So yes, I do get tired; tired of pretending to be Alice in Wonderland still always. Although it has been no easier being Alice Pleasance Hargreaves. p.8I enjoyed this book. It was well written and told an interesting story. But I was bothered by the friendship between Alice and Dodgson. The author seemed to want to censure it and make it okay at the same time. The fact that they loved it other was fine. It was crossing the boundary into romantic love that she couldn't seem to decide on. It was written like a pure love tainted by the rumors of others, but real life is rarely that cut and dry. I know it's hard to write a fictional biography and to have to decide where to stray from the path into speculation. And, of course, much of the relationship between the two remains a secret after the destruction of each of their letters and papers from that time.
Beyond that it was interesting to learn more about Alice's life as an adult and her marriage and children. She goes through a lot through her lifetime and is also haunted by the little girl she used to be. Not many people represent the epitome of innocence and childhood and yet Alice must bear that burden even as her life makes her more and more adult.