Thursday, June 28, 2012

REVIEW: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Title: Charlotte's Web
Author: E.B. White
1st Published: 1952
Genre: Children's Book
Page Count: Paperback, 184 pages
Finish Reading: June, 2012
First Sentence: "Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.

Synopsis: An affectionate pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, White reminds readers to open their eyes to the wonder and miracle found in the simplest of things.

REVIEW
I believe most people know the story of Charlotte's Web based on the popular 1973 animation film or other adaptions such as the 2006 live-action version with Dakota Fanning as Fern Arable. Let me just say I enjoyed the book a whole lot more then I did the movies. Though the movies or at least the 1973 adaption followed the book pretty well. I can't really remember the live action version... it's been a while, but the book was great... it's been a loooong... while, since I've read it. So it felt like the first time reading it... and I enjoyed it a lot. (It made me tear up.) I recommend YOU to read this book. :D

NEGATIVES:
• I disliked Wilbur's personality in the middle of the book... It got kind of annoying at times.
• The fact that Fern understands the animals, yet there is no dialogue with her conversing with the animals.

POSITIVES:
• I enjoyed how Wilbur personality changed into a more "mature" pig towards the end of the book.
• I also enjoyed how there were actual parents in this book.
• Charlotte. I just loved charlotte this book made me love and admire spiders.
• I love how this book teaches children of real life situations that could happen such as death and how important life is.
• It made me cry.
• I like how this book teaches one things about spiders. Things such as why do they exist.
• I like how such simple writing made such an inspiring tale about spiders, pigs, and friendship.
• I like that one scene where Fern's mother thinks Fern is crazy... hahaha.

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MY FAVORITE QUOTE(S):
"But it's unfair," cried Fern. "The pig couldn't help being born small, could it? If I had been very small at birth, would you have killed me? (Page 3)


Overall
I enjoyed this book. I recommend it to anyone
who likes to read children's books, books about animals,
or even to people who hardly read.

My Rating: ★★★★★
Overall (Goodreads) Rating: 4.08 Stars
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