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Splintered (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews



A darkly beautiful and highly engaging novel, Howard’s Splintered takes you on a trip down the Rabbit Hole. It is there you will be presented with a lush but somewhat gothic Wonderland, one full of half-truths and half-hearted promises.  In this land, creatures may help you, but are just as likely to eat you.  Howard’s storytelling will leave you just as torn as Alyssa between Wonderland and the Real World- and may even leave you questioning who you really are deep down inside.

Katherine of Books Inc. Laurel Village



Description


This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1419704281
ISBN-13: 9781419704284
Published: Harry N. Abrams, 01/01/2013
Pages: 384
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 14
Maximum Age: UP
Minimum Grade Level: 9th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: Up