The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, is one of the most classic children's fantasy series of all time, and has captivated many hearts, young and old. But as C.S. Lewis himself said, "A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest."
By far the most popular and well know book of the Chronicles of Narnia is the first written, though not the first chronologically. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is technically the second book of the series, though most would recommend reading it first.
It is a light and easy read as a children's book. But as an teen or adult, you may find a hidden layer of meaning you never new was there. Is Aslan actually an important biblical character? Is the whole story a Christian metaphor? Well, you might just have to read it to figure that out for yourself.
This book is made charming by the sweet and lovable characters, and the fantastic world building. Who doesn't want to step through a door and find themselves in a world of talking animals, fauns, dwarfs, centaurs, and magic?
Over all, this book is a classic, that should be read by every child and every adult.