“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).” – Lewis Carroll
Synopsis: Weary of her storybook, one “without pictures or conversations,” the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground–to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures and most fantastic characters in all of literature.
The Ugly Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the weeping Mock Turtle, the diabolical Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat–each more eccentric than the last–could only have come from that master of sublime nonsense, Lewis Carroll.
These books were so adorable to read! I never read these books when I was younger, but it didn’t change the feel I had while reading them. They are just as nice to read as an adult as when you’re in elementary school. Such a classic children’s book.
Both books where very fast-paced, which made the reading very fun and easy. Children won’t lose interest very fast when reading this. The additional illustrations where very lovely and give a sweet look to the story. I enjoyed Alice in Wonderland a bit more than Through the looking glass. I think because I have a better image with Alice in Wonderland, having seen the movies and being a story that is told more.
Sometimes I thought that Alice sounded a little mean and spoiled. This made the conversations with characters as the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat very fun and playful. I read that some people thought the ending was too abrupt. I agree a bit with that, but it’s also what feels like a fairytale to me. I just had a lot of fun reading it.
I gave this book 4/5 stars. Let me know what you think in the comments.