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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

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 i…

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

by Madeleine L'Engle, Hope Larson

Overall Book Review:

I read A Wrinkle in Time years ago when I was a young teen. At the time, it didn’t make me too excited to read anything else by the author. Even though I like science fiction, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. When I picked up the graphic novel, I was excited. Hope Larson is a wonderful illustrator, and I couldn’t wait to see what wonders she had worked on this book.

Thankfully, I was not disappointed. While I still found the story a little lacking, the drawings made up for this ten-fold. I had forgotten some of what happens in the story, so this book was a wonderful way to revisit my childhood and remind myself of the storyline. This book is a great way to introduce a classic book in a more appealing and contemporary manner to children or teens. It made me want to read all of the classics in graphic novel form! What a great way to get kids excited about reading.

Another plus is that this book doesn’t tell each and every bit of the original story, so if someone reads it and wants a more precise version of what they read, they know they can pick up the original book and get the whole story. This book can appeal to readers of all ages, even if adults may find it a bit juvenile. Don’t knock graphic novels until you try them, folks.

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  1 anatomical term.

Violence/Gore:  A storm is described in detail with a few scary scenes; an adult man goes missing; a time-travel scene that could be frightening occurs; two women are referred to as witches and depicted in a “witchy” way; a minor hits a man; some suspense is depicted briefly; fantasy violence occurs (an evil “man” threatens minors and makes them feel uncomfortable/scared).

Sex/Nudity:  Minors kiss; a mythological creature is shown with a nude torso; a man is mentioned to be suspected of cheating on his wife.

Mature Subject Matter:

Supernatural occurrences, family crises.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
Profanity/Language
Rating:
3
10
Violence/Gore
Rating:
2
10
Sex/Nudity
Rating:
2
10

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About the Reviewer

Books and reading have always been an important part of my life. When I was very young, my grandma was the library director at our local public library. Years later, after she had retired, I became a librarian at the same library and worked there for several years before taking a part-time job at a local coffee shop, which gives me more time to do what I love, to read and to review books! A few of my favorite authors are Aimee Bender, Diane Chamberlain, and Curtis Sittenfeld however, I will read almost any book I come across! In my spare time you can find me reading (of course), volunteering at a wildlife animal rehab, or hanging out with my two house rabbits.