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Alice in Charge

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Alice in Charge

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781416975557, 274pp.

Publication Date: August 30, 2011

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Description
Senior year is a big deal, and it's full of huge decisions and the very best kind of memory making--but, for Alice McKinley, her 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. And if that wasn't bad enough, an awkward hallway encounter gets Amy Sheldon 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. It's no wonder Alice is feeling like she can't cut loose and have a good time. She's getting older; Alice knows that--but does the world have to throw everything at her at once? Here're her options: step up or melt down. The choice is simple and true to the character that readers have loved for years: Alice steps up--and in a big way.
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