapped up all issues though.
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A very charming book that will take you away to another world. Beautifully descriptive and mesmerizing.
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A Great read. Very deep. Especially in the views of the inhabitance of the different worlds.
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It has the general apperance of being science fiction.. but it is not.. There is a mystery, mysticism , a feeling for brooding horror
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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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Quick read. Great fantasy.
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Had to read for Children's Literature course. Good fantasy, but hard for "younger ones" to follow. Need to be around 7th or 8th grade to enjoy this book.
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Not my favorite L'engle book, but a lot of people love it.
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a vry exciting thought provoking book
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Beautiful cover illustration on this mass market reprint of a classic.
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I liked it a lot!
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I thought I had read this as a child but it was published after I was an adult. I was kind of disappointed but I guess my tastes have changed. Harry Potter held my interest as an adult but this one didn't.
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ok... this book was pretty strange. i still can't figure out if i love it or hate it
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A must have read for everyone!! I remember first reading the Wrinkle in Time series back when I was in middle school. I loved the adventures and time traveling. I strongly recommend reading the series following. I loved all the books!
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I remember reading this book for the first time at age 11 (I don't think you need to be a teenager to read/enjoy it) -- I loved it.... I agree with other reviewers that one gets something new each time it's read, and that it's good for adults as well. Madeleine L'Engle has been one of my favorite authors for almost 30 years and remains to to this day!
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An enjoyable book and I look forward to reading the others.
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A decent fantasy novel for a young reader. Excellent characters, but the plot kind of hits a wall near the end.
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This is one of my favorite stories. I read it 75 times and i never get tired of it.
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great at any age.
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Smaller than I expected.
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classic read
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I had to read this for class. My professor loves this book but I didn't see why it was so great.
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Remem ber this is a used swap. Books has been read by several in the family.