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Many Waters (1986)

by Madeleine L'Engle

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Series: The Time Quintet (3), Kairos (3)

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The fifteen-year-old Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are accidentally sent back to a strange Biblical time period, in which mythical beasts roam the desert and a man named Noah is building a boat in preparation for a great flood.
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These are a weird, uncommon and complex series that will change a kid's way of looking at books forever. I loved the books and the stories with such peculiar and funny characters.
Meg and Charles have a strong connection. Charles can even read his sister's mind.
The children use a tesseract (in the novel like a portal) to travel to other planets to save their father from evil that will attack Earth soon. Although the complex plot has a lot of science and math concepts, there's a strong Christian theme prevailing in the entire story. ( )
  Waleni | Oct 10, 2021 |
In the books that focused on Meg I never really like the twins but I loved them in this series. Also, as a atheist you would think I would not enjoy a book so religiously based but I always found this book to be intriguing and the characters very endearing. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
Now it's the twins' turn to save civilization on Earth, by being transferred to the ancient biblical time of Noah and family. L'Engle does a decent job in this story--similar to the prior book--of providing some moral compass for early teens. This time, it's about sex. ( )
  majackson | Aug 20, 2021 |
This is an excellent book. The twins make for significantly more interesting characters than Meg and CW, who always felt like Mary Sues, and as such, were hard to care about. The ideas and storytelling here are fantastic, though L'Engle's writing falls ferociously flat whenever the twins talk to each other. She uses it to present exposition to the reader, but it comes off forced and unnatural; they're identical twins for fuck's sake, these are guys who share a lot of knowledge. Writing them as fish out of water works in the context of the story, but not in the context of their relationship. Anyway, great book, go read it. ( )
  isovector | Dec 13, 2020 |
The world's biggest "Ehhhhhhhh" goes to this book. It's not good enough to like and it's not bad enough to hate. It's just *there.* Easily my least favorite of L'Engle's books so far. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Madeleine L'Engleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lee, Ann MarieNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, Jody A.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mahurin, MattCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mikolaycak, CharlesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morrill, RowenaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nielsen, CliffCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sis, PeterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Yoo, TaeeunCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A sudden snow shower put an end to hockey practice.
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Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it.
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The fifteen-year-old Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are accidentally sent back to a strange Biblical time period, in which mythical beasts roam the desert and a man named Noah is building a boat in preparation for a great flood.

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