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40 review for Alicia's Misadventures in Computer Land

  1. 5 out of 5

    Arianna

    3/28/15: I realize this book was supposed to be an homage to Lewis Carroll's classic, but I just could not get used to the odd pacing and wacky storyline. It wasn't funny to me, it was just grating. Nothing like the original Alice, and I had such high hopes! The author was a fellow computer programmer & so I had hoped she's really make a gem out of this topic, but I only got 22% in (stopped at "6. A Dormouse Hijacks Me") before I just couldn't take anymore. I thought some of the things she did we 3/28/15: I realize this book was supposed to be an homage to Lewis Carroll's classic, but I just could not get used to the odd pacing and wacky storyline. It wasn't funny to me, it was just grating. Nothing like the original Alice, and I had such high hopes! The author was a fellow computer programmer & so I had hoped she's really make a gem out of this topic, but I only got 22% in (stopped at "6. A Dormouse Hijacks Me") before I just couldn't take anymore. I thought some of the things she did were clever, but the protagonist was just obnoxious and I couldn't follow a lot of what was going on - things moved much too quickly for me; when I finally maybe had a sense of what was going on, the story had already moved 20 paces ahead to another absurd situation entirely. I respect the author for trying because goodness knows it's not easy to make absurdism look as effortless as Carroll did!!! He was certainly a master, and one to be admired. I just could not make this book work for me, and I tried, because I really wanted to. Perhaps I'll try some of the author's other work; maybe that will actually be more software-related than this one?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    I personally did not like this book as much as I thought I would. The story itself was cleverly adapted but the premise was tacky and I found the main character unlikeable. On top of that, the illustrations conveyed great artistic abilities in some instances, but at other times, used illustrations from L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which I felt was also tacky. Overall, this book receives 2 stars. I personally did not like this book as much as I thought I would. The story itself was cleverly adapted but the premise was tacky and I found the main character unlikeable. On top of that, the illustrations conveyed great artistic abilities in some instances, but at other times, used illustrations from L Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which I felt was also tacky. Overall, this book receives 2 stars.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Myndi

    This book was way different than anything else I've ever read, other than the Alice in Wonderland comparisons of course. To put Wonderland inside a computer is truly inventive. And the writing style was such that I really felt as if a 6th grader was telling me the story. The characters were unique and fun and I found myself being drawn into the story and unable to put it down. I definitely recommend this book for people who enjoy retellings, middle grade books, or stories about computers! This book was way different than anything else I've ever read, other than the Alice in Wonderland comparisons of course. To put Wonderland inside a computer is truly inventive. And the writing style was such that I really felt as if a 6th grader was telling me the story. The characters were unique and fun and I found myself being drawn into the story and unable to put it down. I definitely recommend this book for people who enjoy retellings, middle grade books, or stories about computers!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    Alicia's Misadventures in Computer Land: Hackers and Heroes provides a zany take-off on Alice in Wonderland by presenting the story of sixth grade computer hacker genius Alicia, president of the school's Chaos Computer Club, who is known as 'White Rabbit' amongst her computer geek peers. In quite a different, modern take on the original, a storm and computer interactions shrink her into a tiny 'virtual girl' and send her into cyberspace, where she becomes trapped in a computer, facing down a vi Alicia's Misadventures in Computer Land: Hackers and Heroes provides a zany take-off on Alice in Wonderland by presenting the story of sixth grade computer hacker genius Alicia, president of the school's Chaos Computer Club, who is known as 'White Rabbit' amongst her computer geek peers. In quite a different, modern take on the original, a storm and computer interactions shrink her into a tiny 'virtual girl' and send her into cyberspace, where she becomes trapped in a computer, facing down a virus. In such a world, a hacker named Caterpillar and other characters both challenge and help her along. There's enough allusion to the original Alice to prove satisfying; especially to middle school readers who will find comparisons between the two books to be lively and fun. From an ant army anti-virus whose program involves combat and who marches into a WAR file to Alicia's ability to reach her brother in the real world through his obsession with computer games, Alicia's Misadventures in Computer Land is a hilarious, refreshingly different read that will engage middle school grades on up with quite a fun, different perspective on Alice and her modern-day Computerland tribulations. And while its audience is the middle grade levels, it should be mentioned that any adults partial to the old Alice, computer environments, and fantasies featuring a sassy, fun protagonists will find this a compelling, absorbing saga.

  5. 4 out of 5

    HCGD

    This book was so adorable its like a story based on a videogame. Its a book for middle ages but anyone can read it I think. Its good for all ages in my opinion anyways, alicia is a really cute and "irresponsible" girl haha. The story is wacky and fun I finished it really fast. This book was so adorable its like a story based on a videogame. Its a book for middle ages but anyone can read it I think. Its good for all ages in my opinion anyways, alicia is a really cute and "irresponsible" girl haha. The story is wacky and fun I finished it really fast.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tim Baer

  7. 4 out of 5

    Stacia Shelley

  8. 5 out of 5

    Belinda Garcia

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dan S.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James Lynam

  11. 4 out of 5

    Grace

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sign

  13. 5 out of 5

    LBkittyqueen

  14. 5 out of 5

    Robin Garcia

  15. 5 out of 5

    CathT Hou

  16. 4 out of 5

    KayLynn Zollinger

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pam

  18. 5 out of 5

    Belinda Garcia

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dave Olsher

  20. 5 out of 5

    Valeria Saveleva

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    Cesar

  22. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Thornton

  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

    Sovanratana

  25. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Seaberg

  26. 4 out of 5

    cliff rocha

  27. 5 out of 5

    narin

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gene

  29. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Meleo

  30. 5 out of 5

    khanection

  31. 5 out of 5

    Bailey

  32. 4 out of 5

    Aditya Suresh

  33. 5 out of 5

    Joeykutten

  34. 4 out of 5

    Keerthana

  35. 5 out of 5

    Afolabi Adejumo

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    William welch

  37. 4 out of 5

    Damion

  38. 5 out of 5

    phua zheng jun xavier

  39. 4 out of 5

    utpal kalouni

  40. 4 out of 5

    Akshant Singh

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