What are the best must-read novels with fictional journey?

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    #1The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)

    The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)

    Admired by the ancient Greek poets, one should have definitely got their hands on Homer's The Odyssey. It serves as the canon work in literature in which every man's journey through life was carefully and creatively narrated.

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    Sandra Allen
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is probably the best translation of The Odyssey. Since most people had to read this book in high school at some point, this is a good book to go back over for clarification or just to re-read."
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    #2The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.

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    Beverly West
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I purchased the kindle version of the set, I think the price is right for 7 books. Great series to read aloud to children or for me to remember childhood with."
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    #3The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Brittany West
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Reading the Hobbit was the start of a magical journey. I enjoyed being introduced to all of the LOTR characters prior to reading that epic series. The Hobbit is a novel that I will surely read to my children. "
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    #4Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is a book where wordplay, parody, and logical and philosophical puzzles are everywhere. For all the surface playfulness, there is meaning in every page.
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    Scott Jackson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland is such a great must-read novel that has a fictional journey. I must have read it at least 5 times over the years. Because of this book, I learned what treacle is. "
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    #5The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.
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    Harry Spencer
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I remember having to read this book in middle school, because it was considered a essential read for students. Back then I was not impressed by the book, but two weeks ago decided to purchase it to see if anything had changed and I am happy to say I was wrong about this book. I was too young to under the level of complexity in this book, but now I understand. This book really impressed me due to its satire of racism and its willingness to question the ethics of that time. I finished the books in a couple of days, but I constantly thought about it."
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    #6A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Aaron Patterson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is a great solution for the topic. I read this book when I was in the sixth grade and was extremely thought provoking and even spiritual. This book takes you on a journey like no other."
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    #7The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.
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    Tammy Wells
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Golden Compass was very entertaining with twists and turns around every corner. Great adventure book."
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    #8Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Based on real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls, the Little House on the Prairie is the third book of the award-winning Little House series, that captivated generations of American and worldwide readers. 

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    Gerald Fuller
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This family adventure classic is fascinating and offers so many places to jump off into conversations with your child about so many important, universal themes. At the same time it's written simply - I'm guessing it's on a 3rd or 4th grade reading level. Beautiful illustrations from Garth Williams in this edition. "
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    #9American Gods

    American Gods

    American Gods is a multi-award-winning novel by the acclaimed British author, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday as they travel around America to recruit American reincarnations of old deities to fight the new ones.

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    Ishan Pillai
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This seems like an interesting idea, and I believe there is currently a televised series based on this? Either way, it's a more modern take on mythology, and appears to be a good read."
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    #10The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Boredom, curiosity, and a phantom tollbooth led Milo to the Lands Beyond, where the boy found out that life is more exciting than it seems. In Phantom Tollbooth, Milo goes on an adventure that he did not think was possible.
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    Gloria Ward
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It was a quiet weekend. I was home alone and a bit bored. However, I was tired from the work week and did not feel like being that productive. I decided to read a book, but not my usual genre. I chose to read a fictional novel that is based around a journey as the plot. I chose to read the Phantom Tollbooth. It was a wonderful book full of adventure, wonder, and excitement. It was a perfect addition to my weekend."
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    #11The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the five-novel compilation of Douglas Adams' hysterical science fiction story. It has a bonus story titled "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe". Neil Gaiman wrote the intro for the book.
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    #12Walk Two Moons

    Walk Two Moons

    Walk Two Moons is a children's novel by the multi-award-winning author Sharon Creech. It was originally published in 1994, and it won the John Newbery Medal in 1995. It tells the story of a young girl's search for her missing mother.

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    #13A Life Naive

    A Life Naive
    A Life Naive is a historical novel by Oliver Philipps, first published in 2017. Set in 1962, it tells the story of Hershel Lawson and the road trip he took after his grandmother's death, traveling across the picturesque Route 66.
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Summary

Best What are the best must-read novels with fictional journey
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)Books 20 Paid
2The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 17 Paid
3The HobbitBooks 16 Paid
4Alice's Adventures In WonderlandBooks 15 Paid
5The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 14 Free
6A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)Books 13 Paid
7The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)Books 12 Paid
8Little House on the Prairie (Little House)Books 11 Paid
9American GodsBooks 8 Paid
10The Phantom TollboothBooks 5 Paid
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