Splintered by A. G. Howard

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I didn't finish reading this book because I found it very dull, it took ages to get going... And I'm not a huge fan of the idea of Alice in Wonderland, hence why I haven't read the actual book.
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This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl's pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers--precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now. When her mother's mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice's tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice's mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
 

About A. G. Howard

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A. G. Howard wrote Splintered while working at a school library. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.
 
Published January 16, 2013 by Amulet Books. 403 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by ABitCrazy on Feb 07 2013

I didn't finish reading this book because I found it very dull, it took ages to get going... And I'm not a huge fan of the idea of Alice in Wonderland, hence why I haven't read the actual book.

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