‘Wrinkle in Time’ deserves another look

a wrinkle in time

I think I’m going to have to re-read “A Wrinkle in Time.” Seriously, this time.

Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 story, about young siblings and a friend who journey through space and time to rescue their scientist father, was a favorite of mine when I was a kid.

I was a little romantic, you see, and the book’s earnest tone and loving characters appealed to me.

I read one or two of L’Engle’s sequels but the first book really stuck with me.

And then I tried to read it again a year or two ago.

I couldn’t get through it. I couldn’t even get very far into it.

I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction and I still love some Young Adult books, especially “The Hunger Games” trilogy.

But re-reading “A Wrinkle in Time” almost made me swoon from all the saccharine dialogue and heartfelt feelings.

I’ll try reading it again because I want to experience this favorite story again before the movie comes out.

Yes, apparently Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed “Frozen,” wants to write a screenplay for a long-planned movie version of “A Wrinkle in Time.”

I haven’t seen “Frozen” but it seems like Lee is the right person to add some bite to “Wrinkle.”

So I’ll try it again and see if anything can re-ignite my love for this old story.


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