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message 1: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Miller There are sequels, so you can continue with the Murray children! A classic book that was truly ahead of its time. And a movie adaptation by Ava Duvernay comes out next year!


message 2: by Renata (new)

Renata Oh I wish I had a hanky and a hug to hand you - what a testimonial you have written to my favorite reading adage: A great read is a great read at any age! Bravo for proving that a classic is a classic is a classic!!! You are right though that this is not a book for younger kids who are strong readers - best to wait until about ten or eleven! So love how you loved this amazing story. Have you read The Giver by Lois Lowry?


message 3: by Angela M (new)

Angela M I read this so many years ago ! Great review. Brought back the memory!


message 4: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Kristy...wow. I know about the series -but never heard about a movie until this second from you -thanks for telling me!!!


message 5: by Sue (new)

Sue I read this when I was in my 20s and not long ago got a copy to read again. I can't remember enough! I just finished reading a reissue of Madeleine L'Engle's A Circle of Quiet, part of her memoirs, and loved it. Guess I'd better get the review finished.


message 6: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Awww Thanks Renata - I'll never forget this story now. I'm
going to call my older daughter and find out if she's read it too. I did read The Giver - a couple of times...when the girl's were ground up. Thanks for the hanky hug. Luv to you xo


message 7: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Hi Angela- :)
Thanks for sharing your 'brought back' moment! xo


message 8: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Wow - our ears must have been ringing Sue! L'Engle is in the air!


message 9: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Miller Oh, The Giver!! It's one of those books that you point to and say "This made me who I am!" I went to a reading by Lois Lowry at the St. Louis Library 5 or 6 years ago, and she had left her books at the hotel. She read from my hardcover set. ❤❤❤


message 10: by Erin (new)

Erin One of my childhood favorites. So happy you liked it.


message 11: by Renee (new)

Renee M Funny, wonderful, exuberant review, Elyse. One of my all time favorites. It has borne up well after many revisitings over the years since I was a girl and I bonded with Meg Wallace and her wonderful family. Thank you for showing it to me with fresh eyes.


message 12: by Renata (new)

Renata Kristy, loved your memory of LL - she is another amazing author. Gosh, Elyse- look at all the great personal connections you stirred up!


message 13: by Michele (new)

Michele This 52-year old has never read it, either! I believe my children did, will have to ask them now. Thank you for the review, and the reminder to revisit some of the "must read" children's books I might have missed.


message 14: by Anushree (new)

Anushree Hope you loved it!!!!!! :) :) xxx


message 15: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen I have bittersweet memories of reading this wonderful classic, Elyse. My sister found A Wrinkle in Time at the hospital and encouraged me to read it while sitting at dad's bedside for hours so he wouldn't be alone with the Cancer. I read while he slept and it was a lovely story.
So, glad you finally read it.


message 16: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Kristy wrote: "Oh, The Giver!! It's one of those books that you point to and say "This made me who I am!" I went to a reading by Lois Lowry at the St. Louis Library 5 or 6 years ago, and she had left her books at..."
Wow!!! Kristy! Like finding 'gold'! :) xox


message 17: by Ammara (new)

Ammara Abid I really adore this book. I'm glad you liked it. Lovely review.


message 18: by Anushree (new)

Anushree Loved your rating Elyse..


message 19: by Susan O (new)

Susan O I read it for the first time at 58. It was marvelous and I will revisit it in the future.


message 20: by Sharyl (new)

Sharyl Wonderful review, Elyse. This book was read to me when I was a child, so--I can say that I never actually read it, either :)
I should.


message 21: by Elyse (last edited Mar 11, 2017 04:20AM) (new)

Elyse Walters Renee wrote: "Funny, wonderful, exuberant review, Elyse. One of my all time favorites. It has borne up well after many revisitings over the years since I was a girl and I bonded with Meg Wallace and her wonderfu..."

Thanks Renee, --I've told many people here -- I missed a lot when I was a child. I didn't have parents who read to me--our house wasn't filled with books. I 'did' use to walk myself to a local library sometimes on Sat. mornings to hear 'the lady' reading a book to children --and loved being in the library. -- but I wasn't the kid with the 'flashlight' growing up.
When I had kids --things were very different. I inhaled children's books -- and teens -- along with my kids. --Then my younger daughter was into 'everything' with animals -insects - she liked science and nature books --so my reading changed again.....following my kids.
I didn't 'really' think I would transfer that 'passion' for reading --for myself at any time. Pick up a novel for enjoyment? Didn't even consider the idea. I read some spiritual books --child development books -self help books -- but 'juicy-wonderful-fiction (which is my favorite today) -- I didn't think of myself as a 'reader' -------
Yet in College --my favorite classes were literature classes -- I loved the books and class 'discussions' --I couldn't wait to read--then come 'discuss' with our great teacher and other students. --but I was a Kinesiology major --and again didn't think I
ever really 'read-for-enjoyment'. Nobody did in my family. -I had no family around much.
so---I'm 'still' waking up to new discoveries all the time.
At the end of last year --I realized -I had been working my tush off reading book-after-book -- from Netgalley -all 'new' books --which many were great (and a joy not to pay for them) -- but I never had time to fit in books I had 'missed' --books I wanted to read -older books --or even books sitting around my house.
So---I'm been trying to balance this problem better --I 'want' to have time to read some older books which many of YOU LONG TIME readers have been saying 'don't miss' -- which I have missed.
I still get letters from publishers or authors --and feel a 'little' pressure -- but not like I did last year --
I'm trying --its all I can say -- I feel sooooo much more 'free' to choose what I want to read.
I LOVED Rebecca Du Maurier for example --and James Baldwin --
If I would have kept reading Netgalley books (just because publishers were pressing that I do) -- I couldn't get off 'their' reading list.

I admire YOU --Renata --Kristy -- the LONG time --LIFE readers ---you have no idea. I've been sad about my history with reading.
At the same time --I love it so much today --nobody can take the joy away from me. I read for myself. I know I can't write....so I won't even attempt going there! I'm happy to take 'in' the world of books. -- So--if you see 'holes' in my reading education --its because there 'are' holes. Thank YOU for sharing your love and bonding with Meg Wallace as a girl. It touches my heart 'now'.
I try to imagine how that 'was' for YOU as a girl!
Thanks!!!


message 22: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Michele wrote: "This 52-year old has never read it, either! I believe my children did, will have to ask them now. Thank you for the review, and the reminder to revisit some of the "must read" children's books I mi..."

Michele --"52" --just a baby still! lol I'm also going to ask my older daughter --if she read this - She might have --as she really is the reader. But I don't remember seeing this book around. If not --she can take my copy when she comes to visit.
I'm 'also' trying to get to some 'adult' books I missed that many of you have read too. --'slowly' --I'm working a few in! xoxo


message 23: by Michele (new)

Michele Aw, thanks! I recently became a grandma so I hope I have many years left to read to him! I love your reviews and thank you for them. xo


message 24: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Your review was so touching and beautiful, Elyse, thank you!

This book is one of my all-time favorites. If I had to pick one book that I loved most and have read the most over my lifetime, that has affected me the most, it would be this one. I'm so glad you read it.

I read it first as a 9 year old but must have read it 20 times since, at least. It guided me through my childhood, adolescence, and ever since. In the end, I think, it's about the power of love. Something that as old as I am, and despite a failed marriage, I still believe in passionately. All kinds of love, not just romantic.

And that's something the world could use more of, especially right now.


message 25: by Karen (new)

Karen I am 58 and have never read this, but I do have it on my Kindle.. one of the many books I have bought but haven't read yet!
Great review Elyse!!


message 26: by Jeannie (new)

Jeannie I want to read this one now too, Elyse. Great review, thank you!


message 27: by Margaret (new)

Margaret I too read this for the first time when I was 64 and loved the book. Glad to read how well you loved it too. And who knows, maybe reading missed children's classics for the first time at 64 is just another way of keeping young.


message 28: by Cheri (new)

Cheri So glad to see that you've read this, Elyse! I have lost track of the number of times I've read this. First as a child, then as a teen, when I was babysitting kids, when I had my own children, and twice as an "adult" (I suppose at this age we can claim we are really adults now). I also loved her "A Circle of Quiet," and I think you would really enjoy her musings on life in that.


message 29: by Carol (new)

Carol Hanging my head "I've never read this Elyse."

Excellent review and excellent discussion here. What a crew these GR people comprise!


message 30: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Anushree :) wrote: "Hope you loved it!!!!!! :) :) xxx"

Anushree --you are sooooo cool --and have been such a luv bug!!!!
Thank you!! yes --and yes and yes!! xox


message 31: by Kristy (new)

Kristy Miller I was so lucky to be born into a family of readers. My mom was a librarian and a bookseller, and read to us every night until I was in high school. I was lucky to be born to a passion, and continue it in my own life. When I worked as a bookseller there was no better feeling than finding a book that made someone's face light up with excitement. No matter the age, I love it when someone finds a passion for books!


message 32: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Carol wrote: "Hanging my head "I've never read this Elyse."

Excellent review and excellent discussion here. What a crew these GR people comprise!"

Carol, (agree with you about our GR people) --- :)
--I bet your library has dozens of copies! -- What a wonderful little book. I must of thought this book was too much Sci fi --and too much of a wizard -dude book --
I was shocked to know a little girl was in with no wizards

but --one thing: I was very sensitive as a child when kids talked about their dad's -- and I didn't have one --
and in this story --the little girl goes to bring her dad BACK---
Well, if I was 'too' young of a child --I would have wanted to bring 'my' dad back too. For a long time after he died --I did keep wondering 'when he was coming back.

So--Renata is right - kids 10 and up would be better than reading this to a 5 year old. I got value/ and joy out of it 'now'. (its about as much science fiction as I ever need) lol xoxo


message 33: by KAS (new)

KAS Such a great review, Elyse! At 57, I haven't read it either :(


message 34: by Karen (new)

Karen My favorite children's book. I remember reading it in sixth grade in 1980.


message 35: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Ammara wrote: "I really adore this book. I'm glad you liked it. Lovely review."

I loved your review! I could almost picture you typing it!


message 36: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Anushree :) wrote: "Loved your rating Elyse.."

Awwww Anushree!


message 37: by Ammara (new)

Ammara Abid ^_^ :') thank you ♡


message 38: by Elyse (last edited Mar 11, 2017 10:38AM) (new)

Elyse Walters Susan wrote: "I read it for the first time at 58. It was marvelous and I will revisit it in the future."

Wow Susan!!!! Thanks --and you just gave me an idea.
Katy --my 35 year old might be coming home for my B day in May --stay a few days ---- we 'still' enjoy 'snuggle-reading' time with each other --as I don't get to see each other very often. I need to call her anyway --
This would be a fun book for us to read together. (just like when she was a kid).............I can re-visit it and it 'might' be her first time. I'm going to check on that! THANKS for sharing this VERY important over -50- years of age information!!!! :) xo


message 39: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Sharyl wrote: "Wonderful review, Elyse. This book was read to me when I was a child, so--I can say that I never actually read it, either :)
I should."

Sharyl? Did your mom or dad read it to you? and do you remember how old you were? And??? do you remember how you felt? if you had questions? I'm curious... Thanks for sharing!!!


message 40: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Ellie wrote: "Your review was so touching and beautiful, Elyse, thank you!

This book is one of my all-time favorites. If I had to pick one book that I loved most and have read the most over my lifetime, that ha..."


Ellie..............................and THAT'S why I cried......"something the world could use more of, right now"!!! I will 'always' link this book 'with' you... 'always'!! You're my 'go-to' connection --Its a strong pull. With all my other favorite children's books --they are with my daughters (I don't have strong memories with books in my own childhood) ----
but I didn't have 'any' connection with "A Wrinkle of Time" ...
It was YOUR passion that 'got' to me so deeply --I never forgot what you wrote ways back. I wanted to share a little of that 'with' you. I did --I have --I'm thankful. I 'still' love hearing YOU express your love for this book. It comforts me too!!! Thank you so much for 'the' gift you gave me --It was 'big'!!! Really it was!!


message 41: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Margaret wrote: "I too read this for the first time when I was 64 and loved the book. Glad to read how well you loved it too. And who knows, maybe reading missed children's classics for the first time at 64 is just..."

Margaret.... WOW!! I followed your footsteps --or...you re-created your 64 year old self. lol -- smiling ear-to-ear over here!!
Maybe you are right! maybe missed children's classics at this age is a way of staying young! :) xoxo thanks!!


message 42: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Cheri wrote: "So glad to see that you've read this, Elyse! I have lost track of the number of times I've read this. First as a child, then as a teen, when I was babysitting kids, when I had my own children, and ..."

Cheri --Wow wow wow --I'm shaking my head -- so darn moved! --
I can see it --threadbare book -- Little Cheri --Little older Cheri --Teen Taller Cheri -- "Oh, we have to have a babysitter, again"? ....
"well, at least she will read, "A Wrinkle in Time" to us....so "Cheri can stay"!!!!
and oh yes, I can feel it in my bones that I would love to read
"A Circle of Quiet". Thank you-- didn't know of that book either --until you! I sure hope some friends -or sister -give me some book gift cert. this year for when I have my medicare Birthday in 2 months. I have some books to buy! lol THANK YOU!!!!!!!! xoxoxo


message 43: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters Karen wrote: "My favorite children's book. I remember reading it in sixth grade in 1980."

Hi Karen --- wow---ok.................6th grade: That seems about the perfect age to read this book too. 10 years of age? Is that right?
I'm so moved by how many LIFE TIME readers are on this site.
I'm sad I was not one of them. --but my kids were.
I guess, the best thing I can say for being a late bloomer reader --like me-- is Its never too late for ANYONE to enjoy reading at any age. Like any other muscle --
The more you read --the stronger the reading muscle gets --and it loves 'the IN SHAPE feeling!!! THANK YOU for contributing to ALL the readers of the world, Karen (even slow folks like me) xo


message 44: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters KAS wrote: "Such a great review, Elyse! At 57, I haven't read it either :("

KAS....I tell ya what ---if you don't read it before you visit me --I'll have a copy waiting on your bed -- ready for you to snuggle up with before you turn out your lights. The rest of the day --I'm stealing you away for day trips!!! lol xoxo


🌀Amy🌛🌝🌜 I love this book so much. I read it as a child and through my teens and as an adult. It was the first book I bought my eldest. There is no "right" age to read this book. I hope you enjoy!


message 46: by Karen (new)

Karen I read it in sixth grade because I had to. LOL . But I remember it being the first real novel I'd ever read and loved. I was not a big reader of fiction as a kid, but this book stayed with me. Now I am a teacher and when I taught the upper grades I had my good readers read it as well. My son wasn't so interested. His loss.
Sixth grade is 12 years old, btw.


message 47: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Elyse wrote: "Ellie wrote: "Your review was so touching and beautiful, Elyse, thank you!

This book is one of my all-time favorites. If I had to pick one book that I loved most and have read the most over my lif..."


That means so much to me, Elyse.


message 48: by Elyse (new)

Elyse Walters I'm so glad Ellie!!!


message 49: by DeB (new)

DeB MaRtEnS So happy that it finally found you, Elyse! A Wrinkle in Time opened me up to reading and loving exceptional timetravel novels and some science fiction (I'm rather picky!). I'll be forever grateful to Mrs, Munro who smuggled it from the school's new book stacks to give it to me as its first reader. I had better look for the rest of the series now!


message 50: by Anushree (new)

Anushree Awww...That's sooo sweet of you Elyse...Thanks sooo much for these kind words...I am really very grateful to you after this comment...Thanks soo much...I surely know thaT our friendship will last long time till our lives... :) :) xx


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