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Incredibly Alice
     

Incredibly Alice

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
 

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With graduation, a wedding, a pregnancy, and a college decision in store, the end of high school is harder—and more emotional—than Alice ever imagined.

It’s the last semester of senior year, and while Alice and most of her friends are out looking for prom dresses, another classmate is shopping for a wedding dress—with room enough

Overview

With graduation, a wedding, a pregnancy, and a college decision in store, the end of high school is harder—and more emotional—than Alice ever imagined.

It’s the last semester of senior year, and while Alice and most of her friends are out looking for prom dresses, another classmate is shopping for a wedding dress—with room enough for a baby bump. It’s strange to see someone she’s known for so long make the big leap into adulthood. “Till death do us part” won’t be coming out of Alice’s or Patrick’s lips for a long time—especially because they aren’t going to be able to even SEE each other for more than a year. Patrick is about to leave for Spain, and prom night could be the last time they’re together until the following summer! But Alice isn’t sure how “memorable” she wants to make it….
Full of the ups and downs of being a teen—and all the big and small moments along the way, Alice’s senior year is something readers have been waiting for. Will graduation feel like the end of childhood...or the beginning of something new?

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
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416975533
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Series:
Alice Series , #23
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.72(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile:
820L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Incredibly Alice 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Smiley10 More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!! :) :)
SammieJ981 More than 1 year ago
Incredibly Alice is an amazing book, the Alice series in general are amazing. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor really puts Alice through the true high school experiences that almost every high school girl goes through. I recommend that a reader starts at the beginning of the series. I have been reading since the beginning. Alice and Patrick are meant to be together forever!! I love these book and I am very thankful for them. Sometimes, and I know this sounds funny but I honestly ask myself, "What would Alice do?" It is funny because sometimes it does help me through weird situations. I have not finished the series yet, I am working on it. I am currently reading Alice On Board. I have the last Alice book currently sitting on my shelf and it is almost self discipline to not open it and find out what happens. I love the Alice series. Thank you Phyllis Reynolds Naylor so very very much!!! 
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Absolutely fantastic!!!! Just like a typical Alice book, filled with adventure, love, and excitement!!!!!!!!
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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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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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