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Proof that you can begin a novel with an opening sentence about the weather, and said novel can indeed become a best seller that remains in the hearts of readers thoughout time. I was an imperfect child, and very confused with a strong sense that I must have been adopted as there was no way I could have been blood related to my family. As a teen I read this novel so many times I began believing Meg Murray and I were best buds. In my late twenties, I re-read this novel as a book club event and was amazed by all the women who also related and offered comments on how this book directly touched their lives. In significant fashion. Later into my thirties, another group still discussed this novel, espousing the wisdom found within these pages. We all agreed A Wrinkle in Time to be a “Must read” for all teen girls and even boys. It likely won’t resonate with men like it does women, but it’s one of the most relatable books for females I’ve ever read. I strongly recommend this book to women of all ages, and like me, believe teens will pull this out in a decade to read again. And pass to their children and grandchildren. I still own a tattered print copy as it was my saving grace when turmoil took over my life. There are more novels by Ms. L’Engle, but A Wrinkle in Time will forever remain my favorite – and it’s the foremost book I will be suggesting to my granddaughters when they are coming into their teens. Please do not interpret this as an adolescent read, for it is not. This is simply one of the best coming of age novels ever written for women, and I hope you will take time to read it as it will forever change you and most likely become a “go-to referral” when things in your life get a bit overwhelmingSo worth the money – no matter your age!!! Check it out!
From Publishers Weekly For this time-slip novel, L’Engle again reaches into her bag of weird and wonderful knowledge, blending snippets of tantalizing information from a variety of disciplines–history, natural history, physics and Christian metaphysics, to name a few–into a rich and heady brew. Red-haired Polly O’Keefe (last seen in A House Like a Lotus ) arrives at her grandparents’ farm in Connecticut for some private tutoring. There, in a landscape familiar to L’Engle fans (who will be pleased to know that the Nobel Prize-winning Mrs. Murry still cooks over a Bunsen burner), Polly slips back 3000 years into a different time “spiral.” She meets Anaral, a Native American girl; Karralys, a druid banished from Britain for his progressive thinking; and Tav, a handsome warrior who accompanied the druid to their new land. Polly travels back and forth between the two worlds, and eventually her purpose becomes clear: with the aid of her new friends she forges peace between two clashing tribes, and helps Zachary Gray (also from A House Like a Lotus ), a self-centered but very ill young man. The story is laced together with L’Engle’s now-familiar theme of the transcendent importance of love. This fine fantasy, firmly rooted in reality, is the kind of thoughtful story at which L’Engle excels. Ages 12-up. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
An Acceptable Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet) Mass Market Paperback – May 1, 2007 by Madeleine L’Engle (Author) Review
This review is for the Kindle edition ebook. Adventure, time travel, joys of discovery, excitement, all rolled into one great story for young adults and everyone else. The final book of the Time Quintet finds Meg’s daughter, Polly, visiting her grandparents. She is dragged back in time 3000 years with a couple of friends. It is up to Polly to survive and return safely, or history could be changed forever. The Time Quintet has been a great set of books to read. I like the way the author presents a bit of history and science, rolled into science fiction and fantasy. These books will not only entertain the reader, but without realizing it, they will learn from them. Some of the dialog is a bit murky in this one, and could have been explained better as a foreign language. Madeleine L’Engle injects a bit of science and history into each story. That does not detract from the stories, nor does it slow the reader down. The stories are very entertaining, while the science is explained in a way that the reader can understand it. As the last book of the Time Quintet, this finishes a five book series. It is a great way to end a series. However, the author did not stop writing at this point. There are a great many more books to be read. -Read Reviews-
Not on a scientific par with ‘Wrinkle’ but easily as entertaining in this reader’s opinion. It’s very comfortable to be back in the Murry’s kitchen. Though we are without our familiar characters, these close relatives are each well developed and easy to befriend. An Acceptable Time does not drag, and it didn’t turn away from its own fairly grisly plot. A stand alone novel, good for young adults or more adult young people. And while the book does stand alone, a previous knowledge of ‘A Wrinkle in Time ‘ will enhance the readers experience here. A thoughtful and fun look at different societies responses to hardship and the unexpected.
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