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Alice In Wonderland High by Rachel Shane
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really liked it
bookshelves: fairytales-retellings, ollies, stand-alones, young-adult

This was definitely a different take on the classic tale, but fitting in its own quirky way. It's fun and whimsical, as any Alice story should be, but it still has that core feeling of being about something important. Being more than what it appears to be. Though I suppose it's a little more obvious in Alice In Wonderland High. This was a very well written and thought out book. I didn't really connect with the characters but I did start to feel for them near the end. I'd give this book a 3.5.

The theme for this story is environmental. Alice's parents are die environmentalists. From embarrassing protests outside of her school to their more risky eco-tage endeavors, they did all they could do. Including asking Alice to continue their work should they be unable to. When they die in a car accident that promise Alice made weighs heavy on her mind. So she tries to start a farmers market. With the power plant shut down and all the local farms gone and taken over, it would be good for the town of Wonderland.

If only, if only.

Needless to say it doesn't exactly pan out. She does end up meeting three teens who likewise want to help the environment. Through eco-tage. Whitney, Kingston and Chess. They get results and have plans and Alice wants in. Chess might have something to do with it, but Alice denies that as being her main reason so we'll let that be. Whitney is the on the fence about letting her join, if Alice is understanding her riddles right, and Kingston is flat out against her, even though she doesn't understand him at all. But threats are universal. She's put to the test, in eco-tage, friendships, love, and her home life. Eventually her criminal expertise starts stacking up. As does the risks and rewards.
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Reading Progress

April 13, 2015 – Shelved
April 13, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 30, 2016 – Shelved as: fairytales-retellings
January 30, 2016 – Shelved as: ollies
January 30, 2016 – Shelved as: stand-alones
February 1, 2016 – Started Reading
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: young-adult
February 1, 2016 –
page 59
19.67% "The story of Alice must always be read. No matter which Alice it is."
February 8, 2016 –
page 99
33.0%
February 15, 2016 –
page 128
42.67%
March 14, 2016 –
page 172
57.33% "Curiouser and curiouser."
April 3, 2016 –
page 199
66.33%
April 5, 2016 –
page 234
78.0%
April 6, 2016 – Finished Reading

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