Saturday, September 3, 2016
The Chronicles of Narnia Wrap-Up
My Bug and I started reading the Narnia series this year and we powered through all seven books but believe me, it took a lot of willpower.
Neither of us liked this series to be honest. Bug says she liked The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but that's just because she's seen the movie several times and was able to follow along easier with the book even when the writing confused her.
I think that was my biggest problem with this series. It seems like a Middle Grade type book but the speeches from some of the characters felt like eighteenth century classic literature. It was really hard for Bug to tell me what the plot was sometimes. She normally asks questions as we read and sits patiently waiting for the exciting parts but when I read these books she pretty much ignored me the whole time. I finished the final three pages of the last book by myself because after almost seven books of this world she was just done with it all.
This is a popular classic kid series that I'm glad I was able to cross off my TBR list but I'm disappointed Bug isn't going to look back on it as a well-beloved read aloud with her mommy.
Oh well. There's always Beverly Cleary. Her stuff is like sugar to my kid.