A note on the title of this post: I know, chronologically, that this book takes place second within the series, but I prefer the publication order and think that's the proper way to read things, so that's why I labeled this as the first in the series.
Author: C.S. LewisEdition: UK PaperbackRating: 5 Stars
Full disclosure- I've never read this book before but the movie is in my top five films of all time. I consider it both a nostalgic, childhood classic and a fine piece of cinema that shouldn't be overlooked. When I was really little I did read The Magicians Nephew and, surprisingly, I still remember that one really clearly.
This was one of the book club picks for winter break (my pick, actually, and I'm rather proud of it *puffs out chest*) and it only took me one day to read it. I basically sat down, opened it up, and got lost within. So much nostalgia and happy times were brought up while I was reading and it was a nice place to return to- a more innocent time. It's also a perfect Christmas read (and watch) and put me in the mood for the Holidays, which I was starting to slip away from.
What can I really say? I loved it and it's something all people should read. It's innocent and beautiful and dark and serious and life-lessony and classic. Definitely something I will always have a copy of from this point forward.