Watership down

Richard Adams

The Story

Watership down is a story about a group of rabbits in seek of a new home, before danger strikes. A young rabbit, Fiver, has the gift to tell when something either good or bad will happen to them. And when fiver starts to feel like something bad is close he goes to warn the others including chief rabbit, the threarah. The Therarah feels as if Fiver is wasting his time and chooses not to listen. But little does he know Fiver is right. Fiver and others leave the Warren in search for a safer place to live. They go on a few adventures and encounter many challenges. Longing to find a place to settle. Traveling for many days and nights the small group of rabbits reach a beautiful field. Watership down. Tall grass and the lovely sound of small birds singing a gentle tune, surround the rabbits.

But was it to good to be true? When they reached Watership down, what is now there beautiful home would be gone if they didnt have more bunnies. So the challenge of finding does brings them on many adventures in which one almost killed Fivers brother. Years later the warren is thriving and bringing in rabbits from different warrens. And soon Hazel grows old and weak and passes away happily, knowing that his warren will be safe and thrive forever.


"You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it's not that simple."

-Richard Adams

My Thoughts

I thought the book Watership down was a okay book. It is a very long book, that can be confusing at some points. Watership down had many talking rabbits which made it more of a adventure/fantasy book. I would give this book a 3/5 because I found it almost boring expecially in the beginning. So overall if your really into reading then I would give this book a try but if not then I wouldn't bother with it.