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  • Incredibly Alice (Alice, #23)
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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  • 27 January 2019
  • 9781416975533

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Free read Incredibly Alice (Alice, #23) 106 Get ready to start your own incredible amazing liferight Alice McKinley is standing on the edge of something new and half afraid she might fall off Graduation is a big deal that gauntlet of growing up that reuires everyone she’s known since forever to make huge decisio. The much anticipated story of Alice s final semester of senior year of high school and all that entails prom graduation college decision etc makes up one of the longer and surprisingly most boring Alice books It has a lot of parts but it doesn t really add up to anything There s no overarching message or lesson There are vague themes of nostalgia and anticipation but that s unavoidable in a book about the end of high school The book and Alice herself are going through the motions Alice reacts to her senior year milestones with all the excitement and zest for life of a creaky tired old woman Even her feelings about her new crush aren t exciting but awaken a hazy sort of dimly felt stirring as if layered in years of distant memory She repeatedly describes her attraction as those old feelings Like she s done it all before it s just one lap around the block and she can barely get up the energy to move from the rocking chair on the porch view spoilerStray Observations The book opens with Alice looking out at the fresh snow on New Years Day having sophomorically anvilicious thoughts about new beginnings and last chances She realizes she s never competed for anything She wonders if this is a character defect You d think this would be an overarching theme of the book but it isn t really In yet another anticlimactic protest Alice is sent by the paper to cover a book censorship protest only to have the principal arrive to fix everything moments after Alice arrives on the scene As in all Alice books it was all a misunderstanding and the school administration is on top of it Nothing to see here Even irritating than usual though is Alice and her fellow seniors jaded reaction Alice dryly noting that that the protest leaders seemed to want a bigger fight reminding me a bit of myself in earlier semesters At the ripe old age of 17 Alice no longer sees protesting as as a rational response to external injustice but as a neverending misguided expression of students internal desire for conflict for its own sake Many of Alice s senior attitudes seem like senior citizen attitudes tbh which I guess the author being 78 when this was released makes sense Still you d think that she would take censorship seriously Alice books are perennial favorites on banned book lists Alice s teacher asks her to write a poem and try out for Ivy Day Poet a school senior year tradition Alice doesn t want to do it but worries she will be letting her teacher down if she doesn t She wonders if she is avoiding competition for its own sake But the idea of writing a poem just makes her feel pressured and tired See what I mean After pages of soul searching she turns down her teacher It s rare in fiction that you have a character turn down an opportunity even rarer that it then it doesn t have any impact whatsoever on anything else in the book probably because it is a boring and useless way to pad pages Alice tries out for and wins a major role in the senior play Both Liz and Pam also audition and win major roles but the author doesn t really reward our suspension of disbelief with anything special Liz is mostly absent and might as well not be there The play stuff takes up about a third of the book Alice enjoys being in the play works hard does reasonably well and is proud of herself She does not seem to learn anything or change from this experience good or bad Nor does the book describe acting techniue which also would have been interesting There are a lot of specific scenes from the play described making this section suffer from the same problem as the previous book where the Sadie Hawkins dance decorations are described in detail at the expense of character beats There s plenty of detail but it s not the right detail It s not meaningfulLooking at the above two incidents I suppose the lesson of this section of the book we re still only halfway through when the play wraps up is that you don t have to compete for things you don t want to do just to show that you can as long as you don t let your generally non competitive nature stop you from doing things you want to do I agree with this lesson but it doesn t really come through because Alice does everything right according to the lesson and doesn t make mistakes or learn anything She turns down the thing she doesn t want to do without wasting much time on it and does the thing she wants to do without much worry or stress It would have come across if she d undertaken the poem out of a sense of obligation and spent a lot of time on it being miserable instead of immediately correctly surmising that that s what would happen And if she d either been too scared to audition or even had any real crisis of nervousness about it Alice goes on a date with a boy from the play but it doesn t click In theory I was with her here the boy was a tool in a particular way that s not objectively terrible but also would have ensured that he never got a second date with me But when it s about the third or fourth example in the book of plotlines that could have been interesting but were uickly nipped in the bud and came to a screeching halt Minor college acceptancerejection drama Alice is rejected from William and Mary and feels bad about it but has basically already made up her mind to go to University of Maryland anyway Elizabeth is heartbroken when she s waitlisted at Bennington her absolute 1 school but then she gets in Pamela wins half tuition at a theatre arts school in New York City after a secret audition which awakens mostly feelings of skepticism from both Alice and me for different reasons I feel like Pamela hasn t been shown to be such a standout great actress that this makes sense whereas Alice the wonderful friend that she is seems to feel like a world where Pamela succeeds is not a fair one Much villified third tier friend Jill gets pregnant as a way of ensuring that boyfriend Justin s parents who hate her will not only allow them to get married right out of high school but insist on it Alice judges her mercilessly This is not a friendship The new Melody Inn employee Kay Yen is upset when her parents invite James the man from China they d like her to marry to stay with them for a month Kay doesn t want an arranged marriage and she tries to avoid meeting him She goes on a few dates with Lester but eventually kindles an unlikely romance with James which both agree to keep from their parents because they want to have a romance on their own non arranged terms Racism rating 710 Lester winds up with a new roommate he can t stand a woman with the unpardonable faults of having an androgynous name and deep voice Lester thought she was a man on the phone being too assertive Lester is too flustered to tell her she can t move in even though he doesn t like her being too frugal she washes her clothes in the shower eating food meant for others okay that s annoying but just ask her to stop staying in her room all the time great if you don t like her and apparently being a hooker she s always inviting men over for a few hours at a time it turns out she s selling college essays a uasi legal gig which eventually results in her disappearing in the night Why only men This subplot is played for comic relief but I can t help feeling sorry for Andy whose faults are really not so bad that they warrant Lester s hatred wouldn t a roommate who didn t pay the rent or destroyed property or created a huge drama shitstorm be worse The unnecessary detail of her turning out to be a woman just gives the whole thing an air of misogyny Would Lester mind these ualities in a guy Would he be so uick to blame the failure to communicate all on the roommate When you assume as I did that Andy is transgender Lester picking on her for non legit reasons feels transphobic too but that reading is subtextual at best As promised Patrick swoops in to take Alice to prom though because of school obligations he can only stay in town about twelve hours Alice decides ahead of time that she doesn t want to have sex on prom night because it would be too cliche and because she has made the unreasonable demand for herself that she needs to have an uninterrupted WEEK with Patrick in order to have plenty of time to take it slow Since Patrick is a jet setter who never seems to sit still for long this seems unlikely It also seems unlikely that Alice s trumped up reasons for not having sex would hold when she s actually there all dressed up and exhilarated after the prom alone in a limo with a guy she claims to be hot for whom she hasn t seen in six months and who in a few hours is about to go away for over a year I just don t feel the heat Alice and classmates are delighted by the low key mayhem on Senior Prank Day Usually I m the one urging Alice to lighten up so I was actually surprised by how easygoing the characters all were about pranks involving promoting alcohol to minors beer ad on the school maruee creating a hostile workplace simulated sex sounds on the loudspeaker several pranks involving blow up dolls and possible cruelty to animals goldfish in bags suspended in iced teaThen comes the prank of much villified third tier friend Brian Literally Alice s editor suggests writing one article called something like Senior Prank Day Fun and another called Except for This with a write up for Brian s prank It s ridiculous how over the moon they are about every prank and how mercilessly judgmental they are of Brian s Alice can t imagine what he was thinking and goes so far as to surmise that he is just one of those people who s bound to self destruct Brian s prank He glued lockers shut He didn t even mean to make them totally inaccessible he just misjudged the amount of glue or something Except that it didn t uite work as expected I really cannot see how this is so different from any of the other pranks it actually seems a lot milder to me Alice participates in a game of Assassins This part is actually pretty fun Still pointless thoughBottom LineMan I m cranky huh I ll say this there is a sense that Alice is having fun enjoying life and running with whatever s thrown at her There s an overwhelming sense that it s hardunnatural for her to do these things but she s doing them The graduation scene is solid and the build up for the wild summer job makes you excited to read the next book For all my problems with the book I did enjoy reading it on a moment to moment level hide spoiler Molly's Garden up that reuires everyone she’s known since forever to make huge decisio. The much anticipated story of Alice s final semester of senior year of high school and all that entails prom graduation college decision etc makes Love of a Tiger up one of the longer and surprisingly most boring Alice books It has a lot of parts but it doesn t really add Darling Knights Vol 2 up to anything There s no overarching message or lesson There are vague themes of nostalgia and anticipation but that s Candlewax up the energy to move from the rocking chair on the porch view spoilerStray Observations The book opens with Alice looking out at the fresh snow on New Years Day having sophomorically anvilicious thoughts about new beginnings and last chances She realizes she s never competed for anything She wonders if this is a character defect You d think this would be an overarching theme of the book but it isn t really In yet another anticlimactic protest Alice is sent by the paper to cover a book censorship protest only to have the principal arrive to fix everything moments after Alice arrives on the scene As in all Alice books it was all a misunderstanding and the school administration is on top of it Nothing to see here Even irritating than The Secret Vampire Society usual though is Alice and her fellow seniors jaded reaction Alice dryly noting that that the protest leaders seemed to want a bigger fight reminding me a bit of myself in earlier semesters At the ripe old age of 17 Alice no longer sees protesting as as a rational response to external injustice but as a neverending misguided expression of students internal desire for conflict for its own sake Many of Alice s senior attitudes seem like senior citizen attitudes tbh which I guess the author being 78 when this was released makes sense Still you d think that she would take censorship seriously Alice books are perennial favorites on banned book lists Alice s teacher asks her to write a poem and try out for Ivy Day Poet a school senior year tradition Alice doesn t want to do it but worries she will be letting her teacher down if she doesn t She wonders if she is avoiding competition for its own sake But the idea of writing a poem just makes her feel pressured and tired See what I mean After pages of soul searching she turns down her teacher It s rare in fiction that you have a character turn down an opportunity even rarer that it then it doesn t have any impact whatsoever on anything else in the book probably because it is a boring and Crazy Beautiful Love useless way to pad pages Alice tries out for and wins a major role in the senior play Both Liz and Pam also audition and win major roles but the author doesn t really reward our suspension of disbelief with anything special Liz is mostly absent and might as well not be there The play stuff takes ueenmaker A Novel of King David's ueen up about a third of the book Alice enjoys being in the play works hard does reasonably well and is proud of herself She does not seem to learn anything or change from this experience good or bad Nor does the book describe acting techniue which also would have been interesting There are a lot of specific scenes from the play described making this section suffer from the same problem as the previous book where the Sadie Hawkins dance decorations are described in detail at the expense of character beats There s plenty of detail but it s not the right detail It s not meaningfulLooking at the above two incidents I suppose the lesson of this section of the book we re still only halfway through when the play wraps Bleu up is that you don t have to compete for things you don t want to do just to show that you can as long as you don t let your generally non competitive nature stop you from doing things you want to do I agree with this lesson but it doesn t really come through because Alice does everything right according to the lesson and doesn t make mistakes or learn anything She turns down the thing she doesn t want to do without wasting much time on it and does the thing she wants to do without much worry or stress It would have come across if she d Mein Kopf undertaken the poem out of a sense of obligation and spent a lot of time on it being miserable instead of immediately correctly surmising that that s what would happen And if she d either been too scared to audition or even had any real crisis of nervousness about it Alice goes on a date with a boy from the play but it doesn t click In theory I was with her here the boy was a tool in a particular way that s not objectively terrible but also would have ensured that he never got a second date with me But when it s about the third or fourth example in the book of plotlines that could have been interesting but were Surgery By the Sea uickly nipped in the bud and came to a screeching halt Minor college acceptancerejection drama Alice is rejected from William and Mary and feels bad about it but has basically already made Making Contact Uses of Language in Psychotherapy upset when her parents invite James the man 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turns out she s selling college essays a Blood Contact Starfist Book 4 uasi legal gig which eventually results in her disappearing in the night Why only men This subplot is played for comic relief but I can t help feeling sorry for Andy whose faults are really not so bad that they warrant Lester s hatred wouldn t a roommate who didn t pay the rent or destroyed property or created a huge drama shitstorm be worse The Wizard World (Omnibus: Changeling / Madwand) unnecessary detail of her turning out to be a woman just gives the whole thing an air of misogyny Would Lester mind these Hunting the Renegade Omega The Hunt #1 ualities in a guy Would he be so Lopatanje đavola Istina o Crnoj Reci uick to blame the failure to communicate all on the roommate When you assume as I did that Andy is transgender Lester picking on her for non legit reasons feels transphobic too but that reading is subtextual at best As promised Patrick swoops in to take Alice to prom though because of school obligations 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it didn t The Big Golden Book of Poetry uite work as expected I really cannot see how this is so different from any of the other pranks it actually seems a lot milder to me Alice participates in a game of Assassins This part is actually pretty fun Still pointless thoughBottom LineMan I m cranky huh I ll say this there is a sense that Alice is having fun enjoying life and running with whatever s thrown at her There s an overwhelming sense that it s hardunnatural for her to do these things but she s doing them The graduation scene is solid and the build Swamp Thing Vs the Zombie Pets up for the wild summer job makes you excited to read the next book For all my problems with the book I did enjoy reading it on a moment to moment level hide spoiler

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Free read Incredibly Alice (Alice, #23) 106 Ns that will fling them here and there and far from home But what if Alice wants to be that little dandelion seed that doesn’t scatter What if she doesn’t have the heart to fly off into the horizon on the next big breeze And what if that starts to make her feel like. Terrible Boring characters no plot awful dialogue Nothing really happens in this book Will Alice fall for a boy who s not her boyfriend No turns out he s too controlling Will Alice get arrested for a traffic infringement No the police officer lets her go with a warning Will Alice s friend be forced into in arranged marriage Probably but the couple end up liking each other so it all works out in the end I haven t read the other books in this series so perhaps I m not getting the whole story but either way I wouldn t start with this one

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Free read Incredibly Alice (Alice, #23) 106 Staying close to home means she’s a little less incredible than her friends and her boyfriend Patrick Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is be honest with yourself and sometimes the most incredible thing you can do is sneak a little fun into all this soul searching. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is so cute I can just imagine this little granny writing away on her Alice books and giggling I know what I ll do to shock them this time Genital cosmetic surgery Hee hee But all her scandalous material is filtered through a neon 80 s filter and kids of today must just be rolling their eyes and saying Whatevs But I did like this one a little than some of the previous ones It s a little light handed on the Important Issues motif she likes so much There were no white supremacists eating disorders or domestic abusers hanging around It s nice that she and her pals finally managed to graduate It will be interesting to see what happens in the subseuent books


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