Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I think these stories probably do a good job of capturing how mad the real world must feel to a child, especially a child growing up in Carroll's time. I don't know that it is as applicable now as it was then (we tend to coddle our children to a great degree now) but it certainly highlights how the lessons we are taught in elementary school and by our parents leave out much of what we might call "street smarts". People will try to hurt you for any reason at all, and even without one. You will never be sufficiently prepared, so learn to cope as you go along. Rules will often make sense only to the rule maker. I get the message here, but for whatever reason, these stories just didn't appeal to me.
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Posted by Adam Jones at 11:39 AM