A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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Meg Murray and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government
Publisher: New York : Dell, 1962, c2007
ISBN: 9780312367541
9780312372514
9780440498056
0440498058
9780374386139
0374386137
9780440998051
0440998050
9780312367558
Branch Call Number: J L'ENGLE,M
J Pbk L'ENGLE,M
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 17 cm

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ewells1
Jul 16, 2020

A Wrinkle in Time is amazing. The complexity kept me in awe, on edge, and turning the pages. Very well written.

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suveen
Jul 13, 2020

A Wrinkle in Time
The book A Wrinkle in Time by Katherine Olney is a fantasy novel about kids that set off to find their father who is trapped in an alternate dimension. One day a mysterious old lady appears at their doorstep and it turns out that the youngest son already knows her. The incredible journey begins from there. This book is very well written and filled with many scientific elements as well. The only thing I disliked about this book is the parts toward the ending. I feel like the book was at a good pace but then it started moving very quickly towards the end. I would also not recommend this book for children under 10 due to scientific words. Overall, this is a very captivating book and is good for a casual read.

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Archeteuthys
Jul 08, 2020

I appreciate this book as a classic work for younger readers; this has the hallmarks of timeless fiction meant for such an audience - namely, it's a quick read with a quick plot (for instance, REVEL in how instantaneous Calvin's obvious love for Meg is!) and a HELL of a quick ending that almost left me reeling amidst what felt much like a saccharine whirlwind and then DONE.

Things I noticed this go-around, all that being said: what an interplay between faith and science, and thinking and feeling that happens in this work, and how obvious these two themes are as they work together to propel the plot and the children onward. On one hand, we have inter-dimensional travel, aliens and talk of higher and lower dimensions; on the other, very obviously Christian-themed quotes are sprinkled in particularly as our vulnerable human Meg struggles with her own furious immaturity and the fact that She Has To Go Do the Things (aka grow up.)

So there's that, and again with the pair of hands, one being Camatzotz and its rigidity of thought/being, and then there's that planet Aunt Beast dwells on, where the creatures can't see but sense, and care. It all seems so obvious looking at it, now. But it wouldn't necessarily be, for younger folks who learn by witnessing those like them be strong where they need to be in a tough, confusing world. And I appreciate that all the more these days. I just happen to have more patience than certain plot points provide for, and that's okay.

TLDR: It's a typical teen novel that's written very concisely, and well. Within it are all sorts of things going on that my now-adult brain latches onto, and finds enriching, particularly knowing how long ago this book was written. I think that speaks, ultimately, to the timelessness of A Wrinkle in Time.

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Diepio
Jul 07, 2020

This book is amazing. Everyone and everybody should read this super good book. Seriously.

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mazimcgoo
Jun 28, 2020

great

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jmli
Jun 15, 2020

Didn't really like the characters and religious references

IndyPL_AnnaL Apr 23, 2020

This is a story about children who time travel to save their father on a distant planet. They have special help along the way but ultimately use their own skills to survive. This book contains many themes for discussion including, good vs evil, religion, science, communism and conformity. It would be a great read aloud with advanced readers and older children.

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Monarch_47
Mar 16, 2020

One word: Amazing!!!!!!!

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FloraWest
Jan 11, 2020

More relevant than ever.

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cbursiek
Nov 01, 2019

Coen Level M

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May 22, 2019

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Monarch_47
Jun 15, 2020

Love. That was what she had that IT did not have.

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5297_902
Nov 15, 2018

L'enge Madeleine

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writingismylife
Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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Imaan_0
Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

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Dragonrat703
Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)

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