This story/version surprised me (in a good way). I'd always loved the story of Alice in Wonderland as a kid and I'm a big fan of Gustav's other series "Jeremy's Run". My fiancé and I live in west LA so the Jeremy's Run stories really hit home and got us thinking about escape plans, preparations, and generally got us paranoid. Kidding! Sort of... we really do love that series though.
When I saw that Gustav had put out this other "21 Century Rendition" of Alice, I was curious and figured I'd give it a read. I had read the original back in junior high I think.
So good! I mostly remember the Disney cartoon from when I was a kid and forgot that there were so many extra scenes not in the movie. I thought Gustav did a great job bringing Alice into a modern world without losing Carroll's charm. Favorite part - the dialogue between Alice and the Mouse, and Alice and the Caterpillar. Gustav added his unique philosophical musings that created a richness to the scenes that I wasn't expecting.
This is a fun, short read that I would highly recommend for kids, teens... and people who like classics. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found myself completely engaged and in many ways, liking it more than I thought I would. Great job!
I also like the image on the cover of Alice as a spunky red-head in boots rather than the blonde Disney-version. Well played.