Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
By: Lewis Caroll
Summary taken from indigo.ca:
One hot summer''s day Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit hole and finds herself in Wonderland, where everything is topsy-turvy, upside down, and wrong-way round. Here begins a series of fantastical adventures as Alice?s body GROWS and shrinks , she swims in a pool of her own tears, attends the maddest of tea parties, and meets such iconic and beloved characters as the smiling Cheshire Cat, the hookah-smoking Caterillar; and Humpty Dumpty.
I will admit that I did not read this book by choice, but I am thankful I did.
This puts a very different twist on the story that we all grew up with thanks to Disney. The world is filled with a lot more wonder and amazement as well as confusion than I even thought it would.
I couldn't decide between feeling pity for Alice or just not liking her at all. However, each character that was introduced did bring a new adventure and each brought something special to the book with their own quirks.
Caroll fills the books with illusion and metaphors about both childhood and adulthood with each change Alice undergoes with regards to her height, and constantly references adulthood to be full of nonsense and being complete ridiculous.
This may be a book you have to read twice just to make sure you understand everything correctly.
My review on indigo.ca