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A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  17,163 ratings  ·  1,849 reviews
Late one night, three otherworldly creatures appear and sweep Meg Murry, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe away on a mission to save Mr. Murry, who has gone missing while doing top-secret work for the government. They travel via tesseract — a wrinkle that transports one across space and time — to the planet Camazotz, where Mr. Murry is being held ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Margaret Ferguson Books
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Aryn The book is much better. I grew up reading it and re-read it last year. The graphic novel is a lot more choppy/fast paced at times when it comes to…moreThe book is much better. I grew up reading it and re-read it last year. The graphic novel is a lot more choppy/fast paced at times when it comes to the story line. The original book has a smoother flow to it & I found that the events were described in much more detail than the graphic novel, even with the illustrations. I found the GN to be a fun/easy read, but as soon as I finished it my first thought was, 'The original book is so much better than this'. Also, a movie adaptation is coming out March 2018 so I would do your best to read the original book before then if you can! (less)
Ana Lucia It's pretty good and A Wrinkle in Time, in my opinion, is a classic.
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Anne
Oh. My.
Well, I can't say I enjoyed that very much, and it pretty much put me off ever re-reading the book. And I loved that book when I was a kid.
Loved it!
Easily, it was my favorite. I'm holding up my worn out, coverless copy as proof. But Jesus...this made me rethink why I have such fond memories of it. Was Meg always this horrible and whiny? Was Charles Wallace an obnoxious know-it-all in the book? Were all of the characters annoyingly vague and cryptic in the original? And surely the dialogu
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I had DNFed both the regular and graphic novel versions of this book before, but with the film coming out this year, and the book being voted in as a BOTM for Life & Lit, I figured I would give it one more chance, so I picked the graphic novel up from the library and set to it. Unfortunately, even with forcing myself to finish it, I kind of hated this book. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars instead of 1 is because I can appreciate the fact that it was very unique for its original time of ...more
Julie
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was lukewarm about Madeline L'Engle's 1962 fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time when I originally read it, but when I saw this 2012 graphic novel recently reviewed on Goodreads, I felt a strange compulsion to have it.

Wow.

I kinda love it.

This was a novel that adapted beautifully to illustrated storytelling, and it's the type of “tidy” graphic novel style that I like: exceptional artwork laid out in an appealing design and easy to follow narration and dialogue.

It's still a weird story, and if you do
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Bionic Jean
This is the graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle's classic fantasy from 1962, which won the Newbery award in the US and led to four sequels. It had never been published with illustrations previously, but is here adapted by Hope Larson 50 years later in 2012, for a new audience. It is an ambitious project, faithful to the original story, and attempting to cover much of its ground in very nearly 400 pages rather than present a précised version.

It is difficult to ascerta
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Teresa Faliq ☼
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honestly I had no intentions of reading this book, haha. I read the original book a few years ago, and I was actaully so bored and confused with it. I could barely understand anything that happened in the original book, because I honestly feel like that book does more telling than showing. Of course... I was obviously not expecting the graphic novel to be any better bUT one of my friends had this book on her shelf, and I asked if I could borrow it. So here I am now 👏🏻

I will start by saying that
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Raina
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphicnovel, j
Ok, so, I have this thing about adapted graphic novels.

Basically, I'm pretty uncomfortable that they exist.

I get that adapting Shakespeare into GNs is a great way to make the text (originally intended for theatrical performance, after all) sing. And, anyone who knows me knows that I j'adore sequential art. It's kinda my jam, as a rule. You might call me an advocate.

And I LOVE Hope Larson's work. Mercury is super underrated as a YA graphic novel.

And I know that this swept the GN awards. I get
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Hilary
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Hilary by: Suggested the library buys
I haven't read the original. I didn't enjoy this book, I don't like science fiction usually so I thought a graphic novel version might help me with this. After liking the first couple of chapters I began to lose track of what was happening. Nearly every page had anxious faces and characters disappearing, not knowing what was happening, characters asking questions without answers. There was some sort of time slip to another planet, some old ladies, one called Mrs Whatsit and some other confusing ...more
Teresa
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5

Though I can tell this was a labor of love for the adapter/artist, I’m probably not the right person for an unbiased view of an adaptation of a book I read so much as a child I probably had it memorized. I did feel a frisson of recognition at the beginning with the family’s middle-of-the night sandwiches and the emptying of Mrs. Whatsit’s galoshes. But the other scenes from the original that have stayed with me through the years—the children eerily bouncing their balls in rhythm, Aunt Beast’s
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[Shai] Bibliophage
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I still haven't read the classic book, A Wrinkle in Time that's why I grabbed the opportunity to read this graphic novel. The story is quiet odd for a children's book; I was expecting that it would blow my mind because I read a lot of good reviews about it.

That monotonous talking about IT certainly got on my nerves. If you could see a speech bubble when I was still reading this, this is what you might read, "When will this going to end?! This is quite dull that it's just making me wants to craw
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Cyndi
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This graphic novel is actually better than the book, in my opinion. I liked the book, but parts of it was a bit hard to track. The visual helped immensely and the art was well done.
Wandering Librarians
I expect a lot from my novel adaptations. If something's already an awesome book, and it's being turned into something else, be that a TV show or a movie of a graphic novel, I feel it should be equally as awesome. Is that so much to ask? You have such great material to work with. How can it go wrong? Of course, sometimes it does.

I love A Wrinkle in Time and have read it many times. I was excited to read the graphic novel adaptation, because it seems like such a great book to do in the graphic no
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Ferdy
Ugh

Hated it. The story was boring, the characters were beyond insufferable, the sci-fi element was nonsensical, and it was all so utterly dull… The artwork was okay though.
Meg was one of the worst MC's I've ever had the displeasure of reading, she was such a whiny, insecure, needy, pathetic, dumb, shrewish, fishwife-esque character. I loathed her. Her annoying know it all brother and the rest of her family weren't much better either. Calvin was the only sort of decent character, but the fact th
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Seth T.
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
A Wrinkle in Time by Hope Larson
[This lady, who is old enough to know better, is being petty and mean.]

Adaptations from literature into the comics form have it pretty rough. It's not like with movies where a charismatic star or a sublime musical score can provide lift for a work. Unless an adapter is wildly liberal in the work of adaptation, comics have exactly two things to work with: writing (provided largely by the original author) and art through which to carry forth the dialogical and narrative aspects of the work (respec
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Neil R. Coulter
It's probably not possible to quantify a distinction like "Worst Movie I've Ever Seen"--but the 2018 Wrinkle in Time is a solid contender for the title. I really wanted it to be triumphant, but it was mostly a mess. So grabbing this graphic novel adaptation at the library yesterday was partly because of a yearning to go back to the real story again. It's a hefty tome, and it covers the original novel surprisingly well--many reminders of where the movie went astray (to the detriment of the movie ...more
Krista Regester
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 - Soooo this took me a millennium to finish. Never have I ever met a more unlikable protagonist than Meg. I just don't get the amazement around A Wrinkle in Time, and the movie this year also underwhelmed me. I liked the art and concept of a graphic novel adaptation.
kath ♡
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
UGH SO GOOD IM SURPRISED IT TOOK ME THIS LONG TO FINISH IT
jess
Dec 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, graphic-novels, yaf
I loved A Wrinkle in Time as a kid, and I really like Hope Larson's work, but I did not especially enjoy this graphic novel version. The fantastic characters, planets and concepts suffer from the black, blue and white graphic treatment. I prefer the more vivid product of my imagination. I wish I had trusted my gut that this was too good to be true and skipped it, instead of reading 400 pages to end up dissatisfied and disappointed.

However, I probably would not have re-read Wrinkle in Time at th
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Katie Paciga
Sep 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
It's been 50 years since L'Engle put the landmark tale out there. A Wrinkle in Time was the first sci-fi book to win the Newberry. In it's original form, L'Engle's Meg Murray won over readers with her awkwardness and courage. Meg steals the show again in Larson's retelling.

Larson uses a blue and black palette for all of her images in the graphic novel. I found myself convinced that this was in some way intentional as a representation of space and sky. I think for me the best part was that the i
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Kristina Horner
What a strange, interesting and charming little book. I had never actually read a Wrinkle in Time (I unwittingly read book 3 in the series as a child and was hopelessly confused) but I still think I managed to absorb a lot of the story from this graphic novel retelling of it. It's a bizarre tale, but the hard to visualize concepts were nice to see drawn on a page - gave you a bit more of a visual but still managed to leave a lot very vague (which I think is important for this story). I think it ...more
R.F. Gammon
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
Love this. Captured the spirit of the original perfectly whilst making it fresh. <3
Rachel
Mar 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
THIS is what generations of kids have held near and dear to their hearts? This? Seriously?! Meg is whiny and incredibly annoying. Charles Wallace is arrogant and also annoying. The lame attempts at making it religious and mention of Jesus seemed half-hearted and were EXTRA annoying. If the Murray kids weren’t so insufferable on every single page, this graphic novel would have been much more bearable. I can’t remember the last time I had to push myself so hard just to finish a book.

It is also fi
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Cynda
When I was probably 12, I had a friend who kept referring to A Wrinkle in Time, who wanted me to read this book. So I borrowed it from the library. My reading experience was not as big as hers, but it was strong enough for me to return to Wrinkle several more times over the years. In my mid 20s, I borrowed from the local library all the L'Engle books that had. I remember being sad and frustrated that they did not have everything I wanted. I did find a autobiographical book she wrote. I felt to b ...more
laurel [suspected bibliophile]
So I reread the novel last year, after absolutely hating it in fifth or sixth or whatever grade I read it in. I enjoyed the book and I like graphic novels quite a bit, so thought I'd like the graphic novel adaptation.

The things I enjoyed in the book were nonexistent.

While the illustrations are fantastic, the magic was gone. Some things—the way of talking, the technology, etc.—felt dated. I didn't really feel like this could stand on its own (at least not for the first couple of chapters) without
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Crizzle
I went through this as slowly as possible to savor the graphic novel I have been waiting for!! The library ordered it in for me and I was ecstatic; it did not disappoint, nor for Molly. We were delighted that Meg actually looks like Molly - so fitting to me because since the first time Molly read "A Wrinkle in Time" as a second grader, I hoped she could see the striking similarities in personality that she shares with Meg. "Meg. I give you your faults.".. then the panel in which Meg opens her ha ...more
Gurveen Kaur
A quick and warm read. The art work enhanced the experience!
Krista
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is beautiful. The only reason it didn’t get 5 stars is because I still prefer the novel.
BookishStitcher
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun adaptation of one of my favorite childhood books.
Kales
I am so glad I revisted this story before the movie. While it was the graphic novel version, I think it was an awesome adaptation of the story. It makes me want to see the movie more which looks beautiful.

Yes, this is one of those "love conquers all" "coming of age" stories. But it is a classic. It is one of the originals and you have to appreciate what it has done for children's scifi literature. It's scary and intense, and about being your own hero and growing up. There is sibling love and fam
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Clare Snow
I hated this. The graphic novel adaptation was fine, I just hate the story. I never read the original and now I don't think I will. It seems I dislike award winning childrens classics I read as an adult. I feel similarly about the story of Bridge to Terabithia. Although I loved the movie adaptation. I still want to see the movie of A Wrinkle in Time.

And all that religion - no thanks.
Nik
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A disappointment. I read the book for the first time pretty recently. I enjoyed it but don't have attachment to it created in childhood. I was really looking forward to reading the graphic novel; I'm discovering that I love the medium and appreciate adaptations of existing books.

I hate to say it, but the art really dragged down the experience. I could get past not connecting to the style if I thought it fit the story, but most of the time I thought the characters' expressions were way off, based
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Hope Larson is an American illustrator and comics artist. Hope Larson is the author of Salamander Dream, Gray Horses, Chiggers, and Mercury. She won a 2007 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.