Book Reviews

Genre: classic, children’s fiction

Key Stage:  Upper KS2+

Rating: ★★★★

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (1871)

A wonderful classic, (the only one I like so far, actually,) Alice in Wonderland still entertains both adults and children.

When Alice follows the white rabbit with the pocket-watch into the rabbit hole, she discovers a land of curious and quarrelsome creatures, like the mysterious, reappearing Cheshire Cat and the brutal Red Queen.

After some disturbing changes in size, Alice still keeps her wits about herself and tries to find some sort of logic, but usually ends up confused. Lewis Carroll has spiced this book with quirky word games and puns, and with an interesting, deeper meaning for everything.

This book may confuse younger readers, but I definitely recommend you to read it again and again, and new hidden meanings emerge every time you read it.

Reviewer:  Muslimah Mirzababaeva, Year 7

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