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Splintered Essay On Alice In Wonderland

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Published in 2013 by Amulet Paperbacks, Splintered is the first book of the heart-warming Splintered series written by A.G Howard, filled to the brim with heartbreaks, sacrifices, and betrayals. There are multiple genres in which this book fits in. These genres include Romance, Adventure, and Fantasy, with some scenes of affection and many more adventures, laced with difficulties and trials. The protagonist of Splintered is a naive and stubborn teenage girl named Alyssa Gardner with a strange hobby of using insects for her morbid mosaics and also the daughter of a father with a mysterious past and a mother in an asylum for attempted murder. And the antagonist? Well, that’s up to you to decide.

Howard bases the book on Alice in Wonderland by
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It is told in Alyssa’s point of view. Howard has somehow weaved all these fantastically complex and interesting details into one book perfectly. It fits into most of the things that Alice in Wonderland introduces but makes the reader think that all of the beauty and the light is mistaken, for this book is set in a dark and mad landscape with creatures inside of which Tim Burton would be proud of. In Wonderland, Howard makes Wonderland make no sense. As Morpheus says:
“You understand the logic behind the illogical, Alyssa.”
Morpheus is stating that there is sense behind nonsense, which is complete and utterly nonsense. Which sort of makes sense, because it is Wonderland they are talking about, where there is ‘logic behind the illogical’.

Personally, this book is one of the best books I have ever read. I am really into this book and the way that it jumps off of Alice in Wonderland makes it really enticing, perhaps because I am a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland. The detail of the setting, the characters, and the emotions make it very realistic and full of life as if you could almost hear the heartbeat of each of the characters in the book. This is truly a must-read and I highly recommend this
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