December 23, 2009


The Alice Series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Reviewed by Segan

Alice on Her Way
By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Alice on Her Way is a novel that makes you want more when you're only on the first page. Again, only girls will LOVE this book and want to read the rest of the Alice series.

Alice on Her Way is about how Alice is finally turning sixteen and can now get her license. AND she and her class are going on a trip to New-York city where they plan to have parties and good times! But her eleventh grade year with all the driving lessons and schoolwork is harder then she thought it would be. And if it wasn't bad enough, her boyfriend is too clingy and Alice realizes that turning sixteen has its ups and downs.

This novel is really smart, realistic and funny. Make sure you check out all of the other Alice novels too! And just like all of the other Alice novels, it always gives you something to smile about in the end.

Alice On The Outside
By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

This Alice book was one of the OKAY books in the Alice series. Yes, it was funny at times, but the overall book is not something I would read again.

Alice On The Outside is about how Alice's life is changing drastically. Yet, she is ready for her future, especially when her Aunt and cousin come to visit. Alice feels like she can ask her cousin all she needs to know about boys but is mistaken when she finds out the truth. Then, as things couldn't go worse, the eighth grade formal is coming up and something Alice didn't know could happen, happens.

Alice On The Outside is a book for ages 12 and up is mostly a read for girls. In my opinion, Alice on The Outside is one of the Alice books that you just read so you can understand the series. But still, the book is not horrible and is sort of enjoyable.

Almost Alice
By: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Almost Alice is one of the best Alice books ever! Yes, all of the other Alice books are books that you can relate to, but this one, everyone can relate to no matter what. The book can get boring at times but its worth the wait because most parts of the book are amazing!

In Almost Alice, Alice is realizing that she has always been a good best friend to Pamela and Liz. Alice starts to think about where she stands in their friendship and whether or not she is just a shoulder to cry on. Then, if things couldn't get more complicated, Patrick starts to talk to Alice more and asks her out to his senor prom after she broke up with him 2 years ago. Throughout the book, Alice finds out that her friends need her more than she thinks. Especially in sticky situations...

This book flows pretty well and rarely gets boring. Mostly girls will like this book from ages 12 and up. Almost Alice is a really good book and I'm pretty sure other girls will like it too.

Librarian's note:
Please look for Phyllis Naylor in a previous post about authors with Takoma Park connections.. In some of the books Alice lives here in TP.

Posted by library at December 23, 2009 04:11 PM
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