By Hope Larson
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Audience: All Teens
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.
I don't remember much about A Wrinkle in Time. I know I read it for school and I LOVED it. After a few years, the only thing I remembered was that the father was missing and that Meg had glasses, bad hair, and braces. I thought, "Hey, just like ME!" I've been meaning to reread it for years, but haven't gotten around to it. So I flipped when I saw that the library purchased the graphic novel. Perfect!
My favorite character was definitely Charles Wallace. He was such an interesting little guy. I loved how Meg's faults became her strengths. Also, I was glad that she got to spend time with someone who really appreciated her - Calvin. The best part of the book was the artwork. She used black, white, and blue colors. It would have been so easy for the pictures to get cheesy, but the color scheme added to the story. It made it mysterious, grown-up, and interesting. I'd like to hear what fans think of this one.