- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: Vine Leaves Press (April 24 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0994283709
- ISBN-13: 978-0994283702
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.7 x 20.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 141 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #203,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Falling for Alice Paperback – Apr 24 2015
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About the Author
Denise Jaden lives just outside Vancouver, Canada. When she s not writing, she can often be found homeschooling her son or dancing with her Polynesian dance troupe. "Losing Faith "was her first novel. Find out more at denisejaden.com or follow her on Twitter at @denisejaden.
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I was thrilled at the offer of reviewing Falling for Alice. I am a huge Alice in Wonderland fan. I have read Through The Looking-Glass a few times and seen many adaptations of Alice on TV and movies. I think my two favorites are of course Disney's 1951 and a made for TV version from 1985. You also can't discount the 1933 rendition that has Cary Grant playing the Mock Turtle and Gary Cooper playing the White Knight.
Drunk: By Dawn Dalton
This story is on the darker side. Alice thirsts for emotions much like an emotional vampire. She can't control her thirst and gets "drunk" when she touches people skin to skin. This had a good message about putting past hurts away.
White Rabbit: By Denise Jaden
This was probably my favorite out of the bunch. Alice is in high school struggling with weight and body image issues. Her so called one and only friend drops her when she doesn't fit the "cool kids" bill anymore. Alice then looks for a quick solution to lose weight quick via a "diet drug". This story has a great message to love yourself for who you are and not care what other people think.
Alice at Woodstock: By Shari Green
This was another story with a great message about staying true to your dreams. Alice gets sucked back in time and lands at Woodstock. It was funny to watch a modern teenager stumble through 1960 hippies. This story was one of the ones that reminded me most of the original plot line of Through The Looking-Glass.
Wormhole to Wonderland: By Kitty Keswick
This was probably my second favorite out of the bunch. Alice is the keeper of literature, for the human race since earth has been destroyed and she and 23 others are on a space shuttle heading to a new planet to start over. Since she has litterateur in her brain via computer download she is creative and doesn't follow protocol so she is "malfunctioning" according to her designers. So down the rabbit hole Alice goes. This story also follow the original plot of Through the Looking-Glass and just puts a new twist on it.
Wonder in the Stars: by Cady Vance
This was a self discovery story set in space. Alice is part of the first teen space mission. On the way she discovers, heartbreak, loneliness, courage, and what it is to live your dreams......Sara
Below is a summary of each story. SPOILER ALERT.
"Drunk" by Dawn Dalton:
This is perhaps the darkest of the five stories, but it's also my favorite. I feel like the character was both intriguing and disturbing. It was very unpredictable. Alice is a monster. She steals and drains people's emotions and longs for a male figure in her life, but when she meets the boy with at-like hazel eyes, everything changes. Her vampiric thirst subsides, and the emptiness her father created is now filled with promise and adventure.
"White Rabbit Rx" by Denise Jaden:
Dumped, lonely, self-conscious, and overweight Alice visits the Hatter High dealer hoping he can fix her size issue. He prescribes her "white rabbit," which apparently has a lot of side-effects.
Favorite line: "Nothing makes sense unless you look at it the right way."
She drinks the concoction that gives her headaches and heightened senses, but it also gives her a skinny figure. She eventually wants the pill reversed and takes something to make her go back the way she was. It's a story about embracing and loving who you are.
"Alice At Woodstock" by Shari Green:
Alice gets cuts from her own band. She doesn't play all summer and has sworn off music until she finds herself at Woodstock, where she's told to "Let no one steal your song." Eventually she realizes who she is and who she's always meant to be.
"Wormhole to Wonderland" by Kitty Keswick:
Alice is on the starship Jabberwocky with her own artificial intelligence, Dinah. Twelve females and twelve males have been programmed to serve a function on another world, including Alice whose function is to learn and create literature. The only problem is that she's a creative thinker and that's frowned upon by the Originators.
Favorite line: "He's mad, you know. We all are."
This tale is the most like the traditional Alice we're familiar with. She falls in love with Hacker, who helps her escape and embraces who she really is without the programmers.
"Wonder in the Stars" by Cady Vance:
Alice's boyfriend convinces her to apply to the NASA teen mission to the Wonder space station. He uses her connections to NASA via her dad, who died on a space mission, to secure his own spot too. When he realizes he's got all he needs from her, Alice must suffer through the mission alone. In the end, she sees what her dad always loved about space and ends up being "the girl who saved Wonder."