A friend of mine gave me this book, saying it's one of the best children book around. Really... who would read a children book? But page after page, chapter after chapter, I found myself not only enjoying the text but also laughing along or feeling depressed with the characters.
The book evolves around four children who are sent to live in an English countryside because of World War II. On a rainy day, the four children stumble upon a room which old a huge oak Wardrobe. Curious about it, they find out that it's actually a magical portal between their current world and the world of Narnia and they are, thus, the chosen ones to save the world from the evil witch.
Out of the many fantasy adventure books I have come across, I was deeply inspired and impressed by this novel. It impresses me of the boundaries of one imagination and it impressed me even more when I found out that C.S Lewis published this first in 1950. What surprised me was the fact that he is not even a children book writer. Yet, he was able to come up with something so original and something so interesting that it had gotten the world hooked.
I recommend all children and even adults reading this book. It's an easy to read and highly enjoyable book.
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