A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

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Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012.
Edition: 50th anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©1962.
ISBN: 9781250004673
9780374386160
0374386161
Characteristics: xvii, 262 p. :,facsims., geneal. tables, ports. ;,22 cm.

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Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

Meg doesn't fit in but all the qualities that make her unique are the ones that will help her save her father


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MVBOOKCLUB Apr 26, 2018

It is always interesting to select a title that 1. Was written many years ago and 2. targets a younger audience. Thinking back to when the book was written and what was happening in the world the subject matter was very forward thinking. The majority of our group felt that a child would love the book and probably would not be so worried about trying to "analyze" everything and figure out what it all means but would simply enjoy the adventure.

superglu2 Apr 23, 2018

If you enjoyed the movie, but never read the book you really should give it a try.

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Linyarai
Apr 03, 2018

I read this for the "a book that has been made into a movie" part of my 2018 reading challenge. I never read this book when I was younger, and I feel like I would have enjoyed it a lot more then. I was a bit let down, I felt that the plot was too quick and lacked substance, and it all seemed too easy.

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nyancat27
Mar 27, 2018

It's a good book!:)

Pstirlingfox Mar 25, 2018

I never read this book as a child. After having now read it to my child, I see what I missed. Reading this book together was enjoyable for us both.

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IAmAbby
Mar 25, 2018

This book is one of those perfect books that you can read over and over and over again and still enjoy it.

SPPL_Violet Mar 18, 2018

The child me read this too many times and loved it too much to offer a significant critique.

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yanpingma
Mar 16, 2018

This book is one of those books that is just full of interest

KateHillier Mar 16, 2018

I haven't read this since I was a kid and I am glad that I didn't remember a lot of it so it felt essentially like the first time. There's a bit of datedness here but the whole adventure to save a parent, weird and wonderful worlds and beings, and coming into yourself was wonderful

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RescueDog
Mar 15, 2018

I read this book when it first came out and really enjoyed it. When I heard about a movie being made, I thought it would be fun to read the book again to see if I still liked it 55 years later. I did like it still! I hadn’t remembered all of the spiritual & scientific references it contained. I suppose in grade school that didn’t seem so unusual. It does now. This edition included a few pages about the author that were written by her granddaughter. That was a really nice addition to the novel.

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writingismylife
Jul 21, 2015

“Believing takes practice.”

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Imaan_0
Jun 19, 2015

Faith is the Sister of Justice

burgundy_fox_48 Mar 17, 2015

Like and equal are entirely different things! --Meg to IT/Charles Wallace

Violet_Horse_189 Jun 15, 2014

"The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling , brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are."

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Dragonrat703
Mar 14, 2017

One night, a mysterious stranger arrives at the Murry household. Meg and her little brother Charles Wallace quickly become involved, and with the help of Calvin O'Keefe they assist three women to help a planet taken over by an evil consciousness called IT, which seeks to erase all uniqueness. Along the way Meg finds secrets about her father, love, and being who you are.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 05, 2012

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

lms Mar 17, 2008

Meg and Charles Wallace set out with their friend Calvin in a search for their father. His top secret job as a physicist for the government has taken him away and the children search through time and space top find him. ( Novelist Review)

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