Sunday, August 13, 2017

Book Review | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis




3 STARS ★ ★ ★



The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is book #1 out of 7 books in the book series: Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

Most people know the synopsis of this book already but for those that don't, the book follows four siblings  - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy who go to live with the mysterious professor after being evacuated during World War II.

Once there in the countryside house the children are exploring Lucy stumbles into a wardrobe which the further she went ended up being some magic portal to a forest in a land called Narnia.

When there she meets magical talking creatures including a faun named Mr. Tumnus who invites her in for tea, with the intention of betraying her and turning over to the White Witch, but in the end doesn't and helps her back to the wardrobe so she can escape. Once out of the wardrobe what felt like hours in Narnia was actually only minutes. When Lucy tells her other siblings they don't believe her until she returns days later during a game of hide-and-seek this time her brother Edmund follows only to run into the White Witch herself..


     I remember watching the 2005 film in elementary and enjoying the movie but never read it since I wasn't into reading then. Once I started reading the book most of the details came back to me, which was pretty spot on to the movie adaptation, and I knew I would like it.

What I didn't pick up when watching the film when I was younger was all the Christian allegory which was pretty easy to pick up on as an adult. I didn't mind it. Edmund was a little twat.

Overall it was a good book with a fun adventure, not great, but good enough that I would continue the series to see if they improve and what happens.


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