I get to check an item off my 2016 Reading Challenge! If you missed it, I created my 2016 yearly goal in July (because that's completely normal), and I'm going to have to book it (pun totally intended) to get through these guys by the end of the year. Have no fear, I'm already checking these bad boys off guys! Welcome to the "a book you've already read at least once" post!
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
Published Year: 1950
Subtitle: Excellent (5 stars)
'They say Aslan is on the move. Perhaps he has already landed,' whispered the Beaver. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by. And Lucy got that feeling when you realize it's the beginning of summer. So, deep in the bewitched land of Narnia, the adventure begins.
I'm a rereader. I know some people aren't, but I am. I do it quite often. I used to do it all the time when I had read less books. When I was younger I used to hate not being able to recall every detail about a book or a plot. So if I was ever thinking about a book or a character and I couldn't replay the whole thing in my mind, I would reread it. I've obviously given up on this ridiculous goal because my mind would break if I tried to keep this up (I so wish I could though).
I absolutely love the Chronicles of Narnia, and to be completely honest I had forgotten how much I loved it. When I reread (listened to the audiobook on my road trip), there were so many parts of this book that I had honestly forgotten! I won't point them all out because of -spoilers- but if it's been awhile for you too, I would suggest picking this one back up!
The characters are so great. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Little Lucy will always be my favorite. She holds a special place in my heart, as I think she's intended. But I think Peter's protectiveness of her is why I always wanted an older brother as a kid. I wanted someone to watch out for me and protect me as he does throughout this book! I loved their relationship. I loved all of their sibling relationships, but Peter and Lucy just stood out to me as extra special.
Of course, Aslan is just the bomb. He is so extra awesome that I don't even know how to describe him and hearing his voice on the audiobook literally gave me shivers. Just sayin'.
Rereading this one makes me want to go through the whole series again, beginning to end. Next project? We shall see...
5 out of 5 stars.