Alyssa Gardner, the narrator, is descended from Alice Liddell, of Alice in Wonderland fame, and as one can imagine this has led to a certain amount of teasing in school. However, Alyssa has also inherited the family madness that led to her grandmother’s death, and her mother’s placement in an asylum. Like the other women in her family, Alyssa can hear bugs and flowers speaking to her. It actually serves as the inspiration for her art, as she makes mosaics of dead bugs to keep it under control. However, as the novel continues, Alyssa starts witnessing things that make her realize that she and her mother aren’t mad – they really can hear the bugs speaking to them, and Alice really went down a rabbit hole a hundred years ago, leaving the women of her family cursed for the things she did in Wonderland. In order to save herself and her mother, Alyssa realizes she must go to Wonderland and fix what Alice did. Full review.