Friday, March 19, 2010

Through the Looking Glass

Title: Through the looking glass & what Alice found there
Author: Lewis Carroll
Pages: 155 (149-304)
My Copy: Hard Cover Junior Library - Grosset and Dunlap
Children's Literature, British Classic

Basic Rating: 5/5

Plot: 5/5

Setting: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Cover: 4/5 ( I just love my copy!)

My Recommendation: For anyone who loves a good classic and a great story. A story that is a bit man makes it even better!

My Thoughts: Amazing! I loved this book, Lewis Carroll is wonderfully mad. He has an imagination that truly is great. I want to have his for as long as i live, to think of things as he does is incredible and to picture a place where anything unusual happens is a simple wonderland. Alice is one of the best characters ever written, she is so sweet and good natured, her way to accept what most people won't is one of the best things about being a child. I just really love her. I loved all of the characters in this book, from Tweedledee and Tweedledum to the Red and White Queens. There were so many laughs in this book and so much heart and imagination. I think everyone needs an escape like a wonderland. The land of Looking Glass is simply put as Nonsense and what a good nonsense it is. I loved the setting, it was fantastic and funny - fantastically funny. How their are bread and butter flies, Rocking Horses, and bee's as big as elephants. I just really enjoyed it and i will read it over and over again!

Plot: Alice steps into the land of Looking Glass where everything is not as it would seem. She travels through the land, exploring and experiencing curious things. A quote from Lewis Carroll: "If i had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"