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Would you rather find yourself in Narnia or Terabithia?
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Every kid at one point has imagined discovering a completely different world. Authors C.S. Lewis and Katherine Paterson made this fantasy come to life in their books. Lewis’s series, “The Chronicles of Narnia,” transports readers through wardrobes and paintings to a place filled with talking animals and cold witches. In Paterson’s “The Bridge to Terabithia,” ostracized children reign benevolently in a universe far superior to the reality in which they inhabit. Which world would you love to stumble upon? 

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Narnia’s a place that’s beautiful cold or warm. When Lucy Penvensie first discovers it in the back of an old wardrobe, she encounters a wood softly covered in snow. The rest of the series exposes various talking animals, a badass lion leader, and a satyr who, in the film adaptation, made us wonder how we could ever be attracted to a dude that was half goat. 

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Despite its political turmoil and occasionally cruel magic, Narnia appears to be a world absolutely pure in nature, with mountains and oceans just calling for an adventure. If any of you think this is all pretty similar to “Lord of the Rings,” you wouldn’t be wrong—turns out C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien were pretty close pals throughout their lives.  

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What people tend to forget about Narnia is that the first book, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” takes place during the Second World War. In a sense, it’s a place in which children forced to wait in anticipation for adults to fix the world can fight for something on their own terms. Who in their lives hasn’t pretended to valiantly protect a worthy cause?

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This world is a drag. But a world straight from your head that becomes a reality? Pretty sick. In “The Bridge to Terabithia,” two social outcasts enter a place where—as opposed to their home universe—they matter. Their voices and actions are recognized, and better yet, can be used to defend the disadvantaged. 

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What’s so potent about Terabithia is that it’s clearly a chance for kids to overcome childhood’s usual ailments. Bullies are turned into monsters that get defeated; negligent parents aren’t to be found; and irritating siblings don’t exist. If an adult were to trek into Terabithia, they’re probably be some ogre-form of a terrible boss or tax return waiting to be slaughtered. 

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Another thing about “The Bridge to Terabithia” is that it packs a very adult ending to a children’s book. It’s a fairytale world, but it doesn’t pull any punches with darker motifs. Get your tissues ready.  

FINAL RESULTS
Would you rather find yourself in Narnia or Terabithia?
A festive crown for the winner
#NarniaFTW
#TerabithiaFTW
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