A Wrinkle In Time

A Wrinkle In Time

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Publisher: Ariel/Farrar, Straus, 1962
Branch Call Number: JLEN


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SPPL_Violet Mar 18, 2018

The child me read this too many times and loved it too much to offer a significant critique.

Mar 16, 2018

This book is one of those books that is just full of interest

KateHillier Mar 16, 2018

I haven't read this since I was a kid and I am glad that I didn't remember a lot of it so it felt essentially like the first time. There's a bit of datedness here but the whole adventure to save a parent, weird and wonderful worlds and beings, and coming into yourself was wonderful

Mar 15, 2018

I read this book when it first came out and really enjoyed it. When I heard about a movie being made, I thought it would be fun to read the book again to see if I still liked it 55 years later. I did like it still! I hadn’t remembered all of the spiritual & scientific references it contained. I suppose in grade school that didn’t seem so unusual. It does now. This edition included a few pages about the author that were written by her granddaughter. That was a really nice addition to the novel.

Mar 05, 2018

I really enjoyed the explanation of physics and time and space, I did also enjoy the christian overtones and can see why this would be considered a banned book, but I wouldn't restrict people from reading this. It involves science, psychology, and some religion commentary and content. I really loved AUNT BEAST!!! I hope Aunt Beast is in the Disney movie, I am already disappointed that the Happy Medium character is bunched up and not as described also it seems the movie version changes Meg's character to make her be the opposite of what the book describes in her schooling. I hope Charles Wallace is not changed. I think Disney took on this book because we're in the 21st century, STEM and scifi as well as fantasy are the subjects of most interest with successes of shows like Stranger Things and The Big Bang Theory interest in science and fantasy is the new trend.

Jan 30, 2018

So glad that I read this one before the movie comes out! I'm surprised that I never read this growing up. I can see that it must have been ground breaking thinking at the time, and I'm so glad to have read the 50th anniversary edition that had pictures of the author, a long letter from the granddaughter and other memorabilia.

Jan 16, 2018

So I hesitate to review this because it is at once quite a simple book and not a all simple. It is, in one way, a theological treatise on the first chapter of Corinthians told in narrative form. If you don't get that part, you'll miss the profundity of L'Engle's work. In another, it's s simple coming of age story of a young girl, told in a science-fiction/fantasy way.

You read it and you end up smiling, smiling because our faults are often some of our greatest assets, because ultimately, we have something that fascism cannot have, that we are surrounded by more help than we imagine, and that all of us have abilities we cannot imagine, if we lead with what matters most.

I think I want to read this again and again. I can't wait until my son is old enough for me to read it to him.

kirstd31 Jan 11, 2018

Its, seems like everyone has read this when they were in school. Some how I never did. I decided to read it has an adult because everyone has read it and the movie is coming out. I did not enjoy it. It was boring and the characters were not well developed. When it was published I am sure it was a good book, but now there are many fantasy books with a women protagonists that are better.

Nov 29, 2017

Meg Murry's father has been missing for years and, although she and her family are confident he'll return to them -- the nature of his work is merely secret and mysterious -- it isn't easy when the townspeople are whispering and speculating about her family behind their backs. After a peculiar meeting with Mrs. Whatsit, a decidedly odd woman, suddenly Meg, her little brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin are whisked into a remarkable adventure across space and time in an effort to rescue her father.

Has 'A Wrinkle in Time' aged well? I'm not sure. At the time it was published it was undoubtedly considered groundbreaking: science fiction authored by a woman, with a female protagonist, winning the 1963 Newbery Medal, and remaining on countless schools' required reading lists in the decades since. I somehow missed it in my youth; reading it for the first time as an adult, without considering it contextually in its time, I just wasn't dazzled.

Nov 20, 2017

This book is great. A must read book that keeps you hooked until the end.

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Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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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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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