Graphic Novel Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Graphic Novel Review: A Wrinkle in TimeA Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux (BYR) on October 2nd 2012
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 392

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.

Plot: I have never actually read A Wrinkle in Time, even though it my mom’s favorite book. So as to comparing the graphic novel to the written novel, I cannot say how accurate it was. It was a great story though and I was eager to see how long it was, almost 400 pages! I loved the pace of the story, the build up to the end of the novel. I think I will definitely have to read the actual novel now, as I really enjoyed the plotline in this graphic novel.
Characters: I can see why many girls love this book. Meg is a wonderful character, a flawed character that has to find her inner strength. She’s not perfect, which is the most appealing thing about her. She has trouble fitting in, even to her own family and she must figure out how to pull it all together by the end of the book. I love Charles, the kid brainiac who is outlandish and overly insightful for his age. And always with the witches in threes, Mrs Who, Whatsit and Which. Reminds me of the fates quite a bit, each with their own talent and foresight to help guide Meg on her journey.
Graphics: I really loved the graphics. The illustrations are brilliant and the characters done in a way that really shows who they are. Although my favorites are usually full color, this graphic novel uses blue to tone the illustrations in a way I love. It reminds me of Babymouse in that sense, using only one color besides black and white.
Final Verdict: I can’t compare it to the original, but I felt the fullness of this story in graphic novel format and absolutely loved it. You will fall in love with this book if you read it.
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