Through the Looking-Glass | book review


Title: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
Author: Lewis Carroll
Series: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication Date: 1871
Rating: 4 stars

(Side note: this copy had both Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass)

The sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was, in my opinion, better than its predecessor. Rather than falling down a rabbit hole, Alice visits Wonderland through a mirror. I found myself enjoying the characters more in this book (Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, the Red and White Kings and Queens, etc.) than the first. They were a lot more interesting and fun to learn about. I also liked how the story was set up like a game of chess. There were a lot of poems and songs within the story – none of which can compare to “The Jabberwocky,” of course. However, there is an explanation (of sorts) of “The Jabberwocky” in this book, so that was cool to learn about.

I’m not sure what else to say; it’s a great book, not only for children, but for adults as well. If you liked the first Alice, you’ll certainly enjoy this one. I realize this is somewhat of a terrible review, but I find it difficult to review classics…I feel like everything has already been said.

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