Drunk Person Explains Children's Lit
Updated: Apr 14
Hello, Book Nerds! Welcome back to Reading Has Ruined My Life or welcome if you are new. As always, my name is Hannah and I am your captain on this journey into my bookcases.
Good news! My cold is over!
I have focus again! I can finally read more than one chapter at a time. Sadly this doesn’t mean I have a review for you today. New review next week, I promise, but I do have something great for you today.
Remember all the way back in December when I wrote a post entitled “What If A Drunk Person Explained Classic Literature?” I said at the end of that post I wanted to write another one sometime in the future. The future is now. Today I bring you summaries of literature that I have poorly explained and want you to guess what book I’m talking about. Much like last time, I am not drunk. Sorry for the clickbait. I have still poorly explained these books though. Instead of classic literature, this time I’ll be using children’s literature. Like last time, character names and major plot points have been changed and/or eliminated so you can’t guess these books on names and events alone. The answers are below the Jeopardy gifs so scroll slowly. Also, let me know your score in the comments below. I want to know what everyone gets right. And with that, let’s get to it!
1. There was once a very poor child. He won a contest that allowed him to enter and tour a rich person’s house. There were other kids who won this contest. During the tour, the rich person allows serious harm to befall the kids. The poor child is left as the last child standing and the rich man gifts everything he owns to the poor child.
Guess the book!
It’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I’m starting you out slow. This was the easy one. Things are gonna get hard now.
2. Once upon a time, four kids played pretend. They pretended they colonized a magical world. Also, god was there in a fursona.
Guess that book!
It’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Did "god was there in a fursona" give it away? Next book!
3. There was once a dog in the south who chose his owner. The pair became inseparable and went everywhere together. To work, to friends homes, even the library; they went everywhere together and were the best of friends. And because the main human character has a dog, the main character makes a ton of friends after not having any. The book ends with a party.
Guess what I’m talking about!
I can only be talking about Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. We’re halfway done. How are you doing so far? Three for three? Zero for three? Doesn’t matter, now let’s see if you can get these last two.
4. In this story, middle schoolers are forced to do manual labor as punishment. The people who are in charge of the kids are forcing them to look for something all in the name of financial gain. This book actually has three stories in one. The other stories include a tragic love story, criminals, farm animals, shoes, and magic.
Please tell me you know what I’m talking about.
I can only be talking about the one and only Holes by Louis Sachar! Are you ready for the final book now?
5. Once upon a time, a 13-year-old girl is tasked with saving a loved one stuck somewhere far, far away. She only has the help of her younger sibling and a random kid she hardly knows. There is time travel and planet jumping in this middle grade novel. Lots of magic and brainwashing/hypnosis too. Love saves the day and the protagonist’s loved one is saved.
Guess that book!
It’s A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle!
Ok, tell me, how did you do? Did you get them all right? Got them all wrong? Like half-and-half? Please let me know in the comment section how you did. I hope you had a good time playing this little game and enjoyed your time here.
And with that, I shall bid you adieu. I shall see you next week with a new review. My cold is over and I’ve been busy reading. New review coming next Wednesday.
Until then, stay safe, wash your hands, and read some good books for me.