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A WRINKLE IN TIME

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An allegorical fantasy in which a group of young people are guided through the universe by Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. What — women who possess supernatural powers. They traverse fictitious regions, meet and face evil and demonstrate courage at the right moment. Religious allusions are secondary to the philosophical struggle designed to yield the meaning of life and one's place on earth. Young ... Read full review

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Written by Madeleine L’Engle this book deals with time and space. When Meg, her brother Charles, and Meg’s friend Calvin go on an adventure to save Meg’s father they find themselves traveling through time and space. Meg’s father is trapped on another planet. When Mrs. Whatsit tells Meg this information she also tells her that there is an exsistence of a tesseract. This tesseract is the wrinkle, which takes Meg, her brother, and friend through space. The universe becomes threatened by the Dark Thing, and several planets have been taken over by it. In the end Meg is able to rescue her dad and the family is reunited. Through this journey Meg learns a lot about herself. There are some great themes throughout this book. One major theme is the battle between good and evil. Children will learn from Meg that it is important to be unique and to not conform. The power of love and commitment to family is another strong theme seen within this book. This book rightfully is a Newberry Medal Award winner.  

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Meg Murry;s father has been missing for over a year. He is a scientist who has been held captive on another planet. Meg & her brother Charles travel through time and space to save their father. Meg is a troubled awkward young girl, and is forced to change and be stronger if she wants to be able to save her father.  

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This is a chapter book about adventures in space and time. Three children go on a journey to try to find Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared. This adventure book keep children thrilled with the mystery hidden within.

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This story is the perfect mix of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The elements can be skewed either way, as the narrative is all about what you believe is happening and how it exists in the real world. This is brilliantly written so there is a character anyone can identify with, whether recalling childhood or living in the present. As it’s a classic that has been turned into several movies, the book is better on its own as it’s such a rich world it should be interpreted by the individual reader.  

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The settings include several different planets within the universe: Earth, Uriel, the Happy Medium planet (it's not named), Camazotz, and Ixchel. The point of view is third person limited omniscient. The plot is the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. The main characters include Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, her mother, Calvin O'Keefe, and a stranger. The main theme is the battle between good and evil. The overall style of the book is quite unusual and straightforward. 

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Book one of a five part series, L’Engle brings us to a world of science fiction, adventure, and magic while telling us we don’t always need to fit in. This coming of age tale shows that we all have to deal with awkwardness and confusing as we grow. A great read for adolescences, especially young females, as they go through their journey of life. All readers can follow Meg Murray on her adventure while she finds her father Dr. Murray battling the forces of darkness, as he travels through space and time.  

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After Meg Murry and her younger brother Charles’ scientist father goes missing they meet some interesting new neighbors who claim to know what happened, and promise to help them find him. He had been working on something called tesseract, which is a bending of space and time. The neighbors are actually beings from another planet; they confirm that the tesseract exists, and so begins the adventure of traveling through the universe to find and rescue Mr. Murry. They are faced with danger, meet more fascinating characters from other worlds, and ultimately they all return home safely. There is a message in this story that the reader comes away with, which is that in the face of evil manipulation love is the most powerful force that we can utilize. 

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I enjoy this as an adult, this is a wonderful book for all ages.

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This books was one the best I have ever read. Duing the book the detail takes you on a whole different world, as if you were in the book with Meg and Charles. This book also good because the way the author the detail reminded me of my childhood. This was good because the action in this book never makes you bored 

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