Sunday, October 2, 2011

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. BBC Rank: In 2003, #30. In 2010, #29

About The Book:
   Probably one of the most popular children's stories ( thanks to Disney), Alice in Wonderland has survived through the ages as one of the most honorable classics in our age. The story reminds you of how magical and mysterious everything seemed as a child. From smoking caterpillars to furious queen's with short tempers, Lewis Carrolls Alice's Adventure in Wonderland keeps you entertained through out the whole book. In my opinion, the novel is a great story to tell your children before they themselves are able to read.

Does It Deserve to be on the BBC List?
   Absolutely it does: The book may not be a challenging read, but it goes without saying that the story is influential in current American society. I feel that the book gives everyone a chance to really reminisce their childhood, and children that do read it are without doubt given imagination that is important as they develop.

Does It Deserve the Rank it Has on the BBC List? 
  No: The book is very entertaining, well written, and all around has everything a good book needs. The only problem I have with it being ranked 29-30 is that it is a little childish. It definitely deserves to be on the list, and it deserves to be in the Top 100, but I would place more around the 50-75 mark. I think there are several other books out there that deserve the 30 mark more that Alice in Wonderland. I do however, still recommend that everyone reads it. I did really enjoy the book, and it's a quick, easy read.

What's Next?
   Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, George Orwell's 1984, and the Harry Potter Series (not in that order)
Stay tuned!

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