What You Think When You Read Your Favorite Kids' Books as An Adult
By Hallie Cantor
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Whoa, this was about religion!
A Wrinkle in Time
Huh, this was about religion too.
The Secret Garden
This was about religion three!
Little Red Riding Hood
Wait. Was this about sex?
His Dark Materials
Whoa, this was about sex AND religion!
Oh. This was about environmentalism.
How did this not make me a vegetarian?
The Giving Tree
Whoa. I'm never having kids.
Alice in Wonderland
I should do more drugs.
Whoaaaaaa, this was about, like, SOCIETY, man!
Where the Wild Things Are
Ohhh, this was about the subconscious.
The Wizard of Oz
So this was about the gold standard, apparently? Okay.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Was this about...eating disorders?
Lord of the Flies
Whatever. Even back then I knew this was about government.