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Cheshire Crossing

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  1,697 ratings  ·  437 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
Kindle Edition, 128 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Ten Speed Press
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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
reading this was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad idea.

review to come / 1 star


i am legally obligated to read any graphic novel involving alice's adventures in wonderland

or really anything involving it at all.
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.
julianna ➹
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Calley Odum
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
N (they/them)
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!!
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
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
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.
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
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 ...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...
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
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 ...more
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.
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.
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.
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 ...more

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In an exhilarating convergence of literature’s best female heroines, Cheshire Crossing (Ten Speed Press) is not your mother’s storybook. Sure, it includes romps through Wonderland, Oz and Neverland, but the characters are older and scrappier than ever. Now teenagers, Alice, Dorothy and Wendy have been carted off to asylum after asylum since no one believes their tales. That is, until they all come together at Cheshire Crossing and learn a secret that will risk
Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
*Thanks to PRH Audio for the free review copy in exchange of my honest opinion!*

I listened to this audiobook and it has a full cast! The performance was amazing, the sound effects spot-on, and the Wicked Witch of the West certainly took the spotlight (she nailed the evil laugh!).

When it comes to the storyline, it started out quite strong. We get Alice, Wendy and Dorothy as teenagers trying to cope with their abilities to travel to other worlds, as well as dealing with relatives not knowing what
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a fun story! Andy Weir, the guy who wrote The Martian and Artemis, apparently also likes to write fanfic and draw. This story came out of him wondering what happened to Alice in Wonderland, Dorothy of Oz, and Wendy of Neverland after they had grown up a little. They are all now teenagers and have been in and out of sanitoriums because their families think they are making up the things that happened to them. Now they have all ended up at a special boarding school where they are the only ...more
Samantha Jean
I enjoyed the crossover between Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan for sure. It was very interesting to see how the author put the characters together, and his thoughts on how they would be as older characters, so young women. I also love Sarah Andersen, and her webcomic Sarah Scribbles is on of my favorites. This is definitely older leaning, between situations and language so I won't be letting my littles read it any time soon. But recommend for those out there who like crossovers ...more
Sarah Clark
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Badass girls who have experiences with mythical lands? Yes please. Dorothy, Alice, and Wendy all come together in this book, and they are teens now. I loved the character development, the interaction between the worlds of Oz, Wonderland and Neverland, and appreciated how playful it was. The book ended abruptly, which was a shame, but it was a fun ride.
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I give this graphic novel 3 and half stars. It is written by Andy Weir, who wrote The Martian, based on an idea he had 10 years ago of putting Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), Alice (Alice in Wonderland), and Wendy (Peter Pan) together as street smart teenage girls. They end up at a private school so their teleportation abilities can be studied. Alice isn't having any of it and she and Wendy end up in Oz and discover that Wicked Witch of the West is very much alive again. The plot really isn't the ...more
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a really weak comic and it felt like a cheap rip off of Moore's Lost Girls.
Juli Anna
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was an absolutely delightful surprise. Three of my favorite fictional adventurers (Alice of Wonderland fame, Wendy Darling, and Dorothy Gale), now jaded, institutionalized teenagers, become roommates in a new facility for girls with dimension-trotting powers. Adventures, chaos, and maybe even a little friendship ensue. Weir's updated characterizations of these familiar ladies are creative and spot-on, and the tangled relationships between minor characters (the Wicked Witch teaming up ...more
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had a lot of fun with reading this. The writing maybe had some weaknesses in the overall plot, but there's a lot to like here. The art is engaging, and a fun change of pace for Anderson (as much as I love her comics). Weir's story finds an effective way to draw these characters together and launch them off onto an adventure. I enjoyed the interpretation of these classic stories--the references and re-imaginings of them in a new context. But ultimately, this comic made me laugh throughout, and ...more
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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