This review is from: Charlotte's Web Read-Aloud Edition (Hardcover)Having a dual form of dyslexia I did not learn to read until later in life. Thus I never read children's books while a child. Maybe that is why I read so many still today. I read this as part of a children's literature course in university.
It is an interesting book, about friendship, commitment, compassion, change and death. As such it deals with a lot of the big questions of life in ways a child can grasp.
For me the most moving part was when Wilber confessed to Charlotte that he did not like the thought of her as a blood sucker, towards the end of her life. Only true friends can be that open and honest.
The book is a powerful tale of true friendship and how our close friends can transform not only us but those around us.
(First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)