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A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) - Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)
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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... show more
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 me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract."A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374386139 (0374386137)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 203
Edition language: English
Series: The Time Quintet (#1)
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Jeffrey Reads
Jeffrey Reads rated it
4.0 A Wrinkle in Time
I read this book a long time ago, probably in 5th or 6th grade, but I felt like I needed a refresher before the movie is released later this year. All in all, I really enjoyed it. It is obviously written for kids so it was a very quick read and easy to get through. Some of the science of it is mor...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Coming of age sci-fi
I'm rating this what I think my 12 years old me would have, because adult me has issues. What was touched upon that I loved: How structured education can grind on an, as Calvin calls it, uneven child. That moment of realization where we find out that parents are not omnipotent, and the subseque...
Level up!
Level up! rated it
First, an explanation. It has been, according to my calculations, three-and-a-half years ("time, and twice time, and half a time"...) since I've posted last. I have to say it's easier going through life without having to write about the books I read, but I also find that I miss something tangible th...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
5.0 Love and Physics
I reread this for the Classics for Beginners group read via the Audible audiobook narrated by Hope Davis. The audio format was a good idea. I was able to do other things and still experience the story again as an adult. While it definitely feels of the time period it was written, it didn't feel that...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
2.0 A Wrinkle in Time (The Time Quintet #1)
This isn't really a review, and I'm only writing this so later, if I start to wonder why I rated it the way I did and if I should read the next book, I'll remember.I can't decide if I'm glad I read this as an adult, or if I wish I'd read it as a young child. I think I would have certainly enjoyed it...
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