Top Ten Tuesday: All About The Villains!

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s list it’s all about the villains! I loved putting this list together. I love a bookish villain!

Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge- Harry Potter

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Voldemort has to be one of the ultimate villains in children’s literature. He’s so evil, I love to hate him. Dolores Umbridge also drove me mad but I loved it. J.K. Rowling sure knows how to write a villain!

Miss Trunchbull- Matilda

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I used to be terrified of Miss Trunchbull when I was younger. She scared my class too, but they loved it at the same time.

The Grand High Witch- The Witches

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The Grand High Witch is such a fantastic character. I really wanted to read this book to my last class but I think it would have scared them.

Amy- Gone Girl

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Amy is a messed up character. She freaked me but I LOVED it.

The White Witch- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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Ooh, The White Witch was evil and powerful. Loved to read about her.

Mrs Danvers- Rebecca

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I found Mrs Danvers to be so creepy. She got under my skin.

Queen Levana- The Lunar Chronicles

Love Queen Levana. I felt like Fairest helped to get to know the character more. I think she’s a fantastic villain.

President Snow- The Hunger Games

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You have to have a great villain in a series like The Hunger Games. I think President Snow was a perfect villain.

Ty- Stolen

Ty got under my skin because he was so awful yet somehow you ended up feeling sorry for him? How does that work!?

Who are your favourite villains? Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

Beth and Chrissi Do Kid Lit: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1)

How did I get it?:
I borrowed it from Beth!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
The Magician’s Nephew

Synopsis:

When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy took their first steps into the world behind the magic wardrobe, little do they realise what adventures are about to unfold. And as the story of Narnia begins to unfold, so to does a classic tale that has enchanted readers of all ages for over half a century.

Thoughts:

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This book has been a long term favourite of mine. I remember adoring it years ago and still loved reading it now. It’s one of those older children’s classics that I don’t feel is too dated. I know children at the current primary school I’m at who are reading and very much enjoying The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It is one of the Chronicles of Narnia books that really stands out to me. I don’t know whether it’s because my siblings and I adored the cartoon version (which I’m happier to say is older than us both!)

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I love how simple this story is! It’s never boring though. There are so many amazing characters. I love the siblings, I adored Mr Tumnus. Just look at him in the above picture! Adorable. I think Edward is such a great character. He was so easily corrupted by the Witch.

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I think this book has got everything that you’d look for in a children’s book. It’s engaging, action packed and fast paced with some interesting characters thrown into the mix!

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Aslan is one of my favourite book characters! I absolutely loved reading about him once more. As for the discussion/debate about whether this book is a Christian allegory, I have to honestly admit that I can only see it now that I’m an adult. The thought NEVER crossed my mind when I was reading and enjoying this book as a young child.

If you haven’t read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, I strongly suggest that you do (and look past the Christian allegory if you can). It’s a fantastic children’s book and I’m glad we revisited it for this challenge. For Beth’s review, check out her blog HERE

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Next up in Beth and Chrissi do Kid Lit Challenge (June):
Velveteen Rabbit- Margery Bianco