Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of The Faun by Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke

“Her mother said fairy tales didn’t have anything to do with the world, but Ofelia knew better. They had taught her everything about it.” 



This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.


First of all, I did not knew this was a book. I’ve watched the movie when I was young and wow I was captivated with the fairy tale, and magic. Sure it seemed scary but I was still fascinated with the story and Ofelia’s dangerous quests. What I can honestly say is that I really love the book as much as the movie.

When. was reading the book I couldn’t help it but compare it to the movie and wow it was spot on. The book of course has more description and more scenes from what was adapted to the movie. it has more of a back story of the tales. which makes it more better and understanding.

You can’t go wrong reading the book. I enjoyed reading and looking at the illustration. The illustration is beautiful and magical, brings out more of that fairy tale vibes.

Ofelia is pure of heart. She’s taking into the whole magical realm and fairies. It’s very cute to find someone who still believes in fairy tales especially during her time, where there’s a war going on. She’s still able to see the beauty despite the ugliness in the world. She still puts on a brave face for the sake of her mother who ended up marrying a monster.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. It’s beautiful and sad. It’s creepy yet captivating. I ended up watching the movie again after reading the book. It’s been many years I’ve seen ti but I’m glad I watched it again.

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