Harvey, Jacqueline Alice Miranda on Vacation (Book#2) 288 pgs. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2012. $11.18. (Rating: G).
Alice Miranda is
on vacation from boarding school, and going to spend some time at home. She has
brought her best friend Jacinta along for the trip. Naturally everyone is
alight with joy to see Alice, all but one strange new neighbor boy. Other
guests to Alice’s palatial home soon start to brew a mystery that will take
Alice’s intervention to solve.
Alice is a
character that students will have both a hard time relating to along with just
plain hating –she is 7 yo but acts 14, is rich beyond imagination, is beloved by all, caring, loyal and
full of joy –you know…perfect in every single way. This book is also stuffed
with too many characters, tons of British terminology, incredibly hoity toity
everything, and was just plain heinous to read.