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Achingly Alice (Alice Series #10)

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  • Posted October 6, 2009

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    Amazingly Alice

    I read all of the Alice books I could get my hands on as an adolescent, and after recently reading Achingly Alice I am reminded why. In this novel Alice McKinley is 13, in the eighth grade, and as engaging as ever.

    In the opening scene Alice decides she needs to plan her life so she can make things happen. With this resolution, she writes down her priorities which include getting her father and Miss Summers married, getting to know other guys (even though she really likes her current boyfriend, Patrick), and improving her closest relationships. Raised without a mother, she is curious about womanhood and what is in store for her. Alice explores the concept of love while watching her favorite teacher, Miss Summers, date her father; however, she becomes confused after knowing that Miss Summers is also going on dates with Mr. Sorringer, the assistant principal. She wonders how it could be possible to love two people simultaneously, but gets a small taste of it herself with Patrick and her friend Sam. Although kissing Patrick brings Alice her first sexual feelings, Sam has become an interest too.

    I would recommend this book for youth ages 11 to 15. Alice is the epitome of a middle school girl. She worries about her body, boys, friends, her family, and what life will bring. These preoccupations make her relatable to middle school girls.

    Achingly Alice contains some candid discussion about masturbation, pelvic exams, and the feelings that come with growing up as a girl. There are concerns about her dad's girlfriend sleeping over and "wife-swapping". While some parents may be uncomfortable with their children reading this book, I believe it may be beneficial for those who feel reticent to share their questions with parents or others. These matters are an important part of adolescence and Alice provides answers. These answers are provided in a way that lets girls know they are normal.

    An easy and entertaining read, I highly recommend Achingly Alice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2006

    lovely alice

    I love this book.I like the part when Patrick and Alice kissed.Why did his mother had to come?I wanted to know what happened.If you want to read a book read Achingly Alice it's great!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Way too young for kids teens only (12and up)

    This book is soooooooooooo lovely. My favorite part is when alice and patrick kiss and have alot of sex. Can't believe that patrick's mom came and they broke up. I can't wait when Ali ce and Patrick gets maried. The auther should make more sex books and maybe sex movies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013


    This is an awesome book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    The perfect read

    Achingly Alice is full if excitement and love. I love the author. I read this book in two hours; i couln't put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012


    Luv it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Great book!

    This seires is the best seires i have ever read! It's so funny!

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    Posted April 26, 2012



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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2004

    Alice and Patrick

    I wish that Patrick's mom didn't come home when she did! I wanted to see what would happen next soooo bad!!! I kinda wish i had a deep relationship like they had before they broke up!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2004

    Most perfect book !!!!!!!!!!

    When you read this book you will picture every single detail that the author wrote. What i hope is that Patrick and Alice get married. They already act like they are in this book. This is a really good book. I loved it!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    Great book!

    I think Achingly Alice is a great book! It's about a girl named Alice who finds a boyfriend named Patrick! But I think it should me a book for girls 12 and up! Because there is a lot of things about sex and gross stuff!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2002

    Good Rainy Day Book

    This is a very engrossing book. I think it should only be for girls twelve and up, as there is a lot of talk about sex, and the kissing. But if you are in seventh grade and need a great book, read this one. It's awesome!

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