The main character is Bastian, a young pudgy boy who loves books. By reading books he is able to escape the harsh reality around him: the empty place left by his mother's death and the taunting of his classmates about his weight. But one day Bastian stumbles into a bookshop and discovers an unusual book entitled “The Neverending Story.” With no money to buy it, Bastian steals the book and takes it away to read it in the seclusion of his school's attic.
In the dusty space above the classrooms where other children are hard at work Bastian begins a journey that he will never forget. The Neverending Story is more than a book, it is an entrance to an entire fantastic world, a world in danger. Only Bastian can save the characters and world of The Neverending Story, and he can only do this is he enters the story itself!
I thoroughly enjoyed “The Neverending Story.” Michael Ende's prose has a tone reminiscent of Tolkien's epic stories, but with a personal touch that amazes me. The plot will appeal to all book lovers who have sometimes wished that they could somehow experience firsthand the marvelous worlds that they read about in books. The characters in “The Neverending Story” are as varied as they are rich. Michael Ende doesn't just stick to the usual fairy tale fare: elves, trolls, and fairies. Rather Michal Ende has created a whole host of unique creatures and races to populate his story.
“The Neverending Story” is a lovely book that is sure to thrill all book lovers.
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