Girls*Heart* Books: Spotlight on Beware the Little White Rabbit Anthology - Day 2 'They Call Me Alice' by C. Lee McKenzie - Mel's Review

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spotlight on Beware the Little White Rabbit Anthology - Day 2 'They Call Me Alice' by C. Lee McKenzie - Mel's Review

Curiosity often leads to trouble...

Thirteen powerful voices in young adult fiction invite you to journey into startling new Wonderlands in this nod to the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless character, ALICE. 

Mystery. Madness. Mayhem. Each story in this collection will intrigue, bewitch, and enchant. Through rich historicals, castles and keeps, wild wormholes, secret workshops, deadly plagues, and gritty urban explorations, we present new tales of Alice and her white rabbit. 

Whether an intrepid reporter, a would-be car thief, or the last human in a world ruled by machines, at the heart of each story Alice is a girl discovering who she really is in worlds that never fail to surprise.

What wonders await, oh curious reader? Leap down the rabbit hole and discover the truth..


Day Two- Story # 2 

They Call Me Alice by C. Lee McKenzie

Mel's Review : 
There was an air of sadness throughout the majority of this story that pulled on my heartstrings. An orphaned girl in a new country-a whole new culture and name. So much change all at once would be difficult for anyone to bear. I was immediately rooting for this incarnation of Alice to get some sort of happy ending. 

While this tale seemed steeped in heartbreak, there was also the bittersweet joys of moving forward and embracing new things. I really enjoyed this story and will be looking for more from this author. 

My Rating: 

In my other life--the one before I began writing for teens and younger readers--I was a teacher and administrator at California State University, San Jose. My field of Linguistics and Inter-cultural Communication has carried me to a lot of places in the world to explore different cultures and languages. I can say, “Where’s the toilet?” and “I’m lost!” in at least five languages and two dialects. Go ahead. Pat me on the back.

My idea of a perfect day is one or all of the following: starting a new novel, finishing writing a blockbuster novel, hiking on a misty morning trail in the Santa Cruz Mountains, saying Namaste after a great yoga practice, sipping a cappuccino topped at a bustling cafĂ©, reading in front of a fire with snow outside, swimming in an ocean someplace. 

I've just set out my perfect life. Day after day after day.

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