Book Review: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS LewisDone reading THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. The collector’s edition on the right contains the seven unabridged books arranged in chronological order.

Author’s Writing Style: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It is ideally written for children and young adults in third-person POV in past tenses. The narration is easy to read. It is easy to understand too …except that its font size is small which is torturing to the eyes especially for the sleep-deprived. Pacing of narration is fast.

Character/s Development: ♥ ♥ ♥ Aslan is my number one favorite character (as pictured). This is an ideal choice, I know. I love the idea that everyone respects, and at the same time, fears him due to his reputation. Aslan receives more pagetime in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – the second book in the series. I get to see how he submits himself to vulnerability and how he bounces back after being bullied.

Not a fan of him but Edmund makes a mark on me. In Books 4, 5 and 7, he proves to himself that he is someone special after betraying his siblings due to Turkish Delight.

Plot: ♥ ♥ ♥ I commend the series for having a different plot in every book. The main characters are children, yes, but it doesn’t always follow a strict and predictable formula. Book 2 and Book 3 The Horse & His Boy tell a different story without sacrificing the plot quality. I am a bit disappointed with the “travel for a rescue mission plot” in Book 5 – The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. Travel is an essential part of every fantasy series. Yet, this book heavily reminds me of the plot used in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians.

My Overall Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

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