Back in England, readers follow a parallel narrative as friends and family realize both Alice and Ada are missing. Maguire adds characters within the frame of Carroll's original work while also exploring some themes of disability, women's roles and racism.
I always leave feeling disappointed and underwhelmed. Furthermore, I often find myself interpreting that the author has a quite negative view of women. Overall, he took a story filled with imagination and made it rather boring. I trudged through to the end, hoping to find redemption but, for me, there was none.
Final rating: 2 out of 5 stars
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