Watership Down

The storyline of Watership Down by Richard Adams may sound simple. It's the story of a bunch of rabbits who leave their home and try to make a new one.

It is difficult to explain why a book about rabbits can be so touching. What the rabbits have to go through is totally relatable, because the author gave them mundane features. Hazel and the other rabbits have to figure out who they want to lead them, who they trust, what they want their home to be like. The questions about living or dying gets asked whenever Hazel's rabbits meet a group of other rabbits who are living in a different way than Hazel and his group do. I used to think that rabbits were just cute carrot-eaters with floppy ears, aimlessly hopping around. After reading this book, I will never be able to look at them the same way again! (Nadine Lux, 8a)