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Young people who have trouble finding their place in the world will connect with the "misfit" characters in this provocative story. This is no superhero tale, nor is it science fiction, although it shares elements of both. The travelers must rely on their individual and collective strengths, delving deep into their characters to find answers.
A classic since 1962, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time is sophisticated in concept yet warm in tone, with mystery and love coursing through its pages. Meg's shattering yet ultimately freeing discovery that her father is not omnipotent provides a satisfying coming-of-age element. Readers will feel a sense of power as they travel with these three children, challenging concepts of time, space, and the power of good over evil. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Really liked this book. Some reviews said there were a lot of religious references but what there was didn't take away from the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kate
This book is a great read for developing minds. It will help them appreciate the qualities of love, courage and being oneself.Published 7 months ago by Praveen G
Although this book was written in the sixties, its themes hold across time. Themes include good versus evil, light versus darkness, non-conformity, status-quo, and self-reliance. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rickard
L'Engle received twenty-six rejections for A Wrinkle in Time (originally called "Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Whitch") before she found a publisher through a friend of her mother. Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2012 by Sverre Svendsen
Again a good experience with this seller, book received in a timely manner and in extremely good shape. I would definitely recommend this seller.Published on Oct. 9 2011 by Sandie Betsalel
When a strange old lady turns up at your house and tells you random facts about five-dimensional space, you should probably call the police. Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2011 by E. A Solinas
I must admit I am shocked at the other reviewer's opinion. I read this book first as a child, and have read it frequently for the last 15 years. Read morePublished on June 23 2011 by Lyra Tallis
It would be hard to hold the attention of today's child with this book. Some of the premises seem an intent to advocate a particular belief system, too.Published on March 2 2011 by D. Crawford
I completely agree with all bad reviews and can add that
the language of the book is extremely poor and boring; the characters are flat with some potential to be developed,... Read more