REVIEW OF:  The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, by CS Lewis

Reviewed by:  Jake

You should read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.  It tells the story of Lucy, a curious girl, Edmund, a spiteful boy, and their siblings Peter and Susan.  They travel to a whole different world called Narnia through a wardrobe.  When they go to Narnia they find out that Jadis, an evil witch and the Empress of Charn (from The Magician’s Nephew), has taken over the whole land with spells of snow and ice.  Sadly, because of jealousy and spite, Edmund sides with the “Queen” of Narnia.  Lucy, Susan and Peter go to Cair Paravel to find Aslan so they can stop Jadis’ reign.  Who will win:  Jadis or Aslan?

I loved this novel because it was full of action and related to the Bible.  My favorite scene was when Aslan and some friends battle Jadis and her army for the climax of the book. It was full of action and Peter sliced a wolf in half with a sword.  I didn’t like Jadis because she is the cruelest antagonist I have ever read about.  (She is even crueler than Injun Joe from Tom Sawyer!)  It was hard to put this book down.

I would very highly recommend this book to anyone who is 10 or older.  Even though this is one of my favorite books, there are some scenes that may be a little too violent for some kids.  This is my favorite book in the Narnia chronicles.