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It's Not Like I Planned It This Way: Including Alice; Alice on Her Way; Alice in the Know
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It's Not Like I Planned It This Way: Including Alice; Alice on Her Way; Alice in the Know

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by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
 
The ups and downs of high school life continue in the second and third bind-ups in the Alice series. In It’s Not Like I Planned It This Way, Alice’s sophomore year is chock full of change, from a new living arrangement, to a possible new relationship, to the newfound freedom that comes with driving. And in Please Don’t Be True,

Overview

The ups and downs of high school life continue in the second and third bind-ups in the Alice series. In It’s Not Like I Planned It This Way, Alice’s sophomore year is chock full of change, from a new living arrangement, to a possible new relationship, to the newfound freedom that comes with driving. And in Please Don’t Be True, the adventure of growing up continues in Alice’s junior year, when she and her friends deal with issues like a pregnancy scare and a heartbreaking good-bye. But no matter what changes, Alice is as relatable as ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442417205
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Alice Series
Edition description:
Bind-Up
Pages:
781
Sales rank:
247,518
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 2.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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Meet the Author

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

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It's Not Like I Planned It This Way: Including Alice; Alice on Her Way; Alice in the Know 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
AvidEntertainmentQueen More than 1 year ago
This is only the second book in the Alice series that I've had the honor of reading, and I must say: This book is incredible! While reading this book, I felt like Alice was talking to ME. It didn't feel like I was reading a book - it felt like I was reading a secret note from a friend. I highly recommend this book and the entire series. It left me with a smile. I was truly upset when the book was over. You will laugh, cringe, cry, and suprise your way through this extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and life.
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K3L5I More than 1 year ago
This book contains three more of the Alice books.  This set wasn't as good as the first one. The book often seemed like it wasn't going anywhere, or didn't have a point to it.  The characters seemed bland in the book.  Their actions were predictable.  It was still good at times, but overall it was just a bland book that didn't seem to have much of a storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novel It’s Not Like I Planned It This Way tells the story of a teenage girl, trying to survive in her ever changing world.  Going through all the normal changes and awkward situations that most teenagers in the world face, this story is stretched out into over 800 pages, whereas many other novels of its kind are only a couple hundred pages long.  There are no mysterious vampires or enticing werewolves, but only the somewhat self-conscious and occasionally socially awkward main character, Alice.  Alice starts out as a sophomore in high school at the beginning of the novel and throughout she learns and discovers many things about growing up.  Alice is facing the conflicting thoughts she has about her soon to be stepmother, who was also her fourth grade teacher.  Alice also faces many other problems, such as having to balance schoolwork, her friends and a job all at once, along with adjusting to the new changes within in her family.   The author uses situations that most teenagers are similar with as a way for them to relate to the characters and the plot, but at times the issues seem to be immature and quite superficial, such as when Alice gets upset that her dad and new step mom leave for their honeymoon before letting her know.  This book at times almost seems point less, because there are so many pages that are just spent as filler that do nothing but drag on about one unimportant subject.  At times I found myself getting bored and wishing that there were exciting twists and turns, before finally just having to put the book down and take a break for a while.  The plot changes and situations at times began to seem very predictable and left no sense of suspense or wondering up to the readers.  Alice’s character reminds me of so many other teenage girls that are afraid to put themselves out there, but after the first few hundred pages she begins to become somewhat annoying.   I do have to say that Naylor does a good job a describing the characters.  By the end of the book I felt that I knew Alice really well.
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Pinoy-Kid13 More than 1 year ago
is this a series or something?