Allie's Adventure on the Wonder

Allie's Adventure on the Wonder

by Erika Adams

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“I knew you were a good mad!” “What's that supposed to mean?” “I know you’re mad because you talk to me . . .” Allie Little lives in a perpetual Wonderland . . . with all of the confusion and none of the wonder. Diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder, Allie is continually forced down a rabbit-hole of contradiction and misunderstanding. Whatever Allie reads, sees, or hears can—and does—turn into nonsense, and the time to be “curiouser and curiouser” about her surroundings is a luxury that the more “sensible” but less patient people around her seldom allow. But one day, she takes a trip on a ferry called the Wonder and meets a mentally unstable yet wise man named Charlie. It is through her unlikely friendship with this mad character that Allie learns not only to better cope with her condition, but to find the courage to make her way in the real world.

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ISBN-13: 9781483533711
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 07/28/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 51
File size: 296 KB
Age Range: 13 Years

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Allie's Adventure on the Wonder 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite Allie's Adventure on the Wonder by Erika Adams is a beautiful attempt to educate people about the medical condition, Auditory Processing Disorder, (APD) in an entertaining, yet effective manner. Allie is a 14-year-old girl who suffers from APD. Due to her condition, she is constantly bullied by three girls at her school. She does not share this problem with her mom. She feels annoyed with these bullies, but things change when she meets "bad mad" Charlie. Although she doesn't know it, her life is going to change for good. When I picked this book, I had no idea about APD. The author's expert and flawless narration helped me in understanding the thought processes of people affected by this condition. I could not help but applaud the narration of Erika. The influence of Lewis Carroll's work is visible in Allie's Adventure on the Wonder throughout the read. The opening lines of the story scared me because I thought this book might end up being the exact same story as that of Alice in Wonderland. But, to my relief, Erika is a smart author who has used that book only as an inspiration. The author has touched on two major social issues: 1. The ignorance of bullies can prove to be more fatal than one can anticipate; 2. APD patients -- or any other patient, for that matter -- must be accepted and not mocked. The characters are well placed and described. This is a very short story aimed at drawing attention to an ignored problem that must be addressed. A little bit of the word play managed to keep the book from taking a very serious tone. I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy a short story with a message.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks & smiles broadly when she sees Rex. (My bio is in res two.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very insightful. I found this story helped me to understand this learning disability.