The Lion The With And The Wardrobe should have been the subject of my first rave, really, because it's by far the most important book of my life.
The thing is, no one young is really free. Sometimes young people are lucky enough to find themselves in such a big and enjoyable sort of prison that they hardly notice the walls that hem them in. But they're still there.
The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe was the first book I came across that gave me a place to go outside my particular prison, so that for the first time I was free to be who I really am.
And how important is that?
"As she stood...wondering why there was a lamp-post in the middle of a wood...she heard a pitter patter of feet coming towards her. And soon after that a very strange person stepped out from among the trees into the light of the lamp-post."
Could anyone resist reading on?
Word to use today: strange. This word is from the French word estrange, which means foreign, and from the Latin word extrā, which means outside.
Outside the walls of the prison.
Free at last.