America. Proud, full of opportunity and wonder. Natural and man-made wonders that are her best face looking at the world and saying, “Here, I am! Here’s the power of my dream!” But, what about the dark side of freedom? The holes in the soul that opportunity can leave? The stories that you hear and are always ready to dismiss, because, “That’s something that only happens when things get out of hand.” What about the side of you that only an outsider can see?
Not a whole lot of people can identify with an English schoolgirl falling down a rabbit hole, though enough of us have daydreamed of exploring a strange wonderland. Micheline Hess takes a familiar story and introduces us to Lilly Brown, a young girl who dreads the boredom of a summer filled with chores and health food and ends up trapped in a world that makes even less sense to her than the once she misplaced.