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text 2018-02-23 20:29
Friday Reads!
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle

Cannonball Read’s first #CannonBookClub of 2018 starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. In anticipation of the soon-to-be released big screen adaptation, they’re taking on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. Everyone’s welcome in their discussion - you don’t even have to be signed up to review for CBR10 to chime in. So whether you’ve read or reread or (gasp!) didn’t even finish the book, head on over to their site, and speak your mind. We know how you love to do that! (Cannonball Read 10)

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review 2018-02-11 16:40
A Wrinkle in Time ★★★☆☆
A Wrinkle in Time (Audio) - Hope Davis,Madeleine L'Engle Had I first encountered this book as a child, I would have loved it. Reading it for the first time as an adult, I found it a charming and sweet story with a likeable message. But it dragged for me in places, with my interest lagging until at least halfway through the story, and the ending was a little too… nice. Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Very good performance by Hope Davis. Fantastic forewords by the author and by Ava DuVernay (the director for the upcoming film adaptation).
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review 2018-01-30 21:52
Quickie #Audiobook Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time - Hope Davis,Madeleine L'Engle

I truly enjoyed this "reread" of one of my all time favorite stories. I listened to the #audiobook with my 11-year-old daughter, who enjoyed it for the first time. The story is a wonderful blend of fantasy, hope, and adventure. While the speech and dialogue may be dated at times, the message remains timeless. The narration by Ms. Davis was excellent (my daughter gives her 5 stars). She manages to capture the wide array of emotions from joy to fear, from hopelessness to love, not only in Meg, the main character, but in each of the supporting players. She manages a large variety of voices, each fitting for each character.

 

My Rating: A-
Daughter's Rating: 4.3 stars

 

Narration: A
Daughter's Rating: 5 stars

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review 2018-01-25 01:29
Science and Fantasy Come to Life.
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) - Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time introduces many themes, ideas, and concepts. This books is thought provoking through the use of the theme good vs. evil and the idea our parents are only human and can’t always fix everything. A Wrinkle in Time also celebrates individuality, nonconformity, friendship, and courage. Children will learn that everyone is different, but by celebrating that difference we can achieve anything. There are many activities that can be done in regards to this book. Students can explain what a tesseract is and include an illustration. Students could be creative by writing about a time travel trip and what they accomplished. 

 
  • Lexile Reading Level: 740L
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review 2018-01-16 18:24
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1) - Madeleine L'Engle

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 more complex than I remembered though, so it's definitely still a good read for adults. 

 

It is definitely a book of the 60s. The language and phrases used were things that would never be said today, but I think that's part of the charm of this little book. I adore the characters, especially the Mrs W's and Aunt Beast. 

 

I'm definitely glad that I reread this. Now I can't wait for the movie version, and I can't wait to see what Ava Duvernay and the cast do with it!

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