Review: Looking Glass Girl by Cathy Cassidy

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Alice nearly didn’t go to the sleepover. Why would Savvy, queen of the school, invite someone like her?

Now Alice is lying unconscious in a hospital bed.

Lost in a wonderland of dreams and half-formed memories, she’s surrounded by voices – the doctor, her worried friends and Luke, whose kisses the night of the fall took her by surprise . . .

When the accident happened her world vanished – can Alice ever find her way back?

Welcome to day 8 of NaBloPoMo, and I haven’t missed a day yet! This is the first review of the month, however.

Re-imaginings are always difficult to get right, and people tend to have a love/hate relationship with them. But I have to say, Cathy got it spot on!

This book was utterly captivating. Even for me, who has been in a reading slump for months that I rarely appear to get out of…this one pulled me out, if only for a day. Yes, I said a day. I sped through those 275 pages quicker than I expected!

I love the casual twists and turns this book took, and the hint of Wonderland wasn’t too heavy throughout. It headed in the perfect direction, interweaving a teenage friendship with the fantasy world of Wonderland.

I also loved the fact that this book closely followed a difficult friendship, and didn’t include too much romance. The hint was more than enough, and gave the book a unique feel.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It was so intriguing and heartwarming at the same time – showing the strength of true friends. A really great read and one I’d definitely recommend for 9+, but teenagers too!

☽ ☽ ☽ ☽ ☽
5 out of 5 moons

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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