ALL SUMMER LONG, a graphic novel by Hope Larson (illustrator of the Wrinkle In Time graphic novel) was a fun, quick read. 📚Austin and Bina have been friends their entire lives and spend every summer together. The summer before eighth grade, though, Austin goes away to soccer camp while Bina stays home and learns how to play guitar and indie bands. A really sweet sort of friendship and growing apart while staying friends and growing into who you are.
This adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME is absolutely beautiful! While the illustrations are simple with blue, whites, greys, and black as the only colors, they don't distract from the beauty of the book. If anything, they make it better. I had not read A WRINKLE IN TIME in more than a decade, so reading the graphic novel was a great way to touch up on what I didn't remember. I would not replace reading the novel with the graphic novel, though, because the text, while adapted as closely as can be, is not the same as reading the true novel.
If you haven't read the original novel, you MUST DO IT NOW! It is a beautiful story of hope and being strong when we are afraid. Meg Murry's father has been "gone" (reminds me of the father in Bruja Born and Labyrinth Lost) for a few years while working for the government trying to learn about time and space travel. Meg lives with her mother (a scientist), her twin brothers, and her strange younger brother, Charles Wallace. Charles Wallace is incredibly smart but pretends to be dumb as to not confuse or insult their neighbors. Meg and Charles meet Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit who explain to them what they must fight to save their universe as well as their father. Along the way, they learn about tesseracts and other planets. Overall, it is a great novel!