BOOK REVIEW: A Wrinkle in Time Ahead of Disney’s Film Release
After reading the 1962 science fantasy novel, A Wrinkle in Time, I am extremely excited to see Disney’s film adaption releasing March 9th, 2018. Throughout this book, there were no slow parts or pieces I wanted to skip. It keeps you enthralled and entertained the entire way through.
Without giving too much away, A Wrinkle in Time is about the children of Dr. Alex Murry, who has disappeared with no explanation, which leads you to believe is very out of character for this doting husband and father. It’s up to two of his children, Meg and Charles, along with a friend they meet, to retrieve their father. But from where? That’s where you meet Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who: the three celestial beings who assist the children in finding Dr. Murry on the planet Uriel.
From then on, you’re transported into multiple realms of imagination, from flying through clouds to defeating tremendous evil. There’s torment of the children being separated and becoming unknown versions of themselves, and there’s moments of being reunited and continuing on their journey together. The protagonist and heroine of this story, Meg, starts out as angry and bitter child, but finishes out her story with redemption, learning that love really is the key to unlocking all her powers.
This story is one that teaches about the uniqueness and appreciating being different from the “normal” crowd, which is very true to theme with a lot of marketing approaches Disney is familiar with; such as the “Dream Big, Princess” campaign with the Disney princesses. And armed with her mother’s words of wisdom – “Just because we don’t understand doesn’t mean an explanation doesn’t exist.” – Meg continues her journey with her sidekicks to finding not only her father, but the truest form of herself.
What struck me most about this book is the sheer amount of imaginative plots. There’s so much to cover in these chapters, and it’s one that you want to continue learning about, even after you finish that final page. I’m a Disney film fanatic, and I honestly can not wait to see what they do with this beautiful story of daring to be different and going against the grain of natural society.
You can get your movie tickets for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time here! I’ll be doing a compare and contrast of the book vs. film when it’s released, and if you’d like to read the book with me, you can purchase your copy from Amazon here.