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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (163 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Nadin Narrator: Sarah Coomes Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781455800568
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Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status at the Royal Duchy School and her pathetic dad, who hasn’t gotten past her mum’s death. The only bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab in London. It takes a lot of nerve to apply to such a prestigious program, and Jude’s not sure she can do it. Then Judes’s childhood best friend, Stella, returns. Stella, sexy and bold, and ten times cooler than Jude. With Stella by her side, Jude knows she’s capable of anything.

But Stella’s influence extends well beyond the theater. She quickly creeps into every part of Jude’s life, bringing Jude the attention she’s always craved. So even when Stella’s behavior takes a dangerous turn, Jude can’t bring herself to abandon her best friend. And anyway, now that Stella’s back, there’s no stopping her.

In Jude’s dark and tangled story, Joanna Nadin explores the aftermath of loss and the consequences of becoming the person you always wished you were.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefani | 2/13/2014

    " I loved this story. However, to truly enjoy it, you have to just read it. Don't think about it. There is a great twist at the end, but I saw it coming from the beginning (maybe I read a review I don't remember?), which ruined the effect of the book. In the story, it is frustrating that she finds solace with a guy. Can't a girl just cope by herself? Still, a great story of a girl working through her problems, regardless of who she is with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/3/2014

    " The kind of ending I love books to have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The BookWhisperer | 1/28/2014

    " Wonderland is a mix of young adult romance and psychological suspense. Jude was a very innocent, and mindful young girl. Sadly, she is trying to survive in a life with the lack of a mother. Since losing her mother it seems she is completely alone; when he father falls to the dangerous grasp of alcohol. At seventeen years old Jude is on the brink of life changing decisions; as they begin to grow overwhelming she finds herself desperately craving the return of her childhood friend Stella. The wild and carefree Stella would never question major decisions such as the ones that Jude seems to be facing. As if a granted wish from her Fairy Godmother; Stella returns and life does not seem to resolve itself quite as easier as Jude at anticipated. When things begin to grow out of control Jude must find a way to separate herself from her friend, although this may prove to be impossible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/18/2014

    " The beginning is a bit slow, but towards the end the story picks up speed-- and becomes more disturbing. It's a good book, but I'd probably only recommend it for people in high school or older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauraine | 1/17/2014

    " I definitely couldn't put the book down. It's too good. If you've ever lived in the shadow of others, this is a must-read. Or even if you didn't live in the shadow of others, this is a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristina | 12/29/2013

    " I feel like I would have appreciated this more in middle school, because I saw the twist coming in the first chapter so it made the rest of the book kind of boring. And even if I hadn't figured it out the first 5/6 of the book was boring anyway and Jude was a lame character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyla Biernacki | 11/22/2013

    " This book has an amazing twist! It keeps you on edge the whole time, you will never expect it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 7/6/2013

    " (3.5)I figured out the "twist" somewhere around page 5, but still, there was something about it that had me reading til the wee hours of the night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oceandreamer001 | 2/24/2013

    " Really, really good. I totally didn't understand what was happening until the story unfolded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessie | 7/28/2012

    " This was a bit too much like Choker for me, in that I felt the author was going for a big reveal but instead I could see what was coming a mile away. Having said that, I think the author told a good story and enjoyed reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ally | 5/11/2012

    " I just didn't like this book. It was a little odd. Okay, a lot odd. The girl was sixteen and had an evil imaginary friend!!! How can that not be odd? Oh well. Joanna Nadin is still a good writer, I just don't like the plot. =\ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 3/2/2012

    " Joanna Nadin's Wonderland was a surprisingly thrilling book. I picked it up with little expectations, but was blown away with how intense the plot develops throughout the novel. DEFINITELY GREAT READ "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Porsche | 4/22/2011

    " I hated this book. Didn't read all of it.
    Wow, there is a lot of lushes in this book. I just read Choker by Elizabeth Woods, so the ending didn't even surprise me one bit. Same central theme. Waste of a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Verena | 4/16/2011

    " Honestly, who wouldn't be able figure out what was going on in this book 20 pages in? It's a shame it was so obvious, as the book was quite good otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 3/29/2011

    " (3.5)I figured out the "twist" somewhere around page 5, but still, there was something about it that had me reading til the wee hours of the night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/9/2011

    " Loved this book! I had an inkling of what was really going on and was a bit surprised to see I was right. The writing and voice were brilliant, kudos Miss Nadin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyla | 1/28/2011

    " This book has an amazing twist! It keeps you on edge the whole time, you will never expect it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oceandreamer001 | 1/25/2011

    " Really, really good. I totally didn't understand what was happening until the story unfolded. "

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About the Author
Author Joanna NadinJoanna Nadin is the author of numerous books for young readers. Wonderland is her first young adult novel to be published in the United States. A former special adviser to the prime minister, Joanna Nadin freelances as a government speechwriter. She lives in Bath, England.
About the Narrator

Sarah Coomes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and spent three blissful years there, learning how to cry, speak Shakespeare, and stage fight like a tiger. She is a comedienne and an actress, appearing in numerous television shows in England, including a recurring role as Nurse Leonard in the popular series EastEnders. She won the 2008 Westminster Prize for her play Hookie and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2011.