The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
I loved The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader! It was so exciting. I hope I don’t make anyone mad, but it was so much more exciting than the first two. Every where they went there was a new adventure. Each little adventure brought them to the end of their big adventure, which I thought was a great ending. This easily is my favourite book of the series so far.
I really liked the addition of the annoying Eustace to the crew. It was sad to see Peter and Susan go, but they’re “too old” for Narnia now. I also think that the departure of the older siblings give Edmund and Lucy the chance to grow. Edmund took on much more of a leadership role. Lucy was still the caring, sweet girl she was in the previous books, but she was also a budding tween/teen with those sorts of insecurities (though those terms may not have been used in Lewis’ time, I think we can see those aspects of her personality coming out). Leaving out the older Pevensies also allowed us to include the insufferable Eustace Clarence Shrubb. Eustace added a bit of the Edward “outcast” element from the first book. Though he didn’t go off and join forces with the White Witch, he was so much more of a pain. Eustace complained about everything, yet thought he was a nice person. I really enjoyed his character growth in this novel.
I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s difficult to talk about my favourite bits without doing so. If anyone comments and has questions, or wants to share their favourite parts, then I’ll talk more about it. If you haven’t read this series yet, I’d encourage you to do so. It’s fun and exciting. Even if it’s written for a younger audience, an adult can appreciate the world that C. S. Lewis created.