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A Wrinkle in Time

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L'Engle, Madeleine(1962)
A Wrinkle in Time
Young Adult

Since 1973, I've kept the same yellowed paperback copy of A Wrinkle in Time that I bought for $1.25 when I was a student. Back then, I knew nothing about Madeleine L'Engle's recurrent themes of faith and redemption. I only knew that I loved her heroine, Meg Murry, a smart but unpopular girl who is pulled into a terrifying other-worldly struggle to save her lost father. Unlike Nancy Drew and those do-gooder girls with cute personalities and wardrobes to match, Meg was different. She was moody and wore glasses. She got into scrapes at school. Her refreshingly believable behavior resonated with me, and with millions of other readers too. Since its publication in 1962, A Wrinkle in Time has never been out of print, although it landed on several "Banned Books" lists over the years. Although my shelves are full of books - many are beloved classics - A Wrinkle in Time is the book I read, every year or so, when I want to remember how it feels to be young and full of doubt and fear, and how ordinary people can find within themselves the strength to do something extraordinary.

Reviewed by Amy R., Author and Founding Editor, Novello Festival Press

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Reader's comments about this book

Many great literary treasures have been buried by popular fads. The unfortunate "A Wrinkle in Time" seems to have lost its original luster by the lack of its readers, but for the many others "A Wrinkle in Time" has touched with its simplicity, honesty, and truths, it is forever a legend.
-Michelle, Charlotte, NC

A real page-turner! Great book!
-Anna, Charlotte, NC

This book has always been one of my favorites because of its dependable characters and wonderfully gripping story. I've always loved the honesty and virtue of the characters who, even at the worst of times, remind me of my morals.
-Jordan, Chicago, IL

This is still my favorite book. I read it when I was eight, and I still love it. It has a great plot, intriguing and amazing, and the characters I can relate to. This book is soo good!!
-Elena, Rochester, NY

I think this book was great and I would recommend this book to people who love fantasy and adventure. I like the character Meg because she believes in Charles and understands him even though people think he is dumb or not intelligent.
-Stacy, Middletown, N.J

This book is one of my top favorites. I like it because it has its own unique touch that separates it from other books. I highly recommend it.
-Molly, Fairfield, OH

Wow this has been an outstanding book. It took me on a world wide adventure through time and space. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a heart for reading books that embrace science fiction. Bravo Madaleine L'Engle!
-Muriel, Canada

I loved this book! The description was amazing, beyond anything I've ever read! I really recommend this book!
-katie, canada, B.C

I really loved this book and would recommend it to anybody!
-Amber, Modesto, CA

This was a great book that is very suspenseful, and I would love to read it again!
-nicole nicholson, Modesto

This was the best book ever with everything a book needs, suspense, excitment, and even a little bitof romace. I would definitly recomend it!!!!
-Amirah, Modest, Ca

a brilliant and astonishing story! 5 stars
-herman dhami, Modesto

I love this book!!! It is the best !!!
-katie, silverton or

This is an amazing book that has a great moral that everybody should learn and I just loved reading this story. It's a book that I could read again and again and never get tired of it.
-Sassy, Hollywood, California

This book was amazing. Don't listen to the people that commented about this book because it is the bomb!!!!!! This is probably the second best book I have ever read.
-Taylor, MN

This book is so good. I love it!
-Paige, Modesto, California

This is an amazing book that you will never want to put down!
-Aztly, Modesto, CA

Wonderful book, I could read it again and again!!!
-Jessi, Modesto, California

This is the best book I`ve ever read! I`m gonna start A Wind in the Door . Planning on reading the whole series!
-Sarah, IA

Wow! This book is my second favorite book!! I LOVE this book. I recommand this book to everyone especially people who love fantasy and fiction!!! Whoever is reading this comment please read this book; it is AWESOME!!!
-Stephany, Chicago, IL

I first read this book about 44 years ago. It is still one of my favorite books, because it is about fascinating characters and personal struggles with growing up and because it addressed deeper issues as well. I recommend it highly to people of all ages.
-David, Waco, TX

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