The 11 Most Popular Highlights From ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Will Warm Your Heart

Posted by Cybil on March 9, 2018
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A Wrinkle in Time, the beloved 1962 young adult sci-fi novel by Madeleine L'Engle, is attracting the attention of a new generation of readers as the movie version starring Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon hits theaters this weekend.

Although L’Engle originally struggled to get her novel published, the book went on to sell more than ten million copies and won the 1963 Newbery Medal, the prestigious children's literature award. A Wrinkle in Time continues to have an ardent fan base with an average rating of 4.03 stars and more than 700,000 reader reviews on Goodreads.

With all of those readers, we wanted to know what were the most popular Kindle highlights on the beloved book by Goodreads members. Our Kindle Notes & Highlights on Goodreads feature allows readers to highlight key passages and make notes and then share them with friends on Goodreads. To review and share your own notes and highlights from Kindle books, see your Kindle Notes & Highlights on Goodreads page.

So, in the order each quote appears in the book, here are A Wrinkle in Time's 11 most popular highlights shared on Goodreads:

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A Wrinkle in Time's Most Highlighted

A Wrinkle in Time's Most Highlighted

A Wrinkle in Time's Most Highlighted

A Wrinkle in Time's Most Highlighted

A Wrinkle in Time's Most Highlighted



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message 1: by Lina (last edited Mar 09, 2018 08:57AM) (new)

Lina This book is one of the top (but, really, bottom) maybe five WORST books I've ever read. I find it surprising that even though I marked it as one star worth, goodreads decided to show this post to me.


message 2: by Leanne (new)

Leanne Read this book after watching Interstellar and the sci-fi part of it reminded me of Interstellar. Someone please tell me I'm not alone in this.


message 3: by Katie (new)

Katie Boyer Just read it for the first time and am looking forward to seeing the movie! Seems like a book that will translate well to the screen :)


message 4: by Mimi, Goodreads employee (new)

Mimi It was such a sweet movie and good for kids of all ages. I only wish it could have gone deeper and pulled more of the original lines from the book. The imagery was gorgeous and made me wonder if this was what Madeleine L'Engle would have imagined!

P.S. Tiny spoiler: I also expected Mrs Which to lisp but she didn't!


message 5: by Lauren (last edited Mar 09, 2018 10:35AM) (new)

Lauren Conrad I have such fond memories of bonding over this book with my mother. As a child, I often resisted reading what she'd recommend, but she pushed this one extra hard. I'm so glad she did. It was and it amazing. The opening chapter with the thunderstorm and sandwiches made me feel warm and fuzzy and the sci-fi stuff creeped me out, but in the best way. I have not seen the new film version but I rather liked the TV film from 2003. Watching that version was another fond family memory.


message 6: by Idalis (new)

Idalis (don't mess with me) I love this book! It's a great book and I cannot wait to see this movie! I saw the 2003 version, and had some doubts, but i'm really excited for this one and the book was great.


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael Perkins BBC review of the film....

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/2018...


message 8: by rivka, Goodreads employee (new)

rivka Leanne wrote: "Read this book after watching Interstellar and the sci-fi part of it reminded me of Interstellar. Someone please tell me I'm not alone in this."

It's not a parallel that would have occurred to me, but I think I see what you mean. It definitely has some similar themes.


message 9: by Michael (new)

Michael Perkins another review of the film with a different angle....

https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article...


message 10: by Kristen (new)

Kristen I bought the whole series last year but now I have regrets because it seems so dang weird and I don't think I'll like it.


message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Fitzgerald One of my favorite books that I first read as a middle-schooler, and many times since then! I really related to Meg; she had trouble in school, despised her looks, and felt like an outcast because people thought her family was "weird". The scene where she decides that she "can stand there and love Charles Wallace" still brings a lump to my throat! That being said, since this was a book I practically memorized as a kid, I cannot bring myself to see the movie. From what I've seen in previews it is just too different from the book for me to accept it. I hope people that see the movie will go to the book and get hooked on it!


message 12: by Mea (new)

Mea Kristen wrote: "I bought the whole series last year but now I have regrets because it seems so dang weird and I don't think I'll like it."

You should give it a chance before you judge it.


message 13: by Audrey (new)

Audrey My dad gave it to me in 6th grade and I read it 14 times over the next few years. School made me suicide-wishing depressed then, and it helped me through that.


message 14: by Mimi, Goodreads employee (new)

Mimi Audrey wrote: "My dad gave it to me in 6th grade and I read it 14 times over the next few years. School made me suicide-wishing depressed then, and it helped me through that."
thank you for sharing so vulnerably


message 15: by Katsuro (new)

Katsuro If you ask me, it's cheating to use a Pascal quote and present it as a highlight from A Wrinkle in Time, even though the quote does appear in the novel. It'd be better with something that L'Engle wrote.


message 16: by Mea (new)

Mea Katsuro wrote: "If you ask me, it's cheating to use a Pascal quote and present it as a highlight from A Wrinkle in Time, even though the quote does appear in the novel. It'd be better with something that L'Engle w..."

I agree, it's not really from the book.


message 17: by Audrey (new)

Audrey "But if I knew everything, there would be no wonder, because what I believe in is far more than I know."

I thought this was A Wrinkle in Time at first, but it's actually An Acceptable Time.


message 18: by Adams (new)

Adams Williams Hello, im new here. Whos ready to help me?


message 19: by Katsuro (new)

Katsuro Adams wrote: "Hello, im new here. Whos ready to help me?"
Help you with what, pray tell?


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