Author: E.B. White
Read: March 16th- 21st, 2014
Summary (From Goodreads):
Charlotte's Web is a book I really wanted to tackle this year because I believed I had missed out not reading this book in my childhood. After reading Wilbur's story I most certainly did. Although I have seen the movie many times the book still is so beautiful and tells the story in a rich way.
My favorite character for sure is Charlotte. She is witty, smart, and beautiful. Would you ever expect a spider to have feelings and feel love for an animal such as a pig? I think her character was perfect in every way. I enjoyed getting to know Charlotte's thoughts. Wilbur of course was the main character of this novel. He goes from being a lonely pig who is most likely going to be eaten for Christmas dinner to "Some Pig." There was a lot of coming of age in this novel through Fern. Her mother worried about all the time she spent with Wilbur, but as she grows she has other things to worry about. We see the changes in Fern's life.
Of course I knew the ending of Charlotte's Web already, but the words used to describe the event were beautiful. The quote at the very end of the book brought such joy to my heart. It was so beautiful that I read it quite a few times. I think I'm prove that you are never too old to enjoy a children's classic. Charlotte's Web was a beautiful book and I'm so glad I read it. I'm excited to share this delightful story with my children in the future.