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'''''A Wrinkle In Time''''' is the first book in [[Time Series]] by [[Madeleine L'Engle]]. The plot centers on outcast schoolgirl Meg Murry who is depressed about her father's disappearance. She and her unusual family is visited by an even more unusual trio of seemingly supernatural women who desire to help her recover her lost father.
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[[Image:Wrinkle In Time, A - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg|thumb|256x256px|First edition US hardcover.]]
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'''''A Wrinkle In Time''''' is a young adult adventure book by [[Madeleine L'Engle]] published in 1962, and the first book in [[A Wrinkle In Time (universe)|A Wrinkle In Time series]]. The plot centers on an outcast schoolgirl Meg Murry who is depressed about her father's disappearance. She and her unusual family is visited by an even more unusual trio of seemingly supernatural women who desire to help her recover her lost father.
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My first encounter with this book was from episode 10 of ''[[Storybound]]'' where Jim Robbins drew illustrations of exciting parts of the book while reading them. After seeing this, my brother read the book, told me it was good, and I eventually read it myself.
  
 
There is an audio book read by the author which is always nice because you get to hear the proper pronunciation of all the names and where emphasis on certain words was intended, but L'Engle has a bit of a lisp which is distracting.
 
There is an audio book read by the author which is always nice because you get to hear the proper pronunciation of all the names and where emphasis on certain words was intended, but L'Engle has a bit of a lisp which is distracting.
  
There was a movie made of the book and it's pretty good as well, and very faithful to the book.
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There was a movie made of the book and it's pretty good as well, and very faithful to the book. Plus it has the talented and cute [[Katie Stuart]] playing Meg. Another version was made with Oprah, which was awful.
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The book has also been adapted to stage, and I have seen it live at the Flint Youth Theatre.
  
My first encounter with this book was a library video of a man drawing illustrations of exciting parts of the book. This made my brother read it and tell me it was good, and I eventually read it myself.
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==Status==
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I own a paperback copy of this book, and have read it several times. I've also listened to an audio book recording and seen it performed live.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* I've read this book several times because it's a wonderful heart-warming read. Girl rescues family, boy and girl become close, and outcasts realize they're not so different after all. It displays growth and triumph over evil and adversity.
 
* I've read this book several times because it's a wonderful heart-warming read. Girl rescues family, boy and girl become close, and outcasts realize they're not so different after all. It displays growth and triumph over evil and adversity.
* There is a fair amount of science involved, thought it's only glossed over, it's fun to read about it.
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* There is a fair amount of science involved, and though it's only glossed over, it's fun to read about it.
 
* All the characters, even the evil ones, are really interesting and human.
 
* All the characters, even the evil ones, are really interesting and human.
 
* I like the fact that there are so many strong female characters.
 
* I like the fact that there are so many strong female characters.
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
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==Cover Art==
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Wrinkle In Time, A - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg|Hard cover, USA, first edition. Pretty dull, but kind of gets across the 2D elements.
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Wrinkle In Time, A - Mass - USA - Laurel-Leaf.jpg|Mass market, USA, Laurel-Leaf. The man with the red eyes is certainly creepy, but so is the benevolent centaur. My favorite cover art.
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==Gallery==
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Tiffany Turrill - Wrinkle.jpg|Illustration by Tiffany Turrill.
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Wrinkle In Time, A - Fan Art - Warlord-of-Noodles.jpg|Fan art by Warlord-of-Noodles.
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==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wrinkle_in_Time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wrinkle_in_Time] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|GoodReads|https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33574273-a-wrinkle-in-time}}
  
  
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Latest revision as of 20:56, 12 May 2019

First edition US hardcover.

A Wrinkle In Time is a young adult adventure book by Madeleine L'Engle published in 1962, and the first book in A Wrinkle In Time series. The plot centers on an outcast schoolgirl Meg Murry who is depressed about her father's disappearance. She and her unusual family is visited by an even more unusual trio of seemingly supernatural women who desire to help her recover her lost father.

My first encounter with this book was from episode 10 of Storybound where Jim Robbins drew illustrations of exciting parts of the book while reading them. After seeing this, my brother read the book, told me it was good, and I eventually read it myself.

There is an audio book read by the author which is always nice because you get to hear the proper pronunciation of all the names and where emphasis on certain words was intended, but L'Engle has a bit of a lisp which is distracting.

There was a movie made of the book and it's pretty good as well, and very faithful to the book. Plus it has the talented and cute Katie Stuart playing Meg. Another version was made with Oprah, which was awful.

The book has also been adapted to stage, and I have seen it live at the Flint Youth Theatre.

Status

I own a paperback copy of this book, and have read it several times. I've also listened to an audio book recording and seen it performed live.

Review

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • I've read this book several times because it's a wonderful heart-warming read. Girl rescues family, boy and girl become close, and outcasts realize they're not so different after all. It displays growth and triumph over evil and adversity.
  • There is a fair amount of science involved, and though it's only glossed over, it's fun to read about it.
  • All the characters, even the evil ones, are really interesting and human.
  • I like the fact that there are so many strong female characters.

Bad

  • There are a few dull parts near the end, but nothing too much.
  • Some of the science drifts into woo-woo territory, but the author doesn't ruin the book with it.
  • There is a bit too much spirituality in it, and while it's pretty centered around Christianity, it isn't too forceful.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Cover Art

Gallery

Links

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