One of the classic masterpieces being turned into film this 2018 is Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Have you read the book already? If not, then you are missing out a great deal in your literary life! If you have already read the book before though, it may be high time for you to reread the adventures of Meg Murry before the actual film comes out of the silver screen. Here are top reasons why you should pick up a copy of the book again.
1. It almost never got published.
Just how precious is a book that has turned into a classic masterpiece but was originally rejected by several publishers in the days past? A Wrinkle in Time is just one of those books who almost never seen the light. One of the most common reasons why this book got rejected by publishers in the past was that it doesn’t have a clear genre that it belongs to.
2. It is suitable for the old and the young.
There are only a few classics that are suitable for both old and young readers. Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time caters to the tastes of younger adults who love sci-fi as well as children.
3. Science and spirituality is rolled into one.
This book is a cross between science and spirituality. Originally, it can be difficult for any author to write about quantum physics and spirituality in one book. However, with A Wrinkle in Time, L’Engle successfully created a world where science and spirituality inspires the characters to develop better.
4. It got banned a couple of times.
Among the many books that are in circulation nowadays, A Wrinkle in Time is one with the most history of getting banned. It was banned before because it was too anti-Christian. Another reason why it was banned was that it was too Christian. Indeed, there are many – and mostly, “contradicting” – reasons why the said masterpiece got banned in the past.
5. It is a world full of adventure.
When you read the book, you get to enter a world that is different from the real world. You get to travel from one dimension to another, with magical beings that challenge humanity’s kindness and compassion.
6. Meg Murry is the predecessor of Katniss Everdeen.
Meg Murry is considered to be one of the first female characters in sci-fi history. This makes Meg a predecessor of well-known characters such as Tris Prior and Katniss Everdeen.
7. It has a movie adaptation!
2018 sees the movie adaptation of the book Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. If you want a better movie watching experience, reading through the book first is a given. You’ll also have a better understanding of the movie if you already have finished the book ahead of time.