Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most famous books of all time and its also one of my personal favorites, please follow me down the rabbit hole as I review this masterpiece of classic English literature.
So if you dont already know the book follows the adventures of a curious young girl called Alice through a magical world of weird and unusual things.
Alice is a very mature person but she is also very naive and she has unrealistic views on how the world should work.
One day she is sitting on the bank with her sister who is reading a very boring book with no pictures, Alice complains about this and talks about how in her perfect world books would be nothing but pictures, she ends up seeing a white rabbit in a waist coat run past the bank, this makes Alice curious and so she follows the rabbit down a rabbit hole and into the unusual world of Wonderland.
Without giving away any spoilers I will say that the novel is very different to the Walt Disney version of Alice in Wonderland, where the Disney film is very light hearted and comical, the book has a bit more of a darker tone and it also tackles a lot of adult themes including Puberty (Even though its written as a metaphor, its still obvious what the book is trying to portray)
I’m not saying that the book isn’t kid friendly but I would say that you may want to read this one with your child.
There are a lot of new characters in this book that you wont recognize from the film, the most memorable for me are the Mock Turtle and Gryphon.
Alice is a lot more bearable in the book as she is more independent and she is able to think for herself almost all of the time.
This is a fantastic book and overall I think it spreads a good message, that there does come a time to grow up and that life wont always go as we plan, the book is great way of showing people that living in a world with no rules and no consequences can be just as bad if not worse than living in a world that does have rules and consequences that follow.
Whether you like the film or not, I think everyone should read this book at least once, I have read the book multiple times and I’m not planning to stop any time soon.
Perhaps one day I will get around to reviewing the movie or better yet maybe even the second book.
I hope you enjoyed this Book Review of Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
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