“Good Book”*Alexandra* wrote this review Friday, September 11, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com
Once again, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor takes us inside the mind of Alice in THE AGONY OF ALICE, and shares all the crazy adventures and thoughts that we never thought a pre-teen would have.
Alice McKinley is moving into a new house and entering the sixth grade. Almost a teenager, Alice just wants a little help getting used to all of those crazy issues that girls experience. And only having a father and brother, neither of whom know that girls do not wear jeans on the guy's side of The Gap, Alice could definitely use a little less male influence and a lot more of a female role model.
Things aren't working out so great, especially when the McKinley's new neighbors just so happen to bring them dinner, even though Alice's father promised that they would go out to eat. And Alice doesn't get Miss Cole, the gorgeous teacher that all of the girls want to be like, but instead is assigned to Mrs. Plotkin's class, the not-so-beautiful teacher. And then there is her brother, who knows nothing about being a teenage girl, and can only complain about the way Alice chews with her mouth open.
It seems like Alice needs someone to show her the ropes on being a girl --and quick!
Alice McKinley is just so innocent that you can't help but fall in love with her. THE AGONY OF ALICE is perfect for any pre-teen who isn't quite sure of what lies ahead for them and the obstacles that they just might have to face.
“The Alice series is one of those series that all the girls in my grade (I don't remember which grade per se) were reading, so I read them too, to know what they were talking about. I don't remember what they were about, just that they were one of those tween series for that transitiony time between child and teen. ”Andrea wrote this review Monday, April 20, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good book. Very Funny.”Erin A wrote this review Monday, April 13, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Alice Mckinley's mother died when she was only 4 years old, and now that Alice is going to be a teenager soon, she doesn't have anyone to be her role model, and so she doesn't know what to do and act like, she doesn't even know how to buy a bra! Sometimes Alice looks back at all embarassing and ridiculous things she does, and starts starting to think that she is growing backwards instead of forwards. Alice decides then to keep a list of all the things that she does to prove she is growing forwards and a list of things she does to prove she's growing backwards.
This was an amazing book written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. I would reccomend this book for people who love the Alice series. Iwould also reccommend this book for people who are having trouble with growing up. This book is full of great addvice for all those people liike Alice Mckinley.
- Marilyn N
Greendale Middle School Student ”
“What a fantastic book about growing up! Alice has lost her mother and is being raised by her father and brother. They truly don't have a clue! What is she to do? Great series. ”Mrs. Wroten wrote this review Sunday, June 1, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No