A couple of months ago I bought a gorgeous Penguin edition of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass. Admittedly, I’ve never read either of these stories but the original Disney film of Alice in Wonderland has always been one that I’ve loved watching. Sixth Form got really busy and after buying the book I didn’t get the chance to read it. With the holiday finally here, I’ve picked it up and I am in love with it.
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
This story met every single one of my expectations and then managed to exceed them. It’s quickly become of my my favourite stories to read. Lewis Carroll managed to write this in such an elegant way that you can’t help but want to continue turning the pages. Alice is such a peculiar character to get to know and I loved reading about her.
I really appreciated all the detailing that was in the book and the illustrations just added to the magic for me. They were a gorgeous little addition to the book. Whilst it took me a little while to get into the writing style, it wasn’t really difficult to do so. It was a really fun read.
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Personally, I’ve heard a little less about Alice Through The Looking Glass but I was still looking forward to reading it. It isn’t really a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Obviously, it still includes Alice but there’s no mention on Wonderland in Through The Looking Glass. Since I was used to Carroll’s writing style by now, it didn’t take me long at all to get into this book.
I didn’t enjoy this as much as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland but it was still a really nice story to read. Once again, the illustrations were so lovely to have in the book. And it was just nice being able to read about Alice again in this different environment. The description of the chessboard was amazing and I found myself wanting to play like Alice.
Both books were well worth reading and I’m so glad that I bought this edition of the book! I would definitely recommend reading it. Especially if you’ve watched the film and haven’t read the book yet. You won’t regret.