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My rating: 3'>http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/249932591">3 of 5 stars
As requested :)...
I must have picked this book up years ago when I was on a "Wrinkle in Time" kick, but then it just sat there. Therefore I wasn't aware the book is actually a part of a series of books about the Austin family. Thankfully that really wasn't an issue in reading the book in terms of background.
I gave it three stars because I did like it, but I wouldn't put it on my "must read" list. I think it is geared for a select crowd of youth--most likely junior high in age group--and also interested in science. L'Engle goes into great detail about the Antarctic, which is great, but that could be a turn-off to those who are not interested in science. I would say the language gives this away as a book from the nineties, but it is still a relevant read.
Storyline-wise, I think L'Engle brings the reader along rather well and doesn't give away too much too soon. I loved her use of Shakespeare as hints and warnings. I thought the wrap-up at the end was actually a bit too quick and not really that plausible.
In summary, not my favorite read, but certainly not the worst either.
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