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Cheshire Crossing

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  2,365 ratings  ·  581 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
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 9th 2019 by Ten Speed Press
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Here is something very funny and cool that doesnt 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 youre saying Wow, sounds an awful lot like Seanan McGuires Wayward Children series, you take that back right now. This book wishes it had a tenth of the creativity and fun and adventure).

The students

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
Calley Odum
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  ·  review of another edition
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
La Coccinelle
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
julianna ➹
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Rod Brown
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Enne (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  ·  review of another edition
Has there ever been a book more up my alley? I dont 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!! ...more
Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice of Alices Adventures in Wonderland, and Peter Pans 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 save ...more
Sara Jovanovic
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
Fernanda Granzotto
The audiobook is amazing but the story was bad and nothing special didnt like. If you wanna read this book I highly recommend the audiobook is fantastic.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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...
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
Jul 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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, Dorthys silver slippers), and there were things I disliked (what about Wendys brothers? Alices sister?).
Some of the characters were handled well and good moments of humor.
The Nerd Daily
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Samantha Beard
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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 sarahs scribbles so seeing this kind of art from her is refreshing & shows that she is a very talented artist. ...more
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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In an exhilarating convergence of literatures best female heroines, Cheshire Crossing (Ten Speed Press) is not your mothers 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 the
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  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Feb 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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. Andys next book, ARTEMIS, is ...more

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