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Reluctantly Alice

Reluctantly Alice (edition 1992)

Series: Alice (3)

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Title:Reluctantly Alice
Info:Yearling Books (1992), Paperback
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Tags:Young Adult, Growing-up, Family, Friendship, Alice Series, Teen Romance, Print

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Reluctantly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor



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Alice starts the 7th grade and makes it through the Christmas holidays. Alice copes with a major school bully, the trials and tribulations between friends, and makes a few typically Alice mistakes - well intentioned, but foolish. Her college age brother Lester tries juggling two girls, both of whom love Lester, and both of whom Alice and Lester love. Sexuality takes a bit more of a back seat in this volume. ( )
  fingerpost | Nov 19, 2017 |
I think Alice just keeps getting better and better with each book! I think my favorite thing about this installment is that even though Alice really wants to "get back" at her bully Denise, she chooses to take the high road. That is really courageous and she sets such a great example! I would say the whole series is a "must have." ( )
  Emma_Manolis | Jun 27, 2017 |
This is about when Alice begins junior high school. Alice comes home from the first day and decides that she does not like junior high school. Alice tries to make new friends, but ends up running with the wrong crowd. Read this book to discover if Alice makes it through her first year of junior high school. ( )
  clshelkoff | Nov 24, 2009 |
i LOVED the alice books growing up! i definitely recommend them to all girls around 9-10 and up, and the good news is that she's still writing them! so the series starts out when alice is in elementary school and now she's in high school! ( )
  jfoster_sf | Mar 11, 2009 |
Seventh grade—junior high—is not so great for the motherless Alice McKinley. At first it was because of the lockers, and having to change for P.E., and being pushed along in the crowded hallways. But then as she got used to that, it’s because one major obstacle stands in the way of her goal of being Likable Alice: the bully, Denise Whitlock.

Meanwhile, Alice’s father and her older brother Lester have both got girl problems, and it seems as if Alice can never do anything right when it comes to trying to help them. For example, it DEFINITELY wasn’t the greatest idea in the world to set her dad up on a blind date with Miss Summers, her Language Arts teacher. Not even if they have a great time.

Or is it? Perhaps Alice—whom a soon-to-be friend will describe as “gutsy”—and her slightly impulsive moves will make everything better in the end.

Once again, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor delivers another great book about Alice. ( )
  stephxsu | Jul 11, 2008 |
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To Catherine Wood, my college speech teacher, who generously considered my writings entertaining, and to Marion Tucker, an early editor, who helped make them better.
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In seventh grade, you grow backward.
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Alice comes home on the first day of junior high with a list of seven things about seventh grade that stink. The one good thing she can think of (besides getting out at 2:30 instead of 3:00) is that she's friends with everybody -- and that gives her the idea of setting a goal to make it through the entire school year with everyone liking her.

That turns out to be easier said than done, when Alice gets on the wrong side of the school bully, Denise "Mack-Truck" Whitlock. But Alice's problems with Denise pale before the romantic entanglements of her father and her older brother, Lester. And when Alice decides to help them out, life gets even more complicated.

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Alice experiences the joys and embarrassments of seventh grade while advising her father and older brother on their love lives.

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