The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Book 2 of the Chronicles of Narnia
I challenged myself this week to read all 7of the Narnia books!
How did C.S. Lewis become such a great writer. I am very surprised actually by the simplicity of the language used in the Narnian books. They aren't complicated or anything no big words. Actually in this book in particular the only word that semi confused me was "celandines" which is the picture beside this paragraph.
There are so many details in this book that are missing in the movie. It was so nice to read and get the truth. If that makes sense. Sometimes it feels like movies just change things so that things are more dramatic. Where the book is never quite like that. For example, in the beginning the first time Lucy discovers Narnia they aren't playing hide and seek but exploring the house due to the rain. The second time and when Edmund comes with her, is when they are playing hide and seek.
I love C.S. Lewis' little notes he throws in there. He will randomly throw in a sentence that makes it feel like someone is telling you the story, instead of reading it. Like when he says
"and other creatures whom I won't describe because if I did the grown-ups would probably not let you read this book."
I am really enjoying this series. Such a good light read!