I was introduced to Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time via a movie trailer. A movie trailer that is directed by Ava DuVernay and an impressive cast consisting of newcomer Storm Reid among Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine. It is worth mentioning that this movie is historical for the fact that not only did it go 1-2 at the Box Office with Black Panther but it is the first movie by an African American director to have a budget of over $100 million dollars. It opens where I am April 12th, so I’ll be there soon.
Back to the book. It starts off with Meg, who is struggling at school and with the disappearance of her father, and her brother, Charles Wallace, as well as Calvin meeting Mrs Which, Mrs Who and Mrs Whatsit. Leaving her mother, a scientist, they go off in search of Mr Murry, like, way out into the universe searching. They come across different planets, creatures and people and ways of life. If we are all the same- what are we? Until, of course, Meg must use the gifts she has to find her father and help her brother.
This book (and movie), is definitely a must. I was transfixed and it left me wondering why it took me into my adult years to read it. But I really must thank Disney and Ava DuVernay for that. It is on my must-read pile.
Until next time,