Title- A Wrinkle in Time- The Graphic Novel.
Author- Madeleine L'Engle and Hope Larson.
Publish date- 2012.
Publisher- Margaret Furgurson Books.
(A brief) synopsis:
A missing father. A storm. A supposedly haunted house. A chance meeting. Sandwiches in the middle of the night. Intuition. Quotations. Fear. Hope. Adventure- glorious, glorious adventure. Characters who speak, truly speak. It's all here.
What I thought:
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this graphic novel- I haven't read the book before in it's original format and this is a fairly big graphic novel, or it seemed so when I picked it up.
I was totally blown away, and I believe I will be thinking about this book for a very long time- at least until I buy my own copy (as of typing this I have ordered it and am waiting for it eagerly), and then I'll re-read it and will just keep thinking.
For some unknown reason I thought this was supposed to be set in the Medieval times, so the fact that it traverses to different, futuristic worlds was a big surprise, but I so enjoyed following the journey of Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace. Meg was a really standout character for me, despite her faults.
She had lots of difficulties, didn't think she was really important or worthy, and she is so loyal to her family that things make her so angry, but I loved her. She blossomed and I loved, adored, felt so proud when she saw people outside of her family care for her, saw her learn that she still has so many incredible worths and abilities. I felt like she and I were very similar, so it made me connect to and understand her really easily.
I felt like her relationship with Calvin was unnecessary in how it was depicted, though it was beautiful, too- I felt like it would've been better as a suggestion, left to grow in our imaginations.
I really liked meeting the three glorious woman who help the children on their quest to find Meg and Charles Wallace's father- Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit. They had such interesting personalities and felt fully grown as soon as I encountered all of them, truly like they had lived years and years before the book- they were such brilliant ladies.
The illustrations were really enjoyable and conveyed a real sense of personality into the story and characters.
Rating: Big Explosion MIND BLOWN!
Stunning, incredibly readable and touching, this was a favourite read and, though it is not without darkness, the hope and love is immense. I have, also, found a character who is so like me it's quite peculiar. She's like my counter part, Meg.