Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll
Genre & Age Group: Classics, fantasy, children’s, middle grade
The familiar tale of Alice’s journey to Wonderland and all the characters she meets, from Tweedledee and Tweedledum to the Queen of Hearts. The land where time does not matter returns in this edition, full of wonderment and nonsense which will always amuse children and the young at heart.
How I Found Out About It: Common knowledge😉
I was quite excited to delve into this book. It’s a beloved children’s classic, and readers have been raving about it for years and years. So, it would only make sense if I loved this book too, right?
Wrong. Unfortunately, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was not for me. I spent my time reading this book bored and ready to dose off to sleep.
In case you don’t know what this story is about, it revolves around a little girl named Alice who ventures off to a mysterious land called Wonderland. When she is there, she meets and becomes friendly with many different characters and has even more adventures with them. Time is also no component, as it is frozen in place.
The one thing I did enjoy about this book was Alice herself. After reading about such an adorable, innocent little girl, I felt really bad about disliking the rest of the elements in the story. Alice was a lover of adventure, and her outgoing spirit made most of the other characters in the story fall in love with her. I also found her to be very inquisitive and curious about the world around her, which was just. So. Cute!
There was a clear plot, but admittedly, I was not amused. My copy of this book was pretty short at under 200 pages, but the events in the story just did not move me or excite me. Maybe I’m a bit too mature for this type of book, maybe the plot confused me, or maybe I just wasn’t in the mood for it… I just don’t know!
Most writing styles of books reel me in and make me want more and more, but, for a change, not this one. I was not a fan of the older English words that were used and the insertions of songs and poems- but then again, it was written in 1865, so who am I to judge?
Overall, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland just wasn’t one I devoured. I’d like to give my sincere apologies to everyone who enjoys this story! There are definitely still positive things about this book, but I just wasn’t necessarily able to find them. But this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to! If you are a fan of children’s fantasy classics, then feel free to dive in, adore Alice, and hopefully everything else!☺️