Alice I have been is basically the story told from the point of view of Alice Liddell, the little girl who inspired Alice's Adventures Under Ground". Throughout the 350 pages of this "fake" autobiography, we discover facts and stories about all the people that surrounded the two almost mythical figures of Alice Liddell and Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) and, most importantly, their ambiguous relationship to one another and the way it affected the rest of their lives. As I immersed myself in the novel, I kept forgetting that it was fictional; I often pulled myself out of the story only to tell myself, "come on. this is just a novel", and yet I felt like the real Alice was speaking to me, sharing with me her secrets, her fears, her dreams. Much of the narration jumps across time, missing huge blocks of significant parts of her life, only to slowly get back into them, little by little. One of the key elements of the whole tale is, of course, the rupture of the friendship between Dodgson and the Liddell family; the reader doesn't understand right away what happened and discovers, at the same time as Alice does as she searches through her memory, pieces of the puzzle that come together painfully right at the end of the book - and of her life, as she is past 80 years old and finally ready to face the terrible afternoon that changed her destiny. I would excitedly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in discovering a little more about how Alice in Wonderland came to be and willing to stay up way past 3 AM on a week night, considering the book is so hard to put down...