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Friday, August 19, 2011


 Wonderland by Joanna Nadin
 Pages: 208
 Series: N/A
 Release Date:  February 22, 2011
Publisher:  Candlewick Press

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Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status and her pathetic dad, who hasn’t gotten past her mother’s death. The one bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab, a prestigious program in London. Then Stella, Jude’s childhood best friend, swaggers in after years away. With bold and magnetic Stella by her side, Jude knows she’s capable of anything. But Stella’s influence extends well beyond the theater. Soon Stella’s wild and dangerous streak begins to cause trouble for Jude -- yet Jude can’t bring herself to abandon Stella and the attention she’s always craved. And besides, now that Stella’s back, there’s no stopping her. In Jude’s dark and tangled story, British author Joanna Nadin plumbs the aftermath of loss and the consequences of becoming the person you always wished you were.   

She’s back. Jude’s childhood friend -- sexy, daring Stella-- returns to their stifling hometown, and life will never be the same again.

First Thoughts: I was like ooh, the author has my first name! (Yep, that's how it started) and the plot sounded interesting so I decided to check it out.

Cover: It's not the best cover, but I still really like it!

Setting: The setting Churchtown where Jude wishes to leave. The perfect decent beginning setting, then the Lab, a program in London where she wants to get into. The setting is slightly confusing, but it was great.

Characters: Wow, I really love Ed. He is so sweet and caring. Emily is the B-word and so is her boyfriend, Blair. Jude is an excellent narrator, she feels like a outcast which she is and always wishes to be love her best friend, Stella who isn't really only her "friend", but more. No more talking about Stella's and Jude's relationship or it will spoiled it. Stella is everything Jude wanted to be. Beautiful and amazing. I love all of the character and Joanna is an excellent writer.

Plot- The plot at first seem like a normal plot, but it was so surprising at the end making me gasp and say "what the hell happen?" Jude's life is no normal plot, it's surprising.

Recommands: People who wished to be someone else.

Rate: ★ 5/5 STARS

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