Thursday, January 14, 2010

Intensely Alice by Phyllis Naylor

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds, Intensely Alice, Simon & Schuster 2009; Language-PG(no "f's") Sexual content- PG-13; Violence- G; Alice is in a fight for her life. She is about to graduate high school with only a few decisions left to make. The first, Patrick. Her boyfriend hasn't seen her for quite sometime. Has he been with another girl? Alice decides to find out by a surprise meeting in Chicago. The second, religion. All this talk about the bible and Catholic church meetings has got Alice's world upside down. Can she ever decide what group of religion she is in? She only has one thing to follow. God. Lastly, her friends. Ever since Pamela miscarried, Alice and her friends don't even speak! Alice doesn’t know what to do! She tries to bring the gang back together. Things only get worse. Can this high-school girl find her self in life? Or will she give it all up? This book was perfect for high-school students who need to find themselves. The author had good word choice and the book was well-written. HS-ADVISABLE. Reviewer: AS

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