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...
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
5.2 ATOS Level
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.2 16.0 157650.
Electronic reproduction. New York : Amulet Books, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4888 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
GMD: electronic resource.
9781613123799 (electronic bk)