Published in: 1871
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 2 in the Alice in Wonderland series
The famous sequel to Alice in Wonderland. Alice finds herself yet again in a topsy-turvy world full of fascinating and funny characters, moving her way around a chess board world to try and get back home.
So a lot of this book is familiar as parts were added to the movie adaptations, like Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Cabbages and Kings rhyme, and the Jabberwocky. Other parts aren’t as familiar, such as the world that Alice tumbles into being a giant chessboard, or the banquet scene at the end where everyone goes nuts and starts entering the food dishes on the table (seriously, it’s a bit messed up).
Parts of this story I enjoyed more than the first, other parts I hated. It was more of the weirdness that you expect from this story, but sometimes the weirdness seemed to be there for the sake of being weird rather than adding to the story, and that kinda annoyed me. Other parts were great, I enjoyed reading the part about the Baker and the Walrus, that was always a favourite part of mine from the Disney movie (messed up, now that I look at it, because seriously it’s about two humans tricking baby oysters to crawl out of the water so they can eat them).
Through the looking glass rating: 7/10
Would I re-read it? Yeah
Who would I recommend it to? Young children and parents of young children, fans of the movies and the first book.