Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. Simply Alice.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 222p. c2002. 0-68985965-1. $4.99. J *

To quote from the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2002: This is the 14th book in this beloved series, following Alice, now age 14, as she grows and changes. Here she is in her freshman year of high school, making new friends and throwing herself into new activities like joining stage crew, along with reporting for the school newspaper and working at her father's music store. In fact, she is so busy she hardly has time for her old friends, which leads to problems in their relationships. Meanwhile, her older brother has a serious and problematic crush on his philosophy professor, while a secret admirer is sending Alice e-mail. Will she agree to meet him, now that she's getting over the breakup with her old boyfriend? Alice is also busy exposing sexually harassing hazing practices at school, cleaning the house for the arrival of her father's flancee, and worrying...

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