A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

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A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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  • Jose Smith
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "No boys allowed, haha! A Wrinkle in Time is a great book in a great series for young girls! A lot of science fiction isn't really inclusive for girls, having boy characters with boy problems. This is a book about a girl and for girls, and it's nice to see science fiction be inclusive in that regard. This book is a great way to introduce some equality and inclusiveness to the genre and engage young girl readers. Buy it!"
    Timothy Palmer
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time is a great book for young adults. It's a pivotal book that involves story of adolescence and many of the things we experience around that age. "
  • Christine Contreras
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I didn't like this because I'm burned out on time travel. It' too convenient a device for writers. I read about a quarter of the book and then left it. What I read was okay, not great."
  • Emily Duan
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I have not yet read the book, but the movie version for this book has fairly mixed reviews, but mostly bad reviews. Although, I am not one of those people that seriously compare both the book and the movie directly, I would say all the good reviews of this book is simply worth trusting for and I would love to read this one soon."
  • Timothy Bailey
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "this must be a good book"
  • Craig Jones
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "a phenomenal book that just can't movies to make it work, but like I said read the books instead."
  • Divya Das
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I need to figure out which books are best to encourage imagination in my daughter, but a website like Amazon.com is too confusing to provide conclusive evidence for my search. While Amazon.com does offer interesting information about the book as well as an easy solution to buying needs, it doesn't necessarily give any indication that "A Wrinkle in Time" is a better book than any other science fiction piece featuring strong female characters. I need to decide which books are the best books to give to my daughter to encourage her to grow up to be strong and creative. Reviews on the site seem a bit skewed in such a way that I'm encouraged to buy books that I probably wouldn't otherwise. I need a site that gives me more comparative information."
  • Melissa Jones
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This truly gives a glorious description of how the wrinkle in time terminology comes about. It does not particularly solve the problem however. "
  • Sharon Cooper
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time seems to transport one to the world of the ethiral and magic kingdom. It is replete with vivid imagination and exploration. Once you pick the book up and begin to read, you never want to put it down until you've reached the end. Once at the end, you never want it to stop, that's a magnificent a story, well written, it is."
  • James Harper
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I had read this book when I was a kid, but picked it up on a whim recently when I did a month of reading women writers, and I was delighted again by it. As an adult, you can enjoy aspects of it that probably went over your head when you were younger -- especially the simply superb descriptive writing. An the characterization is really wonderful."
    Michelle Mitchell
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "One of the best books of all time. It is a classic that should and must be read by anyone before they graduate high school. It isn't just about a strong female lead character, it's about good stories and creativity."
  • Peter Flores
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I'm trying to get my daughter interested in more than just teeny romance books, so I searched for some kids Science Fiction tales. This one was perfect since the movie has just come out and we could go see it in theaters once she was finished. She loved the book more than the movie. Score!"
  • Sean Diaz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "a great book for young children. keeps them engaged."
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  • Peter Ward
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time is frequently pointed to as a classic example of a book that caused a lot of controversy that we today might find silly. At the time it was written, however, it was a brave exercise in pushing the envelope of societal norms in art and literature. For that reason, I believe any literary fan would say you owe it to L'Engle and freethinkers everywhere to give it a read and widen your perspective given your age; you'll be all the smarter for it later in life."
  • Tyler Lucas
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I think overall this book does sound interesting and I feel there are several potential plot twists that could happen here. The feedback is very positive and I noticed this particular novel is in the works of becoming a "Major motion picture", as well. Clearly stating it is also influential. "
  • Billy Rogers
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The solution is very useful, as reviews say it is a must have children's book, and has been a popular choice for children for a long time."
  • Danielle Mills
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is such a great book series. I first read it when I was younger (though just the first one) and coming back to them years later has been a real treat. Please don't judge them based on the movie; they're nothing like it!"
  • Amy Willis
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is an extraordinary book that will help shape perspectives about the world. It will challenge young readers to go beyond the everyday explanation of things and look to the more creative side of life. I will be gifting a real copy to both of my children."
  • Ruth Reynolds
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a fantastic book, especially for young girls. The smart and fearless heroine is truly magnificent. I purchased the book for my young son to help him see that girls can kick butt too!"
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  • Lisa Silva
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This solution does solve the above problem, as the main character faces adversities she has to overcome. Because the main character is also a tween, girls her age can relate to her quest and feel just as empowered as the main character when she succeeds in her quest."
  • Dennis McCoy
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Before the horrendous movies based on it, there was the Wrinkle In Time series. Yes, there's an underlying Christian theme, but it's not too much. In fact, the twins have sex with angels back in Biblical times, making it much more racy than the usual Christian scifi fare, but obviously, not nearly as racy as what's in the Bible itself. One of my favorite series, helping me stay away from conforming to, like, what society expects, man."
  • Judy Webb
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a must read for children and even adults who are kids at heart will enjoy reading this with their kids. It will make you and your child think about the strange things of everyday life. "
  • Aaron Patterson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is a great solution for the topic. I read this book when I was in the sixth grade and was extremely thought provoking and even spiritual. This book takes you on a journey like no other."
  • Robert Richards
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "an interesting read for sure. recommended."
  • Gloria Lawson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Teenagers will love the book, "A Wrinkle In Time" which is a sci-fi book that teens can relate too. The plot leaves a mystery full of magic that not only builds on imagination and is fun, but is full of literary technique that teens can learn from."
  • Carolyn Patel
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle introduces us to Meg Murry and her family and is the first of a series. This book is an absolute must read for any young woman. No matter how you look at life, this one will change you for the better."
  • William Pierce
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is a great book series for young readers who are just starting off in the fantasy genre. Madeleine L'Engle does a great job of describing the world that the main characters inhabit. It easy to pick this book up and be lost in what your imagination creates. This is a series of books that won't take long for a young child to finish because they will be so enthralled. "
  • Lucía Carbajal
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The title of this book is so mysterious. It is also very curious; it makes me wonder what a "wrinkle" in time is."
  • Ralph Douglas
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "As long as you don't watch the movie adaptation for this novel, A Wrinkle in Time never disappoints whoever seem to be interested in its story. I was recommended to read this book my good friend and somehow was quite satisfied with it, I would slightly say, yes, this is a must read."
  • Rose Douglas
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "A fantastic book that lets your imagination run wild. If you have not yet read it, it needs to be on your list. Simply amazing."
  • Lilia Velasco
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Love LOVE LOVE this book! I'm not a teen, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I read it in two hours, as I could not put it down! I cannot wait for my daughter to start the book so that we can talk about it. "
  • Samuel Mason
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Usually the "It was a dark and stormy night" is ironic. That was before it was used to death, which back in 1963, was still the case. It was also before all the characters were "diversified" to be politically correct. My imagination traveled so far with this. It's sad what Hollywood has taken this book and now done with it."
  • Ashley Hanson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "An adults Alice in Wonderland, but suitable for young adults. Mysterious, interesting, and a very good read. Highly recommended."
  • Aarav Rao
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I have never read this book, but I have heard good things about it! I will add it to my list of books to read."
  • Nicole Yi
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time was a favorite of mine when I am younger. Though I am not always a great fan of movies based on books, if for no other reason, typically it is a matter of there simply not being enough time to do the book justice. However, though I have not seen the movie, thus cannot comment, I'm glad for the fact that it has at least brought this book into focus once again. I enjoyed reading it again, after giving it to my daughter and letting her read if for the first time. It definitely is a 'best book'."
  • Diana Wu
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This helps tell me about the book and the author. It gives me reviews and bios. it also tells me what other people liked in relation to this book, and what they may have bought, and what other books are in the series (and cost of books too!)"
  • Dylan Castillo
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "a very underwhelming book. definitely not recommended."
  • Arthur Morris
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I remember when I was 16 or so I received a copy of this book from my mother's friend. She knew I enjoyed adventure books and told me how perfect this book was. Immediately upon reading it I was whisked into the tale of Meg Murry. I formed such a deep connection with many of the characters and every twist and turn on the book was like a rush of adrenaline through my veins. This is definitely a novel for avid readers."
  • Raymond Franklin
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While I did find the book hard to put down, I felt that the characters were underdeveloped and the plot too rushed. I know it's received awards and lots of people like it, so I thought I'd give it a go. I know it is for youngish kids, so for them it might be fine, but I just wanted more"
  • Amy Wong
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a great book for eleven year olds. I am reading it with my son. Fantastic imagery. Excellent book to teach figurative language and a fun read. "
  • Raúl Contreras
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "What more needs to be said about A Wrinkle in Time? It's a book I read when I was a young kid and it still stands up for me."
  • Saúl Meléndez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book was so boring. All the sci-fi tropes you can imagine. So predictable. Don't waste your time."
  • Ayaan Sengupta
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This was my favorite book when I was younger. I've read this book front to back maybe 10 times as a kid. I didn't have many friends when I was growing up and this book took me away to different planets and made me feel like I was part of a group of friends on an adventure. It made me feel like even the quietest kid could do awesome things and go on grand adventures."
  • Shreyas Singhal
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "A Wrinkle in Time is a classic of young adult fantasy. Children and adults alike have enjoyed this book an the series it is a part of for many decades."
  • Louis Valdez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Meg Murry and her brother, Charles, are home with their mother one night when a stranger comes to their door. Looking unearthly and homeless, they are startled by his presence. The book goes on to teach the reader valuable life lessons about kindness and empathy through a Christian pespeective which can be put to use by everyone in daily dealings with others."
  • Beverly West
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I loved A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) during my junior high schooling. I have witnessed how A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) has made my little ones more active, independent readers. I do believe that A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) is the best must-read book from my childhood."
  • Martha Gutierrez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book is a classic a sci-fi novel from the 60s that holds the test of time is most impressive! Also you need to start giving girls role models from a young age to instill in them those values, which will help to guide them through their adulthood. "
  • Virginia Rosales
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Might be an okay read for a young reader, but there are many superior books in almost all aspects that the book is lauded for. Will bore many, especially older readers."
  • Kathryn Elliott
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is one of the best books I read as a teenager. It's fascinating, gripping, and will stick out in their mind for the rest of their lives."
    Austin Wilson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "an interesting read for your teenagers. would definitely make them curious about science"
  • Pamela Montgomery
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "My daughters love this book and your sons will, too! It's a children's classic that you will love, too!"
  • Mildred Curtis
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "When I saw a movie was coming out based on this book I decided to read the book before the movie came out. This story sent me down an emotional rollacoaster. This definitely had an effect on my thinking and spirituality. What an amazing story. "
  • Crystal Ellis
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a classic "fantasy" book written for young adults, before there ever was a genre called "YA". It is an introduction to science fiction in the most imaginative fashion. The author, Madeleine L'Engle, was able to take the most advanced scientific-philosophical thought of the first half of the 1900s and write an engaging tale that incorporated it. This book IS a "best books for teenage girls", and will set those readers on a path of inquiry and discovery into the very foundations of their reality."
  • Jacqueline Coleman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is the kind of book you can read over and over and you will always find new little details about the story that will keep you entertained. I have read this with my daughter a few times and we both have developed a deep connection to the characters. People of all ages should read this book at least once, but chances are they will want to experience the story again and again. "
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