This series is the series that started my love affair with books.
I was always a reader, but not until this series did I truly fall in love. It was my first and fondest love. I thank Mr. Alexander, may he rest in blessed peace, for the inspiration this series has had on my life.
I was first introduced to the books via the Disney animated movie. I was five when the movie came out, but I remembered it through the years and was delighted to find the book when I was in 6th grade. From then on, this series has remained my #1.
It is the eptiome of a classic, pure and simple. It is a classic heros journey, with engaging characters, and a memorable story. It may seem a bit predictable for this generation of "cutting edge angst". But it is a heartfelt story that radiates a purity in words and form that you simply do not see anymore. It is timeless.