The Agony of Alice

 
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Awesome start!
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Reader reviewed by HIGE ALICE FAN

Beginning to the real Alice series the first one after the pre-series books of alice when she goes through 3rd, 4th and, 5th grades. This is the start of a great series that shows how Alice is going to act with the problems she will encounter.

In this book she has moved from Takoma Park to SIlver Springs for the first time and gets into a huge problem from the beginning. She keeps a list that shows the good things from the bad things. Will she be able to show that she is a mature adult in front of her only parent and her brother Lester.

She goes to school hoping for the beautiful Ms. Cole and gets the horrible Mrs. Plotkin. She wishes to show everyone what she can do but makes a total fool of herslef when she spoke rudely to Mrs. Plotkin to get switched to Ms. Cole's class. The guy she opened the door of a dressing room in the beginning of the book is a fellow safety patrol member, Patrick. What will happen to their relationship will he hate her or like her.

This book is encouraging to the rest of the series. I love this book and hope that you do too. Read the rest of the series too it is also awesome.

-So long Alice Fan
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The Beginning of a Young Woman
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Reader reviewed by Stephanie

Alice is motherless, and going into her new schools sixth grade. She desperately wants to fit in and act more grown up, but without a mother, how does she know how to go about it? She decides that the best way to do this is to be in the sixth grade class of Miss Cole, the beautiful and graceful lady she wants to emulate.

Instead, she gets stuck in Mrs. Plotkins class. Mrs. Plotkin is dumpy and has no physical attributes to her name. Alice cant believe her luck&until it gets worse! When she tries to fit in, it seems as though shes humiliating herself instead. Like how she is rude to Mrs. Plotkin in an effort to get transferred to Miss Coles class. Or when she wears too much perfume to try to emulate Miss Cole. Or when she walks in on a boy in his dressing room, only for him to turn out to be Patrick, the safety patrol in her class.

Will the humiliations ever end? Or will Alice just learn to accept the good with the bad, and thus begin to grow up as a result?

This is the beginning of a marvelously realistic series about a girl going through puberty, social changes, love, family, and friendship. Alice is sweetly vulnerable yet lovingly feisty, a girl caught in the web on the way to being a teenager. Every girl will be able to relate to Alice on some level.
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My FAVORITE
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Reader reviewed by Allison

This book continues to be my favorite book for many years. It is about a girl named Alice who is trying to fit into a new town with no help and guidance from a mother. She meets teachers like Ms. Cole, the pretty one, and Ms. Plotkin, the ugly fat teacher who Alice turns out to like more then the teacher who she originally wanted to be her mother. I recommend reading this book by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor!
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The start of something spectacular
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Reader reviewed by Dara

The Agony of Alice is about the average pre-teen girl trying to cope without a mother. I enjoyed this book a lot because Alice is someone you can relate to. A clumsy, awkward, pre-teen trying to grow into her body, the Alice series is a hilarious one that anybody can easily relate to. I found myself laughing out-loud at these books and feeling hilariously inspired at the end of each one. These books are good if you're having a particularly bad day or if you want to read something light at the beach. However, this one is not the best one i think...because its the introductory book, Alice has moved. Moving is not something everyone can relate to, but its the start of something spectaular. :)
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The beginning of a likable heroine
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Reader reviewed by Bookworm9

"The Agony of Alice" is the first published book of Naylor's ongoing Alice series. Alice is in the sixth grade at a new school, and just wants to fit in. More than that, however, she wants a mother-figure who will keep her from making so many embarrassing blunders. Alice's own mom died when she was 5, and she feels that her dad and older brother, while wonderful people, just don't know how to raise a girl.

This is a cute book which really captures the sentiments of a sixth grader. Alice is a likable character, though can get a bit annoying at times. Some of the other Alice books are better, but this one is a good start.
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