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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

(Part of the Time Quintet (#1) Series, Kairos (#1) Series, and Glencoe Literature Library Series)

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NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER - TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME - NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM DISNEY Read the ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic that has delighted... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Overlooked Book

A Wrinkle In Time is one of my absolute favorites. Most people think of it as a classic sci-fi/fantasy book, but it's so much more. Meg Murry, the main character, seemed so real to me, because she was so perfectly imperfect. She seemed REAL because her temper, social struggles, doubts, fears, insecurities -- were so relatable and timeless. Take it from a fellow misfit. This book was incredible.

Wonderful Book

Read the book in school. Reading it again as an adult took me back to when I could read a book in about three days. It put me back in reading mode.

Beautiful Book

I have loved this book since the first time I read it, many, many, MANY times ago. It's intriguing, suspenseful, and well written. Containing humor and sentiment at just the right moments, combined with the unforgettable characters and imaginative atmospheres L'Engle paints so vividly, it's one of my favorite and definitely deserves the awards it's been given.

It was a dark and stormy night.

Meg Murray and her brother Charles Wallace must go on an adventure to save their father and the universe. Along with Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which, they go on an adventure that will change them forever, but what if they don't get there in time? will they be able to save their father still?, and what sinister evils are hidden on the strange world their father is held captive on? Find out when you read A Wrinkle in Time! I really enjoyed I read it in a day, because I couldn't put it down!

For every child who doesn't quite fit in

Meg Murray was one of my best friends growing up. She was imperfect, and loving, and confused, and wickedly smart, and astonishingly dense, and absolutely could not see the beauty of herself (both inside and outside). As a young girl who was also struggling with these things, I found solace and comfort in immersing myself into books where in "the real world" the same types of issues occurred, but that there were "greater" things going on, that she was so uniquely qualified to work on. While it is true that the book can be read allegorically, it is a treasure all unto itself. I have many geeky, male friends who enjoyed this book as a child, but it did not resonate with them like it did with the woman I have spoken to. I think this is a book wonderful for all genders and ages, but especially lovely for young girls who are a little smarter than the rest of their class, who feel a little less attractive, and who are just finding it difficult to traverse their world. Many years later, I still find myself reading or listening to this book at least once every year. When things in life start to get a little crazy, and all of those same feelings come back (only now it is being a little too smart at work, and being a little less socially skilled at networking, etc), I visit my friend Meg, and between the two of us things always seem clearer by the end of the book. :) It is worth noting that there are 3 other books in this "series". A Wrinkle in Time is the first one, then "A Wind in the Door" (A Wind in the Door), "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" (A Swiftly Tilting Planet), and lastly "Many Waters" (Many Waters). The first three are closely tied, but the last one, Many Waters, I actually only realized existed a few years ago. Instead of Having Meg Murray as one of the main characters the book is about an adventure that her younger, twin brothers have. Still good, but a little different than the first 3. No matter your age, if you have never read these books, and have a little bit of the "intelligent misfit" about you (or ever did), I strongly recommend you pick these books up!

It was a dark and stormy night?

...the perfect opening or one of today's most famous clichés. I read this book for the first time when I was 10. Actually, "read" is not an appropriate description of what I did; I devoured this book. I read it five times in a row. I wasn't exactly the most popular in my class, some (shhhhhhh) might have even called me a nerd. I found solace in books and though teachers loved me, I had few friends. So, when I came across my mother's copy - old and nearly falling apart - of "A Wrinkle in Time", I began it with my typical brew of hopeful anticipation and anticipated disappointment: the insipid characters associated with children's literature were wearing on my last nerve. At the ripe old age of ten I was growing impatient with and cynical about literature! How could a book this old be interesting? However, to my surprise, I was almost instantly absorbed in the book; I couldn't put it down. I was in awe of Meg Murray, wished she weren't a work of fiction because she'd surely be my best friend. And Charles Wallace reminded me of my own darling younger brother! I read with fervor and finished the book in a weekend. The silly members of The Babysitter's Club and Ramona Quimby (do they still make these?!) were behind me now as I had been introduced to the fantastical world of Ms. L'Engle. The book is about the adventures of a girl named Meg Murray and her savant younger brother Charles as they search for their mysteriously vanished father with the aid of three very odd women. They encounter various aspects of sci-fi in their mission, but don't let this aspect turn you off: the sci-fi is more like Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia than anything else.I read AWiT at the age of ten, so if your children are around this age or are advanced readers, hand it to them and help them with the big words and novel concepts. If they are younger, nestle into the comforts of a big chair (preferably with a wild storm raging outside) and spin the tales of Meg, Charles and Calvin. This book is timeless; I've read "A Wrinkle in Time" at least once a year since the summer preceding 6th grade and have never tired of it nor have I failed to find new things in each reading. This book reminds me of being awkward and alarmingly innocent, insecure and full of anticipation. If you escaped adolescence without reading "A Wrinkle in Time", purchase a copy today, it's not too late. If you have entered adulthood and haven't re-read this book, you will be amazed at the important lessons L'Engle sneaks in. This book is about conformity, perceptions and about being different... being an individual. It is for those who have been rumored to be: "not quite bright," and those who are bright beyond their years.

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