Wonderland By Barbara O’Connor was an enjoyable read for Luciana V, so much so that she is interested in reading Wish, by the same author. This is the last book she will have read this summer before school starts, and it was a great way to end her fun summer reading adventures. Two friends and a dog, what could be better.
Mavis Jeeter is fearless and bold, but she has never lived in one place long enough to have a real best friend. Her flighty mother has uprooted them again to another new home and taken a job as a housekeeper for the Tully family. Mavis wants this home to be permanent—which means finding herself a best friend.
Rose Tully is a worrier who feels like she doesn’t quite fit in with the other girls in her neighborhood. Her closest friend is Mr. Duffy, but he hasn’t been himself since his dog died. Rose may have to break a few of her mother’s many rules to help Mr. Duffy—and find someone who really understands her.
Henry has run away from home, but he craves kindness and comfort—and doesn’t know where to look for them.
Luciana V gives us some thoughts on the book below:
Why did you like this book?
I liked it because they go all different places
What was your favorite part of the book?
When Mavis and Rose become best friends
Who would you like to be friends with in real life if you could?
Grace, because she is nice to her little sister Rose and nice to her friend Mavis
If you could change the title of the book, what would you change it to?
Two best friends
Were the illustrations on the cover of the characters like you imagined them in your head?
I thought Henry would be smaller