Madeleine L’Engle’s acclaimed novel A Wrinkle in Time has been one of the most beloved books for over half a century — and now, it’s finally being adapted onto the big screen. With a star-studded cast of Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, and Oprah Winfrey, director Ava DuVernay is bringing Meg Murry’s (Storm Reid) adventure through time and space alive for a whole new generation.
For many, the magic of A Wrinkle in Time came to us when we first read the novel as kids, with Meg serving as one of the most relatable teens we’ve ever encountered. As she, her little brother Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin tesser through space and time to rescue her father, Meg is forced to confront her many insecurities and self-perceived flaws and learn the embrace them — which really resonated with gawky pre-teens everywhere struggling with their own insecurities. And with other messages about the power of love and friendship, this book is truly a must-read for everyone.
But if you haven’t read the novel and are desperate to get your hands on a copy before seeing the film, luckily A Wrinkle in Time surprisingly easy to come across.
For those looking to mark up their own copies of the novel, it can be found in most major bookstores across the country, in both hardcopy and paperback — for just under $5 in paperback and $12 for hardcover. But for the Kindle and Nook lovers out there, A Wrinkle in Time is also available as an e-book in the Amazon and Barnes & Noble digital stores.
Like magic, A Wrinkle in Time is truly all around us and is even available as an audiobook. Narrated by Hope Davis, the audiobook includes a forward by Madeleine L’Engle herself, an introduction by Ava DuVernay, and an afterword by L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis. Meanwhile, all else fails, check your local library. As a Newbery Medal winner, the novel is a definitive library staple — and most libraries will also have at least a few copies of it.
Because the book is so iconic as a standalone novel, many people forget that it’s actually the first book in a whole series about the Murry family. For those looking to just begin a journey with A Wrinkle in Time, the novel and its four sequels are often sold as a boxed set.
Tesser through space and time with L’Engle’s classic novel before seeing A Wrinkle in Time on the big screen on March 9th!