Book Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia #1) – C.S. Lewis

All of the opinions on this book are my own. I am not trying to force a certain thought on people, just expressing how I feel about it.

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“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

Synopsis (Goodreads): 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.

This story would probably be a great story if you read it as a child. As a 22-year-old I didn’t feel it. I highly enjoyed the movie of this book and I was hoping to find some recognition of that in the book as well. Since this is considered as quite a classic children’s book, I wanted to read it. As great as the story is, I thought the speed of the story didn’t match well. Some parts in the middle were really slow and I was wondering how much longer the end fight could be put off since I was pretty far in the book, the ending was really fast and I felt that it should have been a longer part of the book. That made me less able to really get into the story and have a good climax to work towards.

I gave this book 3/5 stars.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Have fun reading!

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