A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes. A WRINKLE IN TIME is a classic sci-fi adventure for children by bestselling US author, Madeleine L'Engle. When Charles Wallace Murry goes searching through a 'wrinkle in time' for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as 'It'. How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction, which all the way through is dominated by the funny and mysterious trio of guardian angels known as Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which. Madeleine L'Engle lived in New York and wrote over 60 books for children, including A WRINKLE IN TIME, the first in her Time Quintet series and winner of the highly prestigious Newbury Medal. she died in 2007, aged 88.
Publisher: [Camberwell, Vic] : Puffin, 2007.
ISBN: 9780141929569

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 13, 2019

It was a ridiculously dull, boring book and I’ll simply never understand it’s hype. The fact that ‘Disney’, the number one ruin of most popular books, had a movie made based on it should already raise red flags. Meg the protagonist is extremely annoying; she literally gasps and cries about everything, after about 10 minutes I got tired of her and her antics. At first she actually seemed likeable, but then my hope fizzled out halfway through the book. Her friend Calvin is also equally irritating and at one point while reading the story I found my self really rooting for the ‘evil’ (the villain.) The so called ‘evil’ made absolutely no sense whatsoever and could have been written better but oh well. 2/5 Stars. @Bloop of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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thebeadedcottage
Feb 24, 2019

Great book. Want to read the next one.

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mitchelclay
Feb 09, 2019

When I picked up "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, it was little more than a title I had heard around. Being from 1960, I knew of it growing up, but I never knew anything about it. Now reading it as an adult has been a treat. The narrative is powerful and curious. The characters are vibrant. The evil power "It" is chilling and dangerous. I'm so glad I finally got to this prolific book!

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darcyhudjik
Dec 18, 2018

This is wonderful tale of children time travelling to save their father.

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miketany
Nov 08, 2018

I did not enjoy this book as much as I anticipated. I liked the author's thought in this book but I think the book was ahead of its time and seemed too complex to be a children's book. I liked the characters, especially Meg due to her love of mathematics and science. I disliked the other characters because they seemed irrelevant to the plot (unlike Meg). The plot was well-organized yet difficult to follow. It almost seemed the author was putting too much information into a fairly small amount of words. I would only recommend this book for people who are able to comprehend a wide variety of words. I gave this book a 7/10 because of the author's inability to explain complex things simplistically, but it overall was still a decent read.

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ringlauren08
Aug 27, 2018

I read this book in 6th grade and it continues today to be one of my favorite books!

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leileileeculham
Aug 23, 2018

A wrinkle in time has the same old fashioned feeling but it is still amazing! The movie was incredible! It deals with similar problems kids in school do!

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kristenpfae
Jul 18, 2018

I really enjoyed this book! I liked that it explained how everyone is different! I also liked that it talks about playing to your flaws!

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writermala
Jul 15, 2018

An interesting books which must have been way ahead of its time. 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. There are enough "good Guys" and "Bad guys" to make it interesting; I wish the author had not brought in religion as it was quite unnecessary. The ultimate climax is as expected but fitting in a children's story.

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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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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