NARNIA…The land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. The place where the adventure begins. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor’s mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, are four siblings that get sent away from the turmoil of the attacks on Britain in the Second World War. In the caretakers’ house they discover Narnia in the wardrobe. A world covered in snow and fear by an evil Queen – The White Witch. With the help of Aslan The Great, and all who are on the side of good, battle The White Witch to get their Kingdom back to the way it used to be.
This is my second time reading The Chronicles of Narnia series. Back in January I read The Magician’s Nephew which I loved. Reading this was another great experience. Since I saw the movie (multiple times) before I read the book, it’s very hard not for me to compare the two. Before reading I knew what what going to happen and I expecting to be somewhat bored while reading, but that was not the case. I know that books that become movies are going to be different, mainly because the little time that movies have to tell their stories. But wow the main difference I noticed was how much the movie assumed I already knew. The movie skirted around so many things that the book went into detail about which was great for me to finally understand what things actually meant.
Reading books like this give me pure joy. While reading it feels like my heart might burst of happiness. Fantasy and fairy tales resonate with me. I often forget how much I need to read these sort of books, they let me feel like a kid again. I get to use my imagination to create what I think this world looks like in my head and this book is PERFECT for that. The book is very easy to follow along and since i read this in right in the middle of winter, it felt like the perfect time of year to read.
Unforgettable read. If I have kids one day, this is going to be something that we read together.
Most definitely a 5 star read.