Incredibly Alice

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Overview

Get ready to start your own incredible, amazing life…right?

Alice McKinley is standing on the edge of something new—and half afraid she might fall off. Graduation is a big deal—that gauntlet of growing up that requires everyone she’s known since forever to make huge decisions that will fling them here and there and far from home. But what if Alice wants to be that little dandelion seed that doesn’t scatter? What if she doesn’t have the heart to fly off into the horizon on the ...

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Overview

Get ready to start your own incredible, amazing life…right?

Alice McKinley is standing on the edge of something new—and half afraid she might fall off. Graduation is a big deal—that gauntlet of growing up that requires everyone she’s known since forever to make huge decisions that will fling them here and there and far from home. But what if Alice wants to be that little dandelion seed that doesn’t scatter? What if she doesn’t have the heart to fly off into the horizon on the next big breeze? And what if that starts to make her feel like staying close to home means she’s a little less incredible than her friends—and her boyfriend Patrick?

Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is be honest with yourself—and sometimes the most incredible thing you can do is sneak a little fun into all this soul-searching.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This book picks up where Alice in Charge (S & S, 2010), left off. Alice begins her second trimester of senior year with the realization that she's never competed for anything before. In an effort to make the most of her remaining time, she decides to try out for one of the lead roles in the school musical, but landing it means cutting back on her other activities and meeting new people. Will she be able to stay faithful to her boyfriend, Patrick, while he's at college? And what will happen next year, when Patrick studies abroad in Spain and her friends are all at different schools? Although it's refreshing to read a YA novel in which the female protagonist is smart and funny and has a good relationship with her family, readers new to the series will long for something more exciting from Alice and her one-dimensional friends. Very little happens in this installment; the plot lacks focus and drags along slowly. The resolutions are too neat, and the writing walks a fine line between being sunny and saccharine. Purchase for avid fans of the series.—Rachael Myers-Ricker, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY
Children's Literature - Haley Maness
Alice is finally in her senior year of high school and is satisfied with the way her life has turned out. She has a steady college boyfriend, and a tight-knit group of loyal friends, as well as a job and a new car. In the second semester, Alice decides to try out for the school play, "Cheaper By the Dozen." She feels as if she can deeply relate to oldest sister Anne. When she and her two best friends get three of the lead roles, they are very excited, because the play will be their final "experience" of senior year before prom. Alice runs into trouble when her on-stage boyfriend wants their relationship to be offstage as well. Alice is a relatable, realistic portrayal of a high school senior and readers that have grown up alongside her will recognize familiar milestones from their own lives reflected in Alice's. Although this series now has over 25 books, each new addition is a fresh look at a teenage life. Reviewer: Haley Maness
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This book picks up where Alice in Charge (S & S, 2010), left off. Alice begins her second trimester of senior year with the realization that she's never competed for anything before. In an effort to make the most of her remaining time, she decides to try out for one of the lead roles in the school musical, but landing it means cutting back on her other activities and meeting new people. Will she be able to stay faithful to her boyfriend, Patrick, while he's at college? And what will happen next year, when Patrick studies abroad in Spain and her friends are all at different schools? Although it's refreshing to read a YA novel in which the female protagonist is smart and funny and has a good relationship with her family, readers new to the series will long for something more exciting from Alice and her one-dimensional friends. Very little happens in this installment; the plot lacks focus and drags along slowly. The resolutions are too neat, and the writing walks a fine line between being sunny and saccharine. Purchase for avid fans of the series.—Rachael Myers-Ricker, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY
Kirkus Reviews

The newest entry in a series that sits proudly in second place on the ALA's list of Most Banned/Challenged titles of the 21st century (behind Harry) takes its insecure but sensible 17-year-old narrator through her final semester of high school.

Alice navigates past such fixed points as Senior Prom, Prank Day and graduation as well as more personal triumphs and tribulations, from getting one of those flat business envelopes from her first-choice college to finding out that her boyfriend Patrick will be spending the next year in Spain. As ever, Naylor-as-Alice fills the interstices with teachable moments including (but not limited to) the short-lived appearance of a "Restricted Reading" shelf in the school library, watching an older co-worker and her loving husband with their new baby, coping with stress-related insomnia, attending a pregnant classmate's baby shower and wedding and reacting to a friend's admission that she's saving up for a labiaplasty. It's all embedded in a milieu of quotidian detail, familiar characters and memories from previous episodes that add both continuity and a matter-of-fact credibility to the advice and insight.

The author leaves Alice and friends posing for graduation pictures and looking forward to pre-college summer jobs aboard a cruise ship that will frame the next few volumes in this richly entertaining, reliable and informative guide to growing up. (Fiction. 13-15)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416975533
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: Alice Series , #23
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 392,179
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.72 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Wow

    This is a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

    One of the most amazing series I've ever had the pleasure of reading!!!!

    I have read every book in this series and every year I await the release of the next one in line. Its amazing that this year it is being released on my birthday.....what a nice little present to myself :)

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    Will be amazing!

    I love the other one's and I've been waiting for another one to come out! I'm so excited!! It's coming out on my birthday and it's going to be about graduating and I'm going to be graduating! So Awesome!!!!!!!! :) :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

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    Not the books i usually read. Im mostly into fiction. Books that feed my imagination. This book was incredibly entertaining and relatable to teens all over america.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2011

    Last book

    Does the series end with this one? I remember reading that she's going to end the series when Alice graduates from high school.

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