If you’re a fan of Alice in Wonderland then Ever Alice may be worth checking out.
This take on the famous story follows Alice after the original story. Alice is now 15 and everyone thinks she’s crazy (or mad!) because she can’t stop talking about Wonderland. The novel begins with Alice in a psychiatric hospital in fact, because her parents don’t believe her and don’t know what to do with her. Feeling like her family has abandoned her, she will do anything to just get out of there and go home. Her doctor takes her to Switzerland, I believe it was, to meet with another doctor who has a new experimental treatment and just be able to help Alice. While she waits for whatever this treatment will be – tied up to a table no less – the infamous White Rabbit appears.
Alice is back in Wonderland! The story takes place mostly within the Queen of Hearts castle and Alice is supposed to be helping the Aboveground Organization (remember things in Wonderland are opposite so a secret organization is called Aboveground instead of underground. When news is important they say it’s “very unimportant” etc.) to get rid of the maniacal Queen of Hearts.
I found the novel to be really interesting and a fast read! It definitely kept me guessing until the last minute as to who was good, bad, and who was behind things. It’s also interesting to think about the whether this is all real or if it’s in her head since she is in a psychiatric hospital.
If you’ve read this book, let me know what your thoughts were! And if you end up reading it, let me know what you think!
*I was sent this book complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*