Maybe the Witch and the Wardrobe? Although there were many other books that influenced me greatly. I recall being fascinated by the story as the teacher read it to my class. After the story was finished I was dying for more - and I was pleased to discover there were many more books in the same world. I would often pursue series after this as after falling in love with the characters I didn’t want it to end after each book. As far as the story goes... there is the obvious good versus evil, but some characters swing back and forth. Not having characters stay in their starting roles seems more interesting and more realistic.
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