Alice s memorable last year of high school is being overshadowed by some very difficult situations A sudden increase in vandalism at the school leads Alice to discover an angry and violent group of students teenage Neo Nazis Then an awkward hallway encounter gets a classmate to confess that a new, attentive teacher has been taking advantage of her All at once, Alice s sAlice s memorable last year of high school is being overshadowed by some very difficult situations A sudden increase in vandalism at the school leads Alice to discover an angry and violent group of students teenage Neo Nazis Then an awkward hallway encounter gets a classmate to confess that a new, attentive teacher has been taking advantage of her All at once, Alice s safe and comfortable school starts feeling strange and serious all this plus the normal senior year pressures of college applications and life making decisions Alice has two options step up or melt down The choice is simple, and true to the character that readers have loved for years.Alice steps up in a big way.
Alice in Charge Alice s memorable last year of high school is being overshadowed by some very difficult situations A sudden increase in vandalism at the school leads Alice to discover an angry and violent group of st
just when i think there is nothing else PRN can throw at aliced let me remind you that alice and her friends have experienced sexual assaults, divorced parents, homophobia, abusive relationships, leukemia, multiple deaths of loved ones, teen pregnancy, racism, alcohol related accidents, suicide, cruel pranks, and countless other teen problemsPRN brings inNEO NAZIS i m sorry i know that neo nazis exist, and they must exist in high school too and i know that i said this last june when the last ali [...]
I mean, there s no way I m going to stop reading them NOW.
I ve lost track of the number of Alice books that will exist, but this is either the penultimate book or the third from the last.As always, I love the character of Alice I wouldn t keep reading these books if I didn t I mean, I m now 10 years older than her character, whereas I was once the same age.I have the same criticism of Naylor as before In every Alice book as she gets older, it becomes and necessary to tackle life issues see my review of Almost Alice On one hand, this is commendable be [...]
I ve been reading the Alice books since the late 80s the first one was published in 1985 We re almost at the end maybe three books At this point, the 20 years oh my god I have invested in this series is the only thing that keeps me reading the new ones It feels like Naylor is creatively done with these series, but since she s come this far, might as well finish the whole damn thing.Naylor should get credit for tackling hard issues in her books, but my god, at this point, it s a frickin laundry [...]
2.5 stars I m committed to this series but I m starting to hope that it finishes when Alice graduates Naylor covers a lot of ground but there are so many Big Issues that it s hard to see Alice s life in and among them And yes, I m happy to see that Naylor isn t afraid to tackle the issues, but having this many crammed into one book is about 3 too many It s teetering on the edge of didactic, the dialogue is stilted and intermittently unrealistic but it s still Alice, so I m stuck reading it The b [...]
I have so enjoyed this series, but it has finally tipped over the edge for me Every single book has become a Very Special Episode focusing on the Issue of the Week, and they are heavy handed and preachy The dialogue is stilted and unbelievable particularly from the mouths of teenagers The situations are contrived If Alice s friends aren t directly involved in the Issue of the Week, they are practically invisible We didn t even get much of Lester here, or anybody Just Alice whining.
I needed something breezy to entertain me during hours upon hours of nursing, and I adored the Alice books when I was in middle school so I grabbed this off the shelf at the library Big mistake as the Alice empire has expanded to twenty something books, they ve become less entertaining and way public service announcement y, including testimonials on the back cover from tweens waxing un poetically about how gr8 ur writing is to Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and awkward shout outs to way too many hot b [...]
Alice is starting her senior year of high school and is a bit overwhelmed with everything picking a college, being the features editor of the school paper, keeping her relationship with Patrick alive, and trying to maintain a life This book was fine, but I m getting a little tired of the Afterschool Special Social Problem of the Month feel that these books have started to take That being said, I liked the subplot of Slow Amy better than the White Pride subplot Hmm, does this mean that the next b [...]
Dudes, I love Alice as much as the next person, but why hasn t Ben pulled her out of this school It s like a tragedy farm and neo nazis too Yeesh
Pretty disappointing, considering how relateable and lovable the previous books were, this one had no spark and kinda drooped for me.
Whoa This was a really good book I absolutely adored Daniel Bu Dau So charming and pretty realistic, sharing some mannerisms of African immigrants that I know This just seemed a lot serious A lot less goofy Less embarrassing events, pressing events Alice has really grown up and gotten mature She seems like she spends less time with her friends depends less on them She s also so nice and understanding to others now I still remember when Amy always annoyed her, when Alice was embarrassed to be s [...]
Trigger warning molestation, sexual assaultThis book tackles some serious issues and they are issues I personally have experience worth, unfortunately I didn t feel triggered but it did make me remember how I felt when I was a young child and that happened to me Anyway, I am excited to continue to make my way through this series 3 to go
Alice in Charge by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the 22nd book in the Alice series The protagonist is Alice, an over extended high school senior She is dealing with a lot of pressure with her multitude of clubs, college applications, and her father s failing business Even though Alice is extremely stressed out, she finds time to forge relationships with people she feels compelled to help out Daniel is a Sudanese refugee, and Amy is a mainstreamed special education student Alice finds the right way [...]
I Liked how the book started with them remembering Mark and ended with Alice s article on Mark but that the whole book hadn t been about his death Sure there were moments where Mark was remembered all the time but this was their senior and they also had to go on living even though Mark was no longer with them I m glad that Lester was finally able to graduate but Alice going on her college visits made me think of my colleges hopefully i won t make the same mistakes she did like going to the wrong [...]
I love Alice I should have made her one of my Top Ten Tuesday heroines, but unfortunately I overlooked her.This is Alice s newest book, published in 2010 I actually think that this is the 25th book in the Alice series, which spans her life from elementary school to currently her senior year of high school.In this particular story, Alice s almost boyfriend is away at college while she is dealing with the death of a friend in a previous book , choosing her own college, and using her status as feat [...]
It s Alice s first semester of her senior year of high school She s got a lot on her plate and it seems like everytime she turns around she s picking up another responsibility Her friends are all still reeling from the unexpected death of their friend Mark, but soon everybody is back into the rush and excitement of school.A foreign exchange student from Sudan features prominently in the story when he becomes the victim of a racist group of students at school Alice and her crew who produce The Ed [...]
Summary Alice is a senior with a lot going on She s researching colleges, writing for the school newspaper, and dealing with all of the extra stuff life throws at her A new student at the school, who is a refugee from Sudan, is the target of a white supremacy group and a friend of Alice s is molested by a teacher Alice remains steadfast and true to herself and helps her friends through these troubled times.Review Alice in Charge by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor carries on the story of Alice in the lon [...]
Like plenty of other readers, Alice has been in my life for quite some time Even though I don t read her books as soon as they come out, I eventually get around to the latest When I saw Alice in Charge at the library I just about lit up in excitement To my surprise, I found another book already published, which I ll be sure to read as soon as possible However, Alice in Charge was a bit disappointing Having being used to seeing Alice with her friends, it was sad to see Alice almost on her own I k [...]
Alice s senior year she deals with a Neo Nazi group at school, defending Amy from a harassing teacher, befriends a Sudanese exchange student, researches colleges, and gets closer to Patrick.Book takes place Fall semester of senior year.Alice s life lessons People are entitled to their opinions, even if you think they re wrong.Best Alice moment s few and far between, but Alice totally messing up when she is visiting colleges was a good chapter.I love Alice, but this book was so far out there, I d [...]
1 19 11 I think that this book is really good so fare i am not that fare into the book i just started it a couple days ago This book it explain its details alot alice is a senior and just started being reportor for there school news paper called The Edge one of the reportors asked her to asked students how much sleep do they get a night and what time do they go to bed at She went to the there school dance with her friends and she met this boy and she dance with him and he didn t really know how [...]
Longtime Alice fans know that Naylor has made the Alice series into a forum for introducing just about every modern issue under the sun and demonstrating a level headed response by way of describing Alice s actions As Alice gets older, the issues get and serious, and this book definitely doesn t let up, following the drama of the previous title in the series Yes, in addition to typical 12th grade issues such as applying to college, finding a dress for the winter formal, and hoping her boyfrien [...]
I like that this book addressed some really controversial topics, but I did not like the way things ended with the sexual abuse situation I can absolutely understand that the faculty adviser would have had concerns about the appropriateness of mentioning that situation in the paper the way it was done, but for very different reasons than the ones they stated that it shouldn t have been published yet because Amy could have been making it up Alice saw the teacher leave the room, then went in becau [...]
Every so often I feel like an Alice fix, so I decided to pick this up since its one of the last ones, dealing with her senior year I love how Ms Naylor really makes Alice have real feelings and real situations in her books, and that is the one reason I feel so drawn to her books Another thing I like is how Alice struggles with her long distance love affair with Patrick More than once I could relate to her feelings and in some ways, a sense of loss when that special someone is not there to share [...]
Sometimes I think this series takes on issues than any one young girl could possibly experience in one lifetime This time Alice is up against a group of racist students at her school, who have issues with non white kids, including a Sudanese refugee whom Alice has befriended She s also dealing with the inappropriate sexual advances of a teacher toward her and special ed student Amy I liked seeing the inner workings of the school newspaper staff, and the student jury, and found the book highly e [...]
I get that these books present a great role model for girls And I appreciate that Phyllis Reynolds Naylor tackles a lot of subjects in them so that there s a lot for people to relate to I also appreciate that she has a lesbian couple present in several of her books I d like to see her do with that, though I feel like her portrayal of them right now is currently rather stereotypical In this book, one of the girls talks about how she played with trucks as a kid and never wanted to wear dresses I [...]
My friend and I grew up reading the Alice series in middle and high school but now we re rereading them This book is the first semester of Alice s senior year and like any senior, she experiences the early stages of senioritis filling out college applications, homework, work, dances, and deciding what to do with life While I enjoy the Alice series as a whole this book stands out to me because it approaches the topic of neo Nazism and hate groups I feel like this topic is a big step up from when [...]
Too much of an after school special for me Alice and her friends are still reeling from the death of Mark It s the first semester of senior year, and Alice is stressed about finding a college and concerned about living far away from home Her and Lester s travels while visiting colleges were a lot of fun.But then too many issues crop up Alice and Amy are molested by a teacher, and Alice takes it upon herself to report some of it in the school paper And if that wasn t enough of an issue, neo Nazis [...]
Every single time I read one of these books the same things happen complete joy and excitement in anticipation laughing, gasping, blushing Patrick , smiling at all the places I ve been too I too live in Maryland read the whole book as fast as possible I can t get enough become very sad when the book ends because it s over Wish Alice was my friend, wish I went to her school, knew her brother, was in her group of friendsI started reading these books in middle school and for a short while we were i [...]
At this point, I m reading these because I ve read ALL OF THEM and have been doing so for than half of my life Holy crap I ve always loved the characters in these books but this one saw very little of the secondary characters and too much focus on the Big Issues Which, fine, I appreciate that these books have become a way to bring up important issues, but that s not what I like about them.I will keep reading these until they re done which I think is in the next book or two but they aren t quite [...]