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A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time It was a dark and stormy night Meg Murry her small brother Charles Wallace and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing s

  • Title: A Wrinkle in Time
  • Author: Madeleine L'Engle
  • ISBN: 9781250153272
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L'Engle It was a dark and stormy night Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger Wild nights are my glory, the unearthly stranger told them I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course Let me be on my way Speaking of way, by the waIt was a dark and stormy night Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger Wild nights are my glory, the unearthly stranger told them I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course Let me be on my way Speaking of way, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.Meg s father had been experimenting with this fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and Charles Wallace to rescue him But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart stopping journey through space
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    1. Sara on said:

      the book that first inspired me to tentatively pick up my pencil and my marbled black and white composition notebook remember those and write in 4th grade the influence l engle herself and her work have had on my life cannot be understated i met her many many years later, during college, when she was well into her 80s, but she was exactly as i pictured her spirited, engaging, challenging when i very nervously and shyly told her that she gave me my first inspiration to write, she looked me in the [...]

    2. RandomAnthony on said:

      So 41 of my friends have read A Wrinkle in Time, but I never picked up the book until these past few weeks I m not sure how this novel and I slipped past each other in my youth I m guessing that since the main character was a girl I wasn t that interested in middle school and when I grew older the science fiction elements didn t appear strong enough to snag my interest Oh well Last weekend I bought A Wrinkle in Time at a Borders near the Seattle airport I wanted the novel to get me through the g [...]

    3. Paige on said:

      First, understand that I am editing this review after several outraged responses I knew that Wrinkle was considered to be a classic, but I was unaware that it was considered a Beloved Classic Beyond Criticism I read this in grade school and just REread it aloud, to my daughter I didn t have a clear memory of it, though I remember that I loved the way it started Now I realize why I forgot so much of it I STILL love the first 3 chapters, and dislike the rest But since some of you found and WILL fi [...]

    4. Elyse on said:

      Am I the first living 64 year old who had never read this book until now March, 2017 that is Random Thoughts I was surprised to discover this story was about a little GIRL not a WIZARD I was surprised that Meg, 13 years old, had three other siblings two twin brothers, Sandy and Dennys, and a younger brother, Charles Wallace Murray, who is a child prodigywith parents who were scientist THERE IS A REAL FAMILY WITH REAL PEOPLE in this book NOT SURE WHY THIS SURPRISED ME I m thinking HOT DAMN, I mi [...]

    5. PurplyCookie on said:

      The story takes about 100 pages of tedious, banal dialogue, to get to the point where you are told that this is a battle against Evil, and all you need is love But everything is so oversimplified, so sketchy everything is reduced to big words, like IT, and evil This IT, also called the Dark Thing, is striving to create a communist type society where everyone conforms, down to the little children who bounce their balls in uniform rhythms and who live in cutter box houses I liked Meg in the beginn [...]

    6. Madeleine on said:

      I have one general, self imposed rule about reviewing on this site I write about the books I ve read in the order I ve finished them By that logic, I should be cobbling together my reaction to Hunger right now but I am so taken by this childhood staple that there s no room in my brain for anything other than uncontrollable glee over this book that another Madeleine has given to the world I never read this book as a kid I didn t read it as a teenager or a college student I read it for the first t [...]

    7. Michael on said:

      Later note Had discussion with author about this book and why it means so much to so many people specifically women Also read excellent NYTimes piece about the fiftieth anniversary Some books are powerful for their readers because of their context in this case, the utter lack in popular kid s literature of 1962 of characters like Meg real girls, who cared about atypical subjects like math, who were unashamed to be other than pink wearing cheerleaders To find a powerful role model in a novel must [...]

    8. Hannah Greendale on said:

      Thirteen year old Meg Murry s house is visited, on a dark and stormy night by a mysterious stranger named Mrs Whatsit who says, Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract Tesseract refers to confidential scientific work Meg s father conducted for the government before he went missing several years prior On the following day, Meg accompanies her little brother to Mrs Whatsit s house and finds herself unexpectedly swept away on an intergalactic adventure with hope of being [...]

    9. Melanie on said:

      It was a dark and stormy night Okay, I haven t read A Wrinkle in Time since fifth grade, so I was kind of nervous going into this Yet, I was very pleasantly surprised, and I m even excited to see the new movie adaptation in March I mean, this reads a little old and simple but it was still such a delight to read I will say that I didn t remember any of the religious spiritual aspects that were woven in, so apparently fifth grade Melanie, who went to a Catholic school and everything, just pushed [...]

    10. Susanne Strong on said:

      5 Stars A Wrinkle in Time How can I never have read this before Have I been living under a rock my entire life This was utterly DELIGHTFUL, Amazing, Funny, Scary, Brilliant Crazy Bold In short, I loved it Ok, and I admit, I didn t read it I listened to the audiobook, narrated by Hope Davis and she was amazing That being said, thank you Madeiline L Engle, A Wrinkle in TIme was mystical, magical and nothing short of fantastical Thirteen year old Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace en [...]

    11. Crumb on said:

      What can I say about a book that is hailed as one of the greatest pieces of fiction of all time Nothing I really can t I will not disrespect this book by saying anything negative about it I think my opinions about this book may have changed over the years, but that by no means makes this a poor read Instead of being critical about the book, I am going to celebrate it with some of my favorite quotes from this book Like and equal are not the same thing at all No wonder this book is considered to b [...]

    12. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      I just finished reading this for the first time since, maybe college Twelve year old Meg Murry, her precocious five year old brother Charles Wallace, and their new friend Calvin meet some highly odd beings who call themselves Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which This strange, quirky trio sweeps the children away on an interstellar quest to find and rescue Meg and Charles Wallace s missing father They fold space and time through tesseracts the wrinkle in time and space and battle the darkness that [...]

    13. Savannah on said:

      Madeleine L Engle is a Christian writer, so even than C S Lewis in my opinion However, while the influence of Christian Theology and in later books, biblical history is woven throughly through out all the books in this series, it is not offensive to non Christian readers I am one of those To be completely honest, when my mother first read me this when I was about 7 years old, I was totally oblivious to the influence L Engle s faith has on her writing It wasn t until I was twelve or thirteen, wh [...]

    14. Evgeny on said:

      It was a dark and stormy nightYes, the book starts with the quoted sentence The Murry family was sitting home when a bizarre and unexpected stranger came in At this point some words need to be said about the members of the family Both father and mother were scientific geniuses working on a secret project The father disappeared one day never to be heard from again Their daughter and the heroine of the story is Meg, a genius and misunderstood by her schoolmates and teachers to be fair her behavior [...]

    15. Bryon on said:

      I started reading A Wrinkle In Time when I was 8 or 10 I say started because I never finished it I can t remember exactly why, but I think it kind of scared the crap out of me Now, 15 or 17 years later, I ve read it again this time the whole thing and there s really nothing scary at all about it It s possible that, as a kid, I was somehow relating this book to the terribly scary Disney movie Something Wicked This Way Comes Again, I don t know why.Whatever the reason for my fears, the book is not [...]

    16. Jason Koivu on said:

      That s what I felt I was seeing as I read this, a blank slate, a void, an empty room A Wrinkle in Time is a very nice tale, but I just wish L Engle spent time developing the settings The decently rounded characters seemed to be floating in spartan landscapes like portraits hung in limbo Lackluster description is one thing, but perhaps than anything, I think my tepid 3 star, ho hum reaction to A Wrinkle in Time is due to my reading it as a middle aged curmudgeon It s made for kids and I haven t [...]

    17. Richard Derus on said:

      Okay, the film s an April 2018 release but principle photography is over at least.Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says It was a dark and stormy night Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger Wild nights are my glory, the unearthly stranger told them I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course Let me be on my way Speaking of way, by the way, there is such [...]

    18. Trish on said:

      We all want to fit in somehow We also want to be ourselves and thus stand out a little bit, but basically we don t want to deviate too much because it s usually considered bad by others funny, considering that we re pretty much all feeling the same way so we should just let the others be and especially children often have a hard time when not fitting in with their peers Thus, being different can be risky.Meg is a girl that doesn t fit in Her parents are multiple PhDs and have taught her and her [...]

    19. Whitney Atkinson on said:

      3.5 StarsAnthem by Ayn Rand is one of my favorite books, and I feel like this is the perfect kid friendly version of that I ve been going back and reading a lot of children s classics I neglected to read as a kid, and I think they re fascinating I see how they appeal to young readers, and I can predict how much I would have loved it as a kid, but I also catch really deep themes and allusions that I know I never would have understood as a child This book makes so many Shakespeare references and i [...]

    20. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      I reread a childhood favorite in one night Who can forget the cozy Murry kitchen, the way science and religion are valued equally, tesseracts and planet adventures If a book can be a warm blanket, this is mine.When I as young, I loved Meg because I felt as awkward as her, and also as unable to grasp a boy ever liking me the way Calvin just does But I also had those weird insights in ways not quite as dramatic as Charles Wallace, so I was all of those kids And my Dad worked all the time, maybe no [...]

    21. Manny on said:

      But why me asked Madeleine Do I have to do it You must, said Mrs Whatsit Your world is in grave danger Very, very grave danger You have to warn them But I don t know how exclaimed Madeleine angrily What is this danger How am I going to explain it It s impossible Certum est quia impossibile est, said Mrs Who It is certain, because it is impossible Latin Tertullian Wwe wwill hhelp yyou, interrupted Mrs Which Iff onlyy yyou ddidn t iinsist on uusing wwords You see said Madeleine You tell me I have [...]

    22. Jeffrey Keeten on said:

      Sweet dreams are made of thisWho am I to disagree I travel the worldAnd the seven seas,Everybody s looking for something EurythmicsYou have plenty of time to put this book in your reading queue before the movie release in March of 2018 starring Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon Create some synergy by reading the book and then watching the movie Check out the trailer A Wrinkle in Time 2018 Movie TrailerIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit jeffreykeetenI also have a F [...]

    23. Catie on said:

      Madeleine L Engle famously said, You have to write the book that wants to be written And if the book will be too difficult for grown ups, then you write it for children I fell in love with this book when I was eight, and since then I ve read it countless times This is a book about physics, faith, God, and the constant fight for good And it s written for children with no apologies The manuscript for this book was notoriously rejected by many major publishers, who believed its content would be too [...]

    24. Bonnie Shores on said:

      So this story actually begins with It was a dark and stormy night Awesome I love everything about this book I love that the dialogue is old fashioned, having been written in 1960 by a woman who was born in 1918 I love that biblical scripture was woven seamlessly throughout a story that relied upon quantum mechanics as it relates to time travel I love that it deals with good versus evil and explains it as light versus dark in a simplistic fashion that makes it clear to children I love the quirky [...]

    25. LaDonna on said:

      How could this book never make my radar before now If it were not for the upcoming movie, I do not think I would have sought the book out It is unbelievable that such a profound piece of literature was never brought to my attention, especially when I was younger A Wrinkle in Time is a simple and beautiful story of love, faith and strength woven into a tale of science and fantasy There is no doubt that Madeleine L Engle was deserving of receiving the Newberry Medal in 1963 Even by today s standar [...]

    26. Rachel Reads Ravenously on said:

      4.5 stars Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet You re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself This was my favorite book as a child, in fact I devoured the entire quintet throughout my tween awkward years I remembered I had loved the book, but aside from a few random details, I found I barely remembered what happened In fact, I read it so long ago, this was my copy Okay, so I m not THAT old, my mom just bought a lot of books from the local us [...]

    27. Jim on said:

      4 10 12 Okay, this is the longer review The added bit follows the dashed line I learned about this outstanding book and its brilliant author from Catie s wonderful reviewand blog post Yes, I should have known about it many years ago, but this was a gap in my experience To make up for lost time, I now have the boxed set series of 5 books for my family.This is a wonderful adventure story for children one that speaks to them as adults, and conveys a bundle of important life concepts without getting [...]

    28. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      I asked my Reading May Experience class to revisit a childhood favorite, and when I decided to play along, this book is the one I couldn t get out of my head The trouble is, I had not reread the book as an adult I was terrified it wouldn t hold up, that I would be disappointed, but I did not need to worry so much Going back to a book I read so many times as a child was like walking into my childhood home or singing Christmas carols they re so ingrained, so familiar, I can see all the parts comin [...]

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