Parent of a 5 and 9 year oldWritten byMary NOctober 24, 2017
Entertaining and thought provoking but a little intense for some kids
This book is a lot more intense than the previous two in the series (A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind in the Door). There are a few scenes of violence (a woman in Puritan times is accused of witchcraft and led to the gallows but saved from hanging at the last minute). In one sub-story, a father dies, and it is heavily implied though never made explicit that the mother's new husband is molesting the pre-teen daughter. Over the entire story hangs the threat of nuclear war and the end of the world.
The themes are definitely geared towards older kids, but the writing is beautiful and the storytelling compelling.