Book recommendation: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Continuing on with my streak of classic book recommendations, this week I’m going to talk to you about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

I’m a bit ashamed to admit it, but it took me until just recently to read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I saw the Disney version of the movie a few times when I was a kid – as well as the Tim Burton version within the last few years – and the novel was something I had always meant to read. But, for one reason or another, I never really got around to it.

I’m so glad I was able to change that.

Alice’s story is fairly well-known. A young girl – Alice – follows a white rabbit down a hole. Once she lands, she finds herself in a world of wonder, with talking animals, a queen with a love of beheading, and food that can make one either shrink or grow.

But I think something that isn’t quite as well-known is just how great a character Alice really is. Once I started reading, I found that I loved Alice. She’s smart, kind, and curious, but she also has her faults – namely, she can be a bit stubborn, and can’t quite catch on to the logic of Wonderland.

The other characters in the novel are all nearly as well developed. The Mad Hatter, for instance, showed a lot more dimension than I was expecting, as did the King of Hearts.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a quick read – it’s much shorter than I realized – so there isn’t a whole lot more to be said about it. All I can do is recommend that you read it and fall in love with Wonderland yourself.

Goodreads summary

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The story follows a young girl named Alice down a rabbit hole and into a fantasy world filled with anthropomorphic creatures. This vook explores some of the imaginative creatures she meets on her dazzling adventure, including a talking cheshire cat, a humorous white rabbit who is in a constant state of hurry and the daunting Queen of Hearts who she must escape to find her way back home. Alice in Wonderland plays with logic, and its interesting and unique story lines have made it hugely popular with children and adults alike.

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