Susan Pevensie

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Name: Susan Pevensie
Relationships: Mr & Mrs Pevensie (parents)

Peter, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie (siblings)

Eustace Scrubb (cousin)
Fandom: The Chronicles of Narnia
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Susan Pevensie is a main character in The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of YA fantasy books written by C.S. Lewis.


The way Susan was treated and written out of the series by the author has been discussed both by professional fantasy writers and fans.

In 2005, J.K. Rowling said:

"There comes a point where Susan, who was the older girl, is lost to Narnia because she becomes interested in lipstick. She's become irreligious basically because she found sex," Rowling says. "I have a big problem with that." J.K. Rowling Hogwarts And All, article by Lev Grossman [1]

In 2015, Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, said:

"I just don’t like the conclusions Lewis comes to, after all that analysis, the way he shuts children out from heaven, or whatever it is, on the grounds that the one girl is interested in boys. She’s a teenager! Ah, it’s terrible: Sex—can’t have that." A Conversation With Philip Pullman, article by Katy Waldman [2]




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  1. ^ TIME online, July 17, 2005 (offline, archived version)
  2. ^ A Conversation With Philip Pullman, Archived version