Everything around us,
Was created by people like us,
The only difference is,
They reached for more.
They reached for things,
That never existed,
They reached for places,
That no one went before.
But they were not special,
Except for the fact,
They knew it was possible,
To reach for more.
Are you an Alice in Wonderland fan? Ever wanted to experience Wonderland for yourself?
I have a unique recommendation for you today :
Alice By Heart by Steven Sater.
London, 1940. Amidst the rubble of the Blitz of World War II, fifteen-year-old Alice Spencer and her best friend, Alfred, are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. Sick with tuberculosis, Alfred is quarantined, with doctors saying he won't make it through the night. In her desperation to keep him holding on, Alice turns to their favorite pastime: recalling the book that bonded them, and telling the story that she knows by heart--the story of Alice in Wonderland.
What follows is a stunning, fantastical journey that blends Alice's two worlds: her war-ravaged homeland being held together by nurses and soldiers and Winston Churchill, and her beloved Wonderland, a welcome distraction from the bombs and the death, but a place where one rule always applies: the pages must keep turning. But then the lines between these two worlds begin to blur. Is that a militant Red Cross Nurse demanding that Alice get BACK. TO. HER. BED!, or is it the infamous Queen of Hearts saying...something about her head? Soon, Alice must decide whether to stay in Wonderland forever, or embrace the pain of reality if that's what it means to grow up.
As I began to read the author's note, I fell in love with the book, without reading a single word of it. As an avid Alice in Wonderland fan, I always wonder what sort of impact this book has on other's. Alice by Heart is a story based on exactly that. How Lewis Carroll was able to weave a tale which could transport us all down the rabbit hole. For some it provided a much needed escape, like Alfred and Alice.
Alice by Heart comes out Feb 2020. I hope to have a review for you by then!
A very special thankyou to @penguinrandomca@penguinteen for a book I know I'll love! .
2 days ago
What's your favorite book? Some of my all time favorites are the entire Harry Potter series 🤓⚡️ and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 🐇🎩☕️✨ So of course I had to make cute doodles of both of them ☺️✨ We're having a pouch sale on shopkirakira right now 😉 25% off all pouches! Applies automatically during check out ☺️