Books That Made a Difference to Christina Ricci

Look for the actress on the couch reading books rich in imagination.
The Chronicles of Narnia
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The Chronicles of Narnia

784 pages; HarperCollins Publishers
"I would reread them every summer," says Christina Ricci of the children's series featuring a deity named Aslan, a benevolent lion. "I actually prayed to him, convinced that he would come into my room and take me to Narnia." By 19, Ricci no longer prayed to Aslan, but she found another expression of her devotion: She had Aslan's image, her first tattoo, inked on her shoulder.
— As told to Karen Holt