A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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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.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar Straus Giroux,, 2017
Edition: Movie tie-in edition
Copyright Date: Text,, ©1962
Introduction,, ©2017
ISBN: 9780374308032
0374308039
Characteristics: 218 pages, 12 unnumbered pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table, color photographs ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: At head of title: Disney

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#3 A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance) and/or #11 A children’s classic published before 1980 and/or #16 The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series and/or #17 A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author


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ArapahoeLauraRose Jun 11, 2018

Thank you, Meg, for reminding me of how to use my flaws; when I read this book as a child, and again now that I'm grown.

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Birthday2005
Jun 05, 2018

good book

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blue_dog_31717
Jun 04, 2018

A decent story line had the book on track to be around a 8.5/10 and a Would Recommend if Interested, but one of the most cliche final battles of all time bombed the book down to a Would Not Recommend and a 7/10

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taylorwoods
May 27, 2018

I say these words with the anticipation of backlash from people who love this classic- but I really didn't enjoy this book (to put it nicely).

What I did like about this book (and what kept me going) were a few things. I liked that Meg, our protagonist, is a girl who likes math and science. I also liked the very rich language from Madeleine L'Engle, she definitely had a knack for it and she wasn't afraid to put big, lush words in a children's book.

Now what I didn't care for were the heavy-handed, super-obvious nods towards Christianity, etc. I didn't mind so much the whole "battle of good vs evil" (let's be real that's how just about every book works) but I think this was just too much. And Meg was annoying! If she wasn't complaining or being a spazz her brother was the one calming her down. It definitely put a damper on her getting the chance to be this strong, female lead.

Really I'd rate it 1 star cause I truly didn't like it, but I gave it a kudos star for L'Engle's writing which made up for it.

Glad I've crossed a classic off my list- but it was painful.

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mnack_0
May 21, 2018

Nice kid's story. Full of imagination, courage and independence of spirit. I can see why Disney has taken it on as a movie. It seems like a perfect platform for them. Also - it's interesting how Disney is departing from the 1962 story by embracing diversity. I hallucinate that adaptation is very much in keeping with the worldview of the author if she were writing the story today. :-)

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navy_wolf_412
May 13, 2018

It was really boring for me. It didn't really hook me at the beginning, as it was mostly just talk and no action.

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fred98115
May 04, 2018

Children employ a tesseract, a wrinkle in time, to move between planets to rescue their father who is held prisoner by a warped, evil intelligence.

Average stuff, really. I don't get why it's become a cult favourite, much less a movie.

MVBOOKCLUB Apr 26, 2018

It is always interesting to select a title that 1. Was written many years ago and 2. targets a younger audience. Thinking back to when the book was written and what was happening in the world the subject matter was very forward thinking. The majority of our group felt that a child would love the book and probably would not be so worried about trying to "analyze" everything and figure out what it all means but would simply enjoy the adventure.

superglu2 Apr 23, 2018

If you enjoyed the movie, but never read the book you really should give it a try.

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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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