Splintered – 31 Days of Great Books – Book 7

standard October 8, 2013 Leave a response
Book 7
Splintered, by A. G. Howard
I adore reading fantastic books, and by that I don’t just mean books that are great, I mean books with fantastic elements, as in things you don’t usually see in our every day lives. 
Life is complicated, it’s gnarly, it’s so very… real. I like stories where I can encounter magic, fairies, and all sorts of things that remind me that I can really and truly escape into the story without having to worry about reality getting in the way. 
What can I say, I read to escape. 
One of my very favorite writer’s tricks is when writers take classic stories and twist them into something new. You get something familiar enough to lull you into comfort, but different enough to get your imagination hopping. 
This book, written for the Young Adult crowd, but delightful enough for anyone, features a modern twist on the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. The story starts off seriously grounded in a painful reality and slowly takes off into the fantastic. It’s something I’m sure every teen facing a tough moment wishes would really happen. Escapism at its best. 
Read this book if: You’re a sucker for fairy tales. You love stories about bad-ass girl heroines. You have a soft spot for stories about mother/daughter relationships. 
Would this make a good book club book? It would make a fabulous book club book for a teen book club. It probably would fall short for a grown-up club.

Want to read the other books on this list? Here they are!

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