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A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
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May 28, 12

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Read on May 28, 2012

I liked A Swiftly Tilting Planet quite a bit better than the second book in the series. In this book, Charles Wallace travels through time (but not space) and "kythes" with several individuals in the family line of Calvin's mother, Mrs. O'Keefe.

It was a compelling way to show how small, domestic lives can have a huge effect on future generations on a global scale...how a "Might-Have-Been" could change the course of history.

One problem with this book was the repetitive names through the generations. After a while, I couldn't keep track of which Zyll, Zillah, Zille, or Zylle they were referring to. Also, it seemed very odd to me that the Murrys took so long to make any kind of connection with the similar naming. It was no surprise to me (or anyone else based on the other reviews) that Branzillo was a descendent of the various Brandons and Zillahs, and a relative of B.Z. (Beezie) O'Keefe.
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