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Never Say Never

I never thought I would ever read Narnia fanfic (although I really should have known it existed), much less rec it... but this is a wonderfully thoughtful and moving piece, looking at Susan's headspace and why she turned away from Narnia.

Elegant and Fine by Hugo award-winner Ursula Vernon.

I first read the Narnia books when I was far too young to think critically about them (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe was actually the first non-Blyton book I chose and bought for myself with my own money, age ~7), and completely took on board the author's and other characters' disdain for Susan's "abandonment" of Narnia. And I never really ever thought about it more carefully than that, but OMG, this fic really lays it out. Poor Susan! <3<3<3

I should go check out some of Vernon's published works now, y/y? *grin*



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Aug. 22nd, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Awwww *feels* What a beautiful fic.

I remember feeling Susan was hard done by in the books when I read them at about 18.
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