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.