EL本棚紹介(91) A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel, by Madeleine L’Engle and Hope Larson

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This is another comic book based on a young-adult novel that has been turned into a movie (https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1357101081/?ref_=tt_vi_i_2). A Wrinkle in Time is a story about a young girl who goes on an adventure through space to find her missing father. She is guided by three funny, weird old ladies with magical powers, and goes with her brother and friend exploring strange alien planets.

The comic book is easy to follow, the English is mostly not too difficult, and there is a lot of traveling to new places, so it is never boring. The story is science fiction with space travel, but there are no space ships or laser guns. What the “evil” that the heroes are fighting is unclear…also, the “fighting” is not physical violence so much as using speech, belief, and emotions. The important thing is that the characters, the conflict, and the world that exist in A Wrinkle in Time are all probably a little different from what you expect, and that is much of what makes it so interesting.

My two cents: If you pay attention and are interested, you can find some very strong themes of Christianity in this story. Perhaps if you really like this book and are interested, you can read the original and try to discover how the story and characters relate to the lessons in the Bible.