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Candlewick Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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She’s back. Jude’s childhood friend — sexy, daring Stella— returns to their stifling hometown, and life will never be the same again.

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.

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Review: Wonderland

User Review  - Amy Ellis - Goodreads

You can find this review on my blog here. Before you read anymore of this post, be warned that I will be posting spoilers because I have to in order to talk about how truly awful this book really is ... Read full review

Review: Wonderland

User Review  - Abbie Plake - Goodreads

Jude lives in small-town Churchtown and she longs to leave to go to a program in London. Yet, Stella, her bubbly childhood friend, shows up and spins Jude's life around. Jude is an outcast to say the ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Joanna Nadin is the author of numerous books for young readers. Wonderland marks her YA debut in the United States. She says, "I wanted to explore the idea of identity, and of wanting to be someone else, which is what I seemed to spend a large part of my teens, and some of my adulthood, doing." She lives in Bath, England.

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