How many of you remember the movie The Neverending Story? My sister and I used to watch this movie quite a bit. It was one of my favorites. I hadn't watched it in about 20 years, but I pulled it out the other night.
My yearning to watch the movie began when I picked up the book and started reading that. Usually when I read a book that also has a movie, I like to read the book first, all of the way through and then watch the movie. But this time, it had just been too long since I had seen the movie that I couldn't wait.
The book began very much like the movie. Of course, there are a some differences like all books and movies. I was enjoying the book. Not even to the halfway mark though, the book was crawling into new territory. And I mean crawling.
I think there is a reason why the movie only used part of the book! The rest of the book went into this story that was just stranger and stranger. I did not care too much for the rest of the book. I was very glad to see that Atreyu and Falkor were in the story until the end though. But I was disturbed that Artex never came back to life. I always liked Artex.
I am going to keep the book for the kids to read. You never know, they may enjoy the story better than I do. And it will always work for a book to read for a book report! If you'd like to check the book out on your own, click on the click from Amazon on the left.
I did this review because I wanted to. The book is my own that I bought brand new at the bookstore. It was not given to me to review. The opinions are also my own!