Review of: The Magician’s Nephew, by CS Lewis
Reviewed by: Jackson
“Don’t be silly, don’t touch those rings.” In The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis, a young girl named Polly is out in her garden when all of a sudden a boy peeks his head over the fence; she soon finds out that his name is Digory. They go into his Uncle’s study (which is forbidden) and find mysterious yellow and gold rings; they decide to put on the yellow rings. “Poof! ” They vanish into a woods in between worlds. They are surrounded by pools, so they put on their green rings to get out of the woods, and jump into one. The pool leads them to Charn, a dark and gloomy world where they stumble upon a bell and a hammer. Out of curiosity, Digory strikes the bell and awakens the evil Empress Jadis. After their visit in Charn, they enter the world of Narnia, where horses fly, animals speak, and trees grow as fast as a race car. Aslan, the “protector” of Narnia, sends Digory on a mission to get an apple, so he can plant it and keep Jadis away. She will be so distraught with anger and sorrow that she will never come back. Will Digory succeed and protect Narnia or will he come back empty handed and allow evil to enter Narnia.
I thought The Magician’s Nephew was exciting and action-packed. One reason I liked the novel was the animals did strange things. For example, they planted Uncle Andrew in the ground like he was a tree. Another reason I liked the book was that it resembled the beginning of the Bible. For instance, Aslan created Narnia, and he calls Polly and Digory Son of Adam and Daughter of Eve; also, I think Jadis represents Satan. Digory learned that there is more to the world than the eye can see. Overall, it was an incredible novel.
I would highly recommend this book. If you really like fantasy you should definitely read The Magician’s Nephew. I think if you are in the age of 8-11 you should read this novel because it’s not super long, but there were some hard words to read. I think you should read this book and learn to have faith and be brave like Digory.