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Cheshire Crossing

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  3,955 ratings  ·  950 reviews
The three meet here, at Cheshire Crossing--a boarding school where girls like them learn how to cope with their supernatural experiences and harness their magical world-crossing powers.

But the trio--now teenagers, who've had their fill of meddling authority figures--aren't content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they're dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havo
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Ten Speed Press
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Here is something very funny and cool that doesn’t remotely make me want to scream for a thousand years: When authors write retellings of books they apparently have never read.

This is a graphic novel that imagines there is a boarding school for children who have returned from magical worlds (and if you’re saying “Wow, sounds an awful lot like Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series,” you take that back right now. This book wishes it had a tenth of the creativity and fun and adventure).

The stud
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

Many thanks to Ten Speed Press for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

Oh, this was such a mess. I had such high hopes because I love Sarah Anderson's art and I've heard so much praise for Andy Weir. Now, the art was great. Sarah did her best with what she was given but the story. And the characters. Oh dear god.

First off, it read like very poorly written fanfiction. It is based on The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. It felt as though the author was trying to mak
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
W-wh-what did I just read?

Like... um...

The art is appropriate for ages 8+
The language is appropriate for ages 14+
The content is appropriate for ages 15+
The general plot will appeal to ages 12-25
The plot pacing was geared toward ages 10-

The concept – literary ladies manipulating portals through their various worlds and defeating their childhood baddies together – was super appealing, but it definitely struggled in execution. More than anything, I think it needed more *time.* Just to sit in it's
This work is getting an awful lot of buzz and excitement and accompanying favorable reviews. This tale of Wendy, Dorothy, and Alice after their adventure coping with life now in the early 1900s told in graphic novel format by Andy Weir.

Perhaps the same crowd who is excited about this would also be interested in the tale of Wendy, Dorothy, and Alice after their adventure coping with life now in the early 1900s told in graphic novel format by Alan Moore. Written in 1991.
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
So years ago Andy Weir (of The Martian fame) wrote and drew a fanfic graphic novel where Alice of Wonderland, Dorothy of Oz, and Wendy of Neverland cross paths. Since he's a terrible artist he had Sarah Andersen (of Sarah Scribbles fame) redraw the whole thing.

This was a lot of fun seeing these three girls mix it up across their make-believe lands with Captain Hook and the Wicked Witch of the West. Weir doesn't attempt to write the dialogue in period. It's thoroughly modernized. These girls cur
La Coccinelle
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is just painful. I thought perhaps it would be a decent graphic novel. After all, it's Andy Weir (of The Martian) and Sarah Andersen (of Sarah's Scribbles). Aside from the decent illustrations, though, this is just bad fanfiction.

I can't take historical fiction seriously when it's this modern. The story takes place in 1910, so the inclusion of Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy all make sense, as their stories were published before that time. The inclusion of Mary Poppins is questionable (her story
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I genuinely enjoyed this, though I should go ahead and make one thing very clear (and please don't hate me for this!): I'm not a fan of children's classics at all. This story combines multiple retellings of stories I genuinely do not care about: Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and The Wizard of Oz. I'm seeing a lot of reviews from people who do like those stories, or at least the films, saying they hated this book, so I guess your interest in picking this up should probably weigh heavily upon wh ...more
julianna ➹
a graphic novella that is above three stars... finally

Maybe it was that it was in a physical format? Maybe it was that this was a gift to me from my friend?? (thank you to her!!!!! idk if she reads my trashfire reviews or immediately clicks away before grimacing, which I would totally understand) But anyways, this was so FUN to read and also really short, so it could be easily added to my reading challenge. :)

I love Sarah Anderson and her Sarah's Scribbles, and it was so interesting to see an al
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-reads
Finally read this!!!!

I guess I get why this has crap reviews. It's a little fanfiction-y. But hey, this book gets all the credit for naming Alice Alice Liddell, including Tik-Tok in one of the flashbacks, and making all the wonderful Peter Pan references. (view spoiler)

I mean, really, this book isn't just someone who's watched the Wizard of Oz movie and the Disney Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan, this is
Gosh, I still don't know what to say. I was sooo looking forward to reading this graphic novel, fantasy thingy, neither of which is my genre at all, but I loved The Martian and Andy Weir's short stories on his website; and one of my all-time favourites is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I genuinely loved the idea of this book. Taking Dorothy from Oz, Alice from Wonderland and Wendy from Neverland, and sending them together to boarding school, then on adventures in their respective worlds. I wa ...more
Rod Brown
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you get famous enough as a writer, the joke goes, you can even get your grocery list published. Or, in this case, a graphic novel of your online fan fiction. And the publisher will even offer to have a high profile artist like Sarah Andersen of Sarah's Scribbles redraw it for you. Fortunately, this book is quite clever and pleasing in its crossover of Dorothy of Oz, Alice of Wonderland, and Wendy of Neverland.

Weir bumps them in age up into their teens, explains their previous adventures as
Sometimes, you read a book about women and you can really really tell that it was written by a man. And that was this book. And I'm not talking about the art style here, because it was amazing and I actually really enjoyed it in this book! I'm talking about the dialogue and the actually written part of the book. Just,,, the way these girls talk,,, is so unrealistic and I could not get over that. So I really can't say that I enjoyed these characters a lot. Which is a shame because the premise of ...more
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Has there ever been a book more up my alley? I don’t think so. Fairy tale base, bad ass young women, twists and turns and some favorite big bads.....the only downfall is that I have to wait for a sequel!!
Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Peter Pan’s Wendy are now teens and very misunderstood- no one else believed their wild stories, and they were diagnosed as delusional. However, the teachers at the boarding school Cheshire Crossing believe them and know that each one possesses amazing powers. When the girls’ fantasy worlds collide and Captain Hook and the Wicked Witch of the West band together, the three teens must harness their talents to s ...more
Sara Jovanovic
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
I've never read anything by Andy Weir before, but I'm a huge fan of Andersen's Sarah's Scribbles. I think Sarah did a wonderful job in this one, the art is truly stunning. Unfortunately, I guess it is the only thing good in this graphic novel.

I think that story was cliche and poorly written. The dialogue was so cringey at times, and the characters felt like 13 year olds (and they were supposed to be 17). Storyline wasn't that interesting and even the plot twists were really predictable. It's com
Fernanda Granzotto
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
The audiobook is amazing but the story was bad and nothing special didn’t like. If you wanna read this book I highly recommend the audiobook is fantastic.
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I noticed after I listened to the audiobook that it was meant to be a graphic novel 😂
I thoroughly enjoyed this anyway, with its full cast audio and sound effect. Dorothy, Alice and Wendy together are just awesome and Miss Poole the nanny is just hilarious. I had so much fun listening to this short little book.
Jul 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: alice
I was not expecting to like this. I love these characters; they are my childhood heroines.
However, somewhere along the way, I changed my expectations and I thought of this as expensive/mainstream fanfic, which made it more bearable. There were things I thought were well done (Alice being immune to the poppies in Oz, Dorthy’s silver slippers), and there were things I disliked (what about Wendy’s brothers? Alice’s sister?).
Some of the characters were handled well and good moments of humor.
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Overall Rating: B

A quick, fun graphic novel with kick-ass girls and an ambiguous ending!
What more could you want?? *(another one preferably)
Monica Montrose
Jan 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Vote: 2.9 stars (almost)

- plot, setting and writing -

The plot is surely unique, but I was kind of expecting more.
It’s a quick read and the drawings are amazing.

- characters -

I’ve found the characters pretty much well built, I liked the twist the author gave do Wendy, but my favorite one was Alice.
Worst one probably Peter Pan, too weird for me.

- final thoughts -

Probably too quick with the development of the story , but still a nice novel. The plot is cool, it could have been better though.

Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
I got this book for free at ECCC 2019. I was excited to read it, as I love graphic novels! Unfortunately, it was just okay for me. Maybe if I had a stronger tie to the characters I would have enjoyed it? I think the art was really fantastic, but the girls didn't "read" as older teens to me, but rather maybe 13 year olds? All I know as a bookseller is that parents and kids will see the art and feel it is aimed them/their 5th grader, and the language of the book will not go over well. I'm not sayi ...more
Vanesa ✌️ ♡
I read the first 10 episodes online and I absolutely loved it. I cannot wait until July to get the full story. AMAZING!

I finished the series, it is hands down one of the best graphic novels I have ever read as an adult. The author takes characters I love and turns them on their head. I hope the series continues on...
The Nerd Daily
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Annie McCann

Andy Weir, author of The Martian, Artemis, and The Egg, is back with a graphic novel like no other. What happens to Alice when she comes back from Wonderland? Wendy from Neverland? Dorothy from Oz? This graphic novel is an interesting cross over of three completely different characters from three completely different worlds. A unique story of what becomes of these characters when the worlds we know and have read have come to an end.

Tina Christopher
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This was rather charming and a lot of fun. I love the concept and Sarah's illustrations. Andy did a good job connecting the original stories to his new mash-up world. ...more
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute :)
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed. Was sooo excited when saw the premise but the actual dialogue and language did just not appeal to me.

Read for 2020 summer reading program choice
“Graphic novel”
Deanna Siegel
Jul 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
I can't say I enjoyed this one. Wendy, Alice, and Dorothy meet in a school for the gifted and embark on an adventure across each of their worlds. The plot was a mess, the language and content skewed much older than the intended audience, and there wasn't much explanation for any of the powers or who anyone at the school truly was. I did like the illustrations, but that was about it. ...more
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I got this because I'm a huge fan of Sarah Andersen from Sarah Scribbles. The sneak peak she posted was enough to get my attention, and while it's not the first time these three characters have been put together, I was definitely willing for something easy and light.

However, it wasn't until after I bought it that I realized it was written by Andy Weir of The Martian fame. Now, The Martian was cute, but I think once people started reading Weir's second book Artemis they learned that his talents r
Samantha Beard
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Somewhere between a 4 and a 5 for me! I really enjoyed this take on portal fantasy, and what happens to our favorite childhood heroines after their adventures are over. It is a bit of a grown up story, though at times I found myself forgetting that the girls were older. Some things in the plot just progressed a bit too quickly, I thought, so that's my main reason for taking a star off. However, I think it's a really fun book and anyone who feels a kinship with Wendy Darling, Alice, or Dorothy wi ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
the plot is......weirdly so-so. there are a lot of plot holes & it could have been better. stars given for the amazing art though! i really love sarah’s scribbles so seeing this kind of art from her is refreshing & shows that she is a very talented artist.
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ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, THE MARTIAN, allowed him to live out his dream of writing fulltime. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California. Andy’s next book, ARTEMIS, is ...more

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