Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Neverending Story
by Michael Ende (1979)
About half way through, but I've been enthralled since the beginning -- and confused: Why have I never read this before?!?
I think it's because the movie came out in 1984, and as a high school senior I wouldn't be caught dead even debating seeing a silly puppet kid's flick... I still haven't seen it, and I've exposed my kids to The Dark Crystal and every Muppet epic.
update: Finished! It's a long one, could almost say it felt ne. ver. en. ding, but well worth the full read. Heroes, self-worth, scary and silly creatures (very Narnia-like), finding and following the right priorities of love for family and friends. I think the first half would be a great read aloud for the classroom, but the second half gets a little long and deep.
An adventure, magic, fantasy story with elements of bullying, self-image, being who you are, reaching your potential, and putting others above self.
Love to find more info on the author and the story (beyond Wikipedia).