Who remembers reading ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ by Lewis Carroll? Have you ever wondered what happened next? Alice has always been one of our favorite books so this seemed like an interesting concept . Author H.J. Ramsay has taken it upon herself to imagine what’s next!
‘Ever Alice A Novel’ by H.J. Ramsay seems to pick up where Carroll left off sort of. The story starts off with Alice in a care center ‘asylum’ as a resident and it seems to Alice a lot of similarities to another place that she kind of remembers from younger days. Alice is working through her mental issues and when waiting for a treatment Alice sees an old friend and takes her back to Wonderland to help other old friends, but Alice will see many differences from the Wonderland she remembers, and so will the reader of ‘Ever Alice’.
H.J. Ramsay has given the Wonderland characters real names as in our world that Alice seems not to want to be a part. The Wonderland characters must learn a way to make ‘Wonderland’ wonderful again for all you live there. Alice has many decisions to make and to see how the relationships in Wonderland relate to her real life and which is more important to her. ‘Ever Alice’ is a novel of making choices and H.J. Ramsay wrote this version as a contemporary story of a grown up Alice and how Alice will come to grips with her life as a whole. This is a story that has many decisions good and bad that Alice and the Wonderland characters have to make to help them feel safe and understood.
‘Ever Alice’ is a book that could be used as a supplemental reading for counseling and psychology students who want to help the mentally ill in some way to see how these people see their reality for what is or not. One question that readers could ask is ‘What are/is the relationship the you/we hold dear in our lives.
Alice’s stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows—it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she’s willing to do anything to leave, which includes agreeing to an experimental procedure. When Alice decides at the last minute not to go through with it, she escapes with the White Rabbit to Wonderland and trades one mad house for another: the court of the Queen of Hearts. Only this time, she is under orders to take out the Queen. When love, scandal, and intrigue begin to muddle her mission, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the chopping block.
Red Rogue Press
About the Author
H.J. Ramsay has loved fantasy ever since she was a child. Growing up, she was influenced by movies such as the Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, and Legendas well as books and short stories, such as The Collected Works of Brothers Grimm. As such, she is drawn to fantasy with a darker side to its glittery world and the idea that things are never what they seem. Ever Alice is her first published novel. Ever Alice is her first published novel. http://hjramsay.com/
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