zondag 30 juni 2013
50 Books Challenge 2013 - # 24: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Author: Michael Ende
Story: The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place - by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic - and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the mysteries of his own heart.
Start: june 25th 2013
End: june 30th 2013
Comment: The movie is something from my childhood. I loved it! Now I thought it was time for me to read the book, finally. I really like fantasy stories, but I think children's fantasy is even better. This books deals with self-discovery: Atreyu's quest and Bastian's limits of physical and mental endurance. This is a novel which respects the intelligence of its reader, it's not your average children's book. It's an adult-sized fairytale. "The Neverending story" is a great journey for every reader, a challenge. And as the title implies, you never want this story to end.
Rating: 4/ 5