A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1)

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1)

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 wa It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kit...

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Title:A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1)
Author:Madeleine L'Engle
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:A Wrinkle in Time
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:218 pages pages

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet #1) Reviews

  • Sara
    Mar 19, 2007
    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...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 18, 2018
    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 als...
  • Michael
    May 29, 2007
    [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 lac...
  • Savannah
    Aug 15, 2007
    Madeleine L'Engle is a Christian writer, more 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 a...
  • Elyse
    Mar 10, 2017
    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 more surprised that Meg, 13 years old, had three other siblings...
  • RandomAnthony
    May 27, 2010
    So 41 of my goodreads 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 sc...
  • Bryon
    Mar 21, 2008
    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 scar...
  • Madeleine
    May 14, 2012
    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 brai...
  • Manny
    Jan 18, 2018
    "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 imposs...
  • Anne
    Mar 05, 2018
    Anybody else read it with this cover? I did. 1986, I was in 6th grade, and it was assigned to us by our teacher. This book changed my world. Or at least, my reading world. Welcome to sci-fi, kid! I have no idea how many times I've read this story, but as a child, I read it ...
  • Jason Koivu
    Nov 22, 2008
    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 more time developing the settings. The decently rounded characters seemed to be floating in spartan landscapes like portrai...
  • Catie
    Jan 14, 2010
    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 bo...
  • PurplyCookie
    Jan 20, 2011
    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 ...
  • Melanie
    Dec 17, 2009
    ?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 more excited to see the new movie adaptation in March! I mean, this reads a littl...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jul 22, 2017
    "Sweet dreams are made of this Who am I to disagree? I travel the world And the seven seas, Everybody's looking for something." Eurythmics You have plenty of time to put this book in your reading queue before the movie release in March of 2018 starring Chris Pine and R...
  • Trish
    Feb 08, 2018
    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 other...
  • Richard Derus
    Nov 20, 2011
    Okay, the film's an *April 2018* release but principle photography is over at least. Rating: 4* of five The 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 w...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Mar 16, 2018
    About: A Wrinkle in Time is a children?s science fiction written by Madeleine L?Engle. It was published on 3/15/1973 by Yearling Books, paperback, 211 pages. The genres are children?s, science fiction, and fantasy. This book is intended for readers ages 10 to 14. This book belong...
  • Susanne Strong
    Oct 15, 2017
    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 listen...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Feb 11, 2013
    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...
  • Zoë
    Aug 11, 2017
    3.5/5 ...
  • Evgeny
    Jan 11, 2018
    It was a dark and stormy night... Yes, 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 gen...
  • Paige
    Aug 03, 2012
    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 d...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jun 04, 2017
    3.5 Stars Anthem 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...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Feb 06, 2018
    3.5* What a fun weird little story! ...
  • Bonnie Shores
    May 08, 2017
    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 througho...
  • Erin
    Apr 21, 2018
    I was scared to reread this book, I hadn't read it since I was in seventh grade and that was a loooong time ago. A Wrinkle in Time was the book I would read as a kid when I was in a bad mood or bored or just because I wanted to get wrapped up in the magic of another world. I read A Wri...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Feb 01, 2018
    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 f...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Mar 13, 2018
    I did a reread for the movie and am thrilled that I still love this just as much as I did as a kid! ...
  • Crumb
    Feb 05, 2018
    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 make...