Alice, who is under the thumb of an oppressive parent, is a book lover and uses books to escape her miserable life. In just 14 short pages, Christie creates a world that anyone would want to escape from. Christie is brilliant at balancing the magical with the oppressive throughout the duration of the story. As a reader and book lover with real world commitments like cleaning the house and bringing home the bacon, I could feel Alice's longing to stay holed up with her books versus caring for her mother. I've often felt a similar way on the weekends.
"Alice in Wonderland" by Nancy Christie gets a thumbs up.
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