The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
I grew up watching the movie of “The Neverending Story”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it, and still watch it today. It’s my comfort movie. I didn’t know it was a book until a few months ago, and since it is one of my favorite movies, I had to read the book as soon as possible.
So much more happens in the book than in the movie, of course. We’re taken on an epic, fantastic journey of Bastian and the land of Fantastica. I was surprised at the pure, real imagination in the book, and how much longer the story actually continues from where the movie ends.
There is so much to love about the story of Bastian and his time in “The Neverending Story“, and even though a lot of people might think it is just a young adult book, there is, surprisingly, some adult feel to it. I think the overall message is great, too. I think this is a read for just about anyone at any age.
I’m glad I took the time to read it and learn more about what inspired the movie.
It is a wonderful book and I easily recommend it to all those of you who still haven’t forgotten what it means to dream.
P.S. I hope you‘ll enjoy reading as much as I did.