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Was it a good idea to leave Charles Wallace on Camazotz?

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The answer to this is complex, because Meg's father is forced to choose between two of his children. Meg is in danger of IT taking control of her mind, but Charles Wallace has already been taken control of. Therefore, Meg's father has to make a quick decision about what is best for the safety of all involved. In this case, that decision is to tesser to another planet with Calvin and Meg while leaving Charles Wallace behind, even though he is still under the control of IT on Camazotz.

Ultimately, however, this does prove to be a worthwhile decision. While...

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