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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time


by Madeleine L'Engle

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

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(4) Base Camp

A Wrinkle in Time is a kids' book, but it's a kids' book that is heavily sprinkled with literary allusions, and that takes its title from a concept in higher-level physics. Fortunately, understanding just who Mrs. Who is quoting, or just what the heck a tesseract is, isn't necessary to enjoy the book. In fact, a healthy sense of ignorance is what the book aims to produce in its readers.

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