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The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN

I originally read a short writeup about this book in a magazine about a month ago and immediately went out to buy it. From the moment that I started reading, I could not put this book down. I did not regret my purchase in the least and have found that since I have finis...
I originally read a short writeup about this book in a magazine about a month ago and immediately went out to buy it. From the moment that I started reading, I could not put this book down. I did not regret my purchase in the least and have found that since I have finished the book, I cannot get Dawn's heartbreaking story of resilience and survival out of my head. I was drawn in from the beginning as the story of Dawn's life unfolded in my hands. It is so well written that at times I felt as if I were living in her nightmare. Time after time I would ask my self, "What else can this girl endure?" I agree with other reviewers that this book was quite depressing at times (and that I, too, was worried about Thor); however, it is DEFINITELY worth the read. Dawn is a true inspiration to women and teens alike. I thought that I might be interested in seeing the movie, Wonderland, which was the catalyst for this book, but I have been told that it is not a true depiction of Dawn's story so I have decided not to see it. Dawn was able to turn the horrific experiences of drug addiction, abuse and prostitution into the positive creation of an organization called E.S.T.E.A.M. She is an amazing person and I highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who doubts resiliency and the human spirit.

posted by B_Prutch on October 17, 2010

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2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Don't Bother

Dawn Schiller was a terribly troubled youngster who became involved with the infamous John Holmes. The reader will certainly understand her tragic upbringing, but will come away wondering what part Holmes actually played in her life. He could easily been any other old...
Dawn Schiller was a terribly troubled youngster who became involved with the infamous John Holmes. The reader will certainly understand her tragic upbringing, but will come away wondering what part Holmes actually played in her life. He could easily been any other older, drug addled child molester. You will know who Dawn Schiller was, but you won't have much understanding of who she is today, nor will you understand much about John Holmes.

posted by AikiMIke on June 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Poor. Not what you think.

    You will become so bored with hearing about every little detail of this girl's life prior to and with Holmes you will probably just skip to end and forget about the Wonderland murders which is why you are probably interested in reading it in the first place. The book does not provide the kind of crime information about Wonderland you are probably looking to learn about. It is a very boring book that drags on and on about drug abuse.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Good book

    Sad to think that young children can have their lives turned upside down by adults that claim to love them...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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