Izzy Moffit’s Road to Wonderland

Title: Izzy Moffit’s Road to Wonderland 

Series: Road to Wonderland

Author: Victoria L. James

Release Date: Out now Go get it!

Reviewer: Lita Thomas

Stars: 4.5 (☆☆☆☆.5)

Izzy Moffit’s Road to Wonderland was a book which I was not quite sure what genre the book fits into but I can say I really enjoyed this book. The story was well told and I had a hard time putting this book down. This was the story of a girl Isabella Moffit and her life with her best friend, Paris. The story spans from age 10 to about 31 years. The trials and tribulations of growing up and coming of age are told in such a way that I was never bored or felt the story dragged. The story starts with Izzy living with a physically abuse father who not only beats on the mother but her as well. Her only sanctuary is at her best friends Paris’s house with her and her family who try and keep her safe. Izzy endures many situations trying to find her way to Wonderland and the journey was well worth the read. Just be prepared for the ending which I did not see coming but I do look forward to the next installment in Izzy and Paris’s life.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Izzy-Moffits-Road-Wonderland-Book-ebook/dp/B00OFZ2OSW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416247417&sr=8-1&keywords=Izzy+Moffit%27s+Road+to+Wonderland

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23250695-izzy-moffit-s-road-to-wonderland?from_search=true

Book Description on Amazon:

Making it to seventeen in one piece isn’t usually a concern for your average teenager, but if there’s one thing Isabella Moffit has never been, it’s average. Dragged through life by parents who couldn’t care less and surrounded by violence on a daily basis, Izzy reaches that epic birthday milestone in her life with only one person to thank for getting her there: her best friend and soul sister, Paris Hemsworth.Vowing to stand side by side through thick and thin since they were four years old, the two of them have made it this far and are confident that now is their time to tackle the world head on, one shaky, naive little footstep at a time.Except they have no idea what awaits them both on the other side of adulthood, and before either one of them can strap on their hard hat, they’re taking so many knocks and bruises that Izzy’s childhood suddenly seems like a stroll in the park.Dodging as many bullets as they can along the way, Izzy tries to hold on to Paris’ hand for as long as possible without either one of them slipping away. But no-one ever told them how rough their journey would be. No-one told them that friends and family would change or leave along the way. And no-one told them that for every good intention they have, there’s a thousand people out there with bad ones, waiting to rip them apart.
About this author:

Victoria L James is a teenage girl stuck in a thirty-something year-old’s body. Living somewhere ‘oop north’ in England, she has had a strong passion for words and stories going as far back as she can remember, which she credits to her grandmother and her love of reading anything that was on sale and cheap from the local market stall. Never once did she think she would release a novel, though. At best, she thought her love of language and her ability to create stories in her mind would provide her with a ‘get out of jail free’ card whenever she messed up and her parents were mad at her during her teenage years… and when even that didn’t work out, she thought she was pretty much done for.

When an opportunity presented itself for her to take a back seat from paid working life for a few years, she knew straight away that she had to try and write about a few of these worlds she’d come up with along the way, and quieten all the voices in her head without racking up a heavy psychiatry bill for the pleasure.

Wearing her heart on her sleeve and trying to lighten her friends’ and family’s lives with naff, and more often than not, badly-timed, nineties jokes, she has yet to learn the art of knowing when to shut up. Which is another reason writing became a passion of hers. With pen and paper, there are no limits.

A firm believer in never quitting, with a ridiculous obsession for all things Rocky, she hopes that one day she writes a story that will inspire at least one person out there to keep on going if they’re struggling. Other than that, she’s just a regular old converse wearing, corona sipping, English version of Chandler Bing, who loves and adores her family more than life itself. Oh, and she also has two cats. Every writer has to mention their cats, right?

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8575565.Victoria_L_James

Goodreads Author Blog: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8575565.Victoria_L_James/blog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VLJAuthor?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Twitter: @Victoria_LJames

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