By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781442427587, 192pp.)
Publication Date: May 3, 2011
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Thirteen! It's finally happening. Alice McKinley is an actual, official teenager. But the problem is, she still sort of feels like a kid. Wasn't being a teenager supposed to feel different? Turning thirteen happens overnight, but the teenager stuff takes time—and a little more patience than Alice has at the moment!
Still, being thirteen does have its advantages, she decides. Alice is allowed to do more exciting things, like take a trip to Chicago with her two best friends. And when she takes a good look at all the relationship problems her older brother has, she realizes that in-between can sometimes be the perfect place.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about what’s in store for Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.
Kirkus Reviews Naylor's books about Alice get better and better.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Energetic dialogue and sprightly episodes keep the series fresh.