I really loved the title of the novel, even though the size of the novel seemed a bit much. I was surprised that Stephen King said that this novel was his "all-time favourite". A good hundred pages in and I was finding it hard to continue with it. In some places description was confusing, often trying to fit in with the Alice in Wonderland reference of falling down the rabbit hole. I felt that Peter Abrahams was trying to make too many links to other books, like Alice and Sherlock Holmes. There wasn't much action in the end, `cause it could have been action packed with a title that suggests adventure. I felt the ending was rushed, deserving to be stretched out longer if Abrahams wanted to spend so long on silly school and sport details in other places. I'm glad I am not like Ingrid, the main character or one of her friends because she constantly lies to their faces and I can't believe that she isn't caught out, a number of times, by friends or family. Ingrid doesn't have to tell half the lies she does.
The book is about thirteen year old Ingrid who finds herself connected with a murder `cause her football boots are left at the crime scene. Instead of informing the police that she saw the murdered victim the day of her death, Ingrid decides to sneak out of her house at night and in to the flat of the victim, Crazy Katie. Ingrid steals the trainers back, disturbing the crime scene. Someone wearing trainers with green paint slashed over them turn up, as she hides under a bed. Two men are arrested for the murder, but Ingrid still doesn't mention anything to the police. Skipping school, acting sick, sneaking out of the house, driving illegally in her granddads car are all examples of how Ingrid chooses to rebel and try and find out more information about Katie. Ingrid also plays on the school football team and is part of a local drama team. She gets the part of Alice.