Parent reviews for A Swiftly Tilting Planet

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A teenager saves the world from destruction.
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Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 9 reviews
Adult Written byLaura M. August 11, 2019

Themes are more mature than first 2 books in series

My 10 year old daughter and myself read the classic, A Wrinkle In Time and also read A Wind In The Door and greatly enjoyed both.
The 3rd book, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, however is much more complex in its storyline. In addition, there is a very mature part where a stepfather is physically abusing his wife. It also details the stepfather making sexual advances toward his stepdaughter.

These are topics I do not feel should be discussed with a 9 or 10 year old.

I rated this book at 11+ as a result.

This title contains:

Educational Value
Positive Messages
Sexy stuff
Parent of a 5 and 9-year-old Written byMary N October 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.