Fiona Jones

Period 5/6

Book Report #8

Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and Curiouser. I decided to do a book report about this childhood classic, because it has had many critics, and it was an amazing part of my childhood, and I used to pretend when I was little I had the ability to shrink by drinking potions, or grow by eating cakes, and I always wanted to play croquet with a flamingo. This book was a huge part of my life and I hope this will do for my last and final book report. It’s time to say goodbye to childhood.

In this book, a girl named Alice goes through the hero’s journey, by going through a series of events, that help her understand herself, and the world around her, which is one variation of the story. Another is that it is a huge dream, and it was just all a misunderstanding. It is however most used in the first form, but Louis Carroll wrote it in the 2nd version. This book was made to test the mind of children, their viewpoints, and how they handle adventure. In this book, Alice is merely a child, however she goes through more adventure than an adult would in one day of his life. This tests an imagination of a child, and I’m glad it was such a huge part of my childhood.

The way Louis Carroll wrote this book was through a series of riddles, including the famous riddle: “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” and meets a series of characters, that could be people anyone could meek everyday.  There have been many variations of the story, but the best version has to be the new movie released in 2010, which involves Alice returning to Wonderland, and meeting characters like people she knows in real life. It was a splendid variation and I recommend you read the original.