Book Review: Alice I Have Been by: Melanie Benjamin

This book was a story about the little girl who inspired the work Alice in Wonderland. This book was a bit disturbing to me. The whole story, while with some historical facts and some fiction, basically had what, most likely was, an inappropriate relationship with the author of Alice in Wonderland. The writing was a bit babbly, I had to continue to re-read sections and sentences to get the gist of what was going on and had to actually stop to piece it together. The story didn't flow well in my opinion and I personally didn't like the basis of the book. Also, there were continuous pictures this aforementioned man took of this little girl, in semi-provocative poses, through out the book. I didn't like that as well. To play both sides, this is a book of fiction, and there are other elements of the story, but just couldn't push myself past my original thoughts.

There were quite a few others who also received an ARC (advanced reading copy) of this book and enjoyed it, so my review may deter you, or it may not, that's why we all have our own opinions.

I gave this book 1/5 stars ★

1 comment:

  1. thanks for pointing out the uncomfortable parts. I would never read a book like this.


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