Since I’ve been interning at a literary agency, I’ve been following a lot more book blogs and Twitter feeds, and things like that. If not for that, I might not have known about this incredibly exciting piece of news: A Wrinkle in Time, the absolutely timeless, wonderful story of the painfully awkward and brilliant Meg Murry, her genius scientist parents, and her gifted litter brother Charles Wallace, is about to become a graphic novel. The book has been around for fifty years, and this new treatment by award winning illustrator Hope Larson is giving it new life and bringing it to new readers of a more visual generation.
The early chapters, which can be found of Larson’s website, bring Meg, the heart of the story, to life in all her late-childhood/early-teenager ungainliness. Her mother comes across in these pages as brilliant and beautiful, a contrast to Meg. And Charles Wallace is every bit as precocious and charming as readers of the book will probably remember him. The setting and visuals are a dark and turbulent as the early prose. So cool!
I can’t express how excited I am to read this book, which comes out on October 2nd.