I have finally read this classic! Yay! I’ve had this on my tbr for so long, and I’m just glad I got to it now and didn’t put it off for another year. What a classic, and what a great book overrall!
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland (Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland #1)
Audience: Middle Grade/Children’s
Genre(s): Classics, Fantasy
Publication Date: November 26, 1865
After a tumble down the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself far away from home in the absurd world of Wonderland. As mind-bending as it is delightful, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel is pure magic for young and old alike.
- It’s a classic – This book is absolutely a classic, and earns it’s title as being with some of the greats. Now that I’ve read it and have an understanding of the original story, it has proven to me why it is a classic and why it deserves to be put on the pedestal that it is.
- MARYANN! – When I heard this part in the audio book come up, I immediately started writing in my book notes that I could just imagine the white rabbit screaming “MARYANN” from the movie. It made me laugh and this just connects to my next point.
- A lot of connections from one of my favorite Disney movies – I love Disney and I think people know that by now. I loved that Disney really captured the book, and I definitely have more respect for both the book and the movie now that I have read the original that lead to the imagineering of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland.
- Alice – I liked Alice. I think she was funny, a bit whiny at times but overall not so bad.
- The Queen – I thought the Queen was hilarious, and was full of complete nonsense with her way of thinking, which I realized is most likely how Carroll imagined her to be.
- Multiple narrators for this audiobook – I love when audiobooks have multiple narrators instead of just one. I think we can all agree it is way better.
- Guinea Pigs! – Of course, when a book includes Guinea Pigs, you know I am going to bring it up of course.
- The message – I didn’t really think this book had a true message until I read it and even then it took me a day or two for the message to really sink in. Alice says that in her world, everything would be nonsense, but when she’s shown that nonsense filled world, she realizes she doesn’t want it and wants to go back to her world where everything makes a little more sense. Basically, she realized living in a ‘mad’ world is not all that fun after all.
- The soup song – Okay, the soup song I could not stop laughing at during the audiobook. I was actually laughing my ass off and was getting some serious cowardly lion vibes.
- Too quick – I feel like this book could have easily added another 20 pages or so. I was just enjoying it so much I really thought I would get a little bit more of Alice wandering around Wonderland.
- Not enough Mad Hatter – I needed more Mad Hatter. I think everyone always needs a little more Mad Hatter.
I would definitely recommend reading this if you haven’t before. It’s a classic and even if you haven’t read it, probably even if you haven’t seen the classic Disney movie, you still get a general idea of what this story is about.