Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- Title: Alice in Rapture, Sort Of
- Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
- ISBN: 9781442423626
- Page: 437
- Format: Paperback
According to Pamela s cousin in New Jersey, the worst thing that can happen to a girl is to start seventh grade without a boyfriend So Alice is glad that she and Patrick are going together But Patrick the boyfriend is a lot complicated than Patrick the friend What s an appropriate gift for Alice to give him for his birthday What should she do if he wants to kiss hAccording to Pamela s cousin in New Jersey, the worst thing that can happen to a girl is to start seventh grade without a boyfriend So Alice is glad that she and Patrick are going together But Patrick the boyfriend is a lot complicated than Patrick the friend What s an appropriate gift for Alice to give him for his birthday What should she do if he wants to kiss her and she hasn t just brushed her teeth Alice really likes Patrick, but sometimes it seems as though life would be a lot simpler if they were still just friends.
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Definitely my favorite of the Alice series [and believe me, i've read them all! been working on it since 6th grade!]This one was the first one I read of the series, and none of the others have quite met this one.Alice is a regular ol' teenager. You can relate to her. And at the same time, you feel sorry for her for her lack of a mom and the distant relationship with her dad and brother.Read this if you just can't seem to relate yourself to anyone elseis book [and the rest of the series, for that [...]
It is the summer between sixth and seventh grade and Alice is happy that she has a group of close friends and, for the first time, a real boyfriend. As the summer unfolds, Alice has fun with her friends, endures the teasing of her tactless older brother, long for a mother to guide her through the mysteries of growing up female (her mother died when she was small), and persists in being herself.This book is the second of a continuing series about Alice McKinley, her family and friends. These are [...]
Child me: 4 starsAdult me: 3 stars*For the first book in a "child/teen/middlegrade/nostalgic" book, I am going with the rating younger me would have gone with, then if I read on in the series, I will rate the books what adult me believes it should be rated. If the book is a stand alone, I will go with whatever rating I feel most comfortable giving the book. Please note, I do not really think books should have an age limit. People should read what they want to regardless of the intended age group [...]
hell yes she don't need no man.
The Alice saga continues! I really enjoyed this cute little book and it was nice to read sort of a continuation of "The Agony of Alice". I wish I had realized this was a whole series when I was in junior high. I was reading all the time so how did I miss this?!As for this book, it was cute, but I feel like it would be one of those books that if I had read it as a teen, I would have had a different reaction than reading it as an adult. Not sure if that makes sense. Like, the scene where the dad j [...]
I'm flying through this series. This book was mainly about Alice's first boyfriend during the summer between sixth and seventh grade. I'm four years older than Alice is in this book, so it was kind of interesting to see her experience all these things that I never have haha. I loved all the realistic and interesting characters - Alice's dad and brother Lester, friends Pamela and Elizabeth, Patrick, etc. The part where they went to a beach house in Ocean City for a week was so cool because I just [...]
This was really good with a positive message for girls - I will definitely recommend. Probably banned due to some REALLY subtle intimations that her 19 year old brother is having sex with his girlfriend. My favorite part is near the end when she says (and I'm paraphrasing since I don't have the book in front of me) that she really likes this guy, probably more than he knows, but it's also time to start liking herself - what do I want, what kind of person do I want to be? I thought that was a gre [...]
Alice and her two friends are hung up on having boyfriends by the time 7th grade begins in September. Although the story is realistically and humorously told, I find the references to kiss, French kissing and a brother's immorality disconcerting, especially since this book is targeted for the elementary level. Not recommended.
Everytime I read this book, I fall more in love with it. Alice is such a relatable character & the author really captures what it's like to be a 12 year old girl. This is definitely one of my favkrite series & I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who loves great writing & entertaining stories.
This was my favorite book in 4th grade! Even reading it as an adult was enjoyable.
These books are so cute
Have you ever had to make a big decision? The genre of this book is realistic fiction. In my opinion I think this was an interesting book because it talked about Alice's love life. The setting of this book is at Alice's school and at her house. The setting is important because it creates the whole book. The conflict of this book is person vs self because Alice was trying to decide whether or not to break up with her boyfriend Patrick Long. Alice was going to seventh grade in a couple of weeks. A [...]
l still think it's great fun
Several years (maybe more) ago, I read this book that was talking about the joys of reading. I don't remember the title but there was one part that really stuck out to me - the author said that when you read, you put a piece of yourself into the book. Then, years later, when you open that book again, you find yourself. I really loved that. Rereading Alice, I've found myself. Suddenly I am 12 years-old again and worried about crushes, who I'll sit with at lunch, if I'll ever have a boyfriend (or [...]
Rereading the "Alice" series has came with a menagerie of feelings and emotions. Humor because the stories and elevated emotions of a young girl are hilarious. It brings me back to the days of making something so minuscule, dramatic and a priority. Additionally, I get really nostalgic while reading these novels (almost emotionally so). With how Phyllis Reynolds Naylor wrote this series, a lot of the situations are similar to those readers would encounter. Maybe not personally but maybe through s [...]
I am so happy that my library has these books. I read them as a child, but it is so nice to re-read this series.Alice is starting seventh grade, and her friends were telling her all the "in's" to be cool. Like, if you did not have a boyfriend you were going to be considered a "dog" and it will be twice as hard to make friends. So Alice decided that she was going to help Elizabeth, her best friend get a boyfriend. Alice was still dating Patrick, and she was wondering what someone her age buys for [...]
Alice #2, covering the summer between sixth and seventh grade.Marked improvement over the first book in the series, mostly because the characters and their relationships are more flushed out and dynamic. Naylor wrote 'Agonies' to be a standalone, you can see in 'Rapture' that she has an eye towards the future of the series.The lesson in this one is that you don't have to be in a hurry to grow up, which is such an important one for middle school-aged kids to hear. Naylor is an expert at teaching [...]
For my summer reading I chose to read Alice in Rapture, Sort of. I enjoyed reading this book a lot, and the Alice series have been really great so far! It was very easy for me to connect to Alice (the main character) in this book because she is so close to my age, so I am going through the same type of problems she went through in this book. This book shows Alice's struggles going into 7th grade as she is getting older, and needs to figure out her problems on her own. Alice struggled with things [...]
Is Alice ready for a boyfriend? It is the summer before seventh grade. Surely she is ready to be more than just friends with Patrick, and all that comes with that. Naylor hits it in the park with this novel. What a celebration of growing up, friendship, and family.Alice is such an endearing character. We spend the summer with her - a typical summer of a to-be seventh grader. We experience her blooming relationship with Patrick, her first real job (babysitting), and her ups and downs with family [...]
Alice is 12 and this summer she’s dating her friend Patrick. But this situation raises all sorts of complicated questions which she’s never had to consider before. To complicate matters Alice can’t ask her mother because she died when Alice was about 2 years old.The most significant thing about this book for me was that I’m heading for 50 and am still asking the very same questions Alice is asking about relationships at 12. This makes me realise that at heart I’m still about 12 years o [...]
I love this book! Why? Because this book takes place in the summer, and a lot of fun things happen in the summer! For one, Alice, Pamela, and Elizabeth get their first boyfriends, and with that experience comes learning all about boys! Their friendship grows with new experiences and the drama that comes with them. As Alice navigates her new relationship with Patrick, she learns some very important lessons about friendship and selfhood.What I really enjoyed about this book is that we get to see A [...]
This is the book that started my Alice obsession when I was in the 5th grade, but even on a re-re-(re-re-re-re)read it still retains its goodness. The characters are more fleshed out here; they feel more solid than they did in the first Alice book, and kinks are worked out (Elizabeth Price, for instance, feels more like a real person and the continuity with her pierced/not-pierced ears is fixed from now on). Book takes place: Summer of the first boyfriend, between elementary and middle school.Al [...]
I remember when I was eight or so, I was going through a bookshelf full of books I never read in my living room, and I found this book. I opened it to a random page, and I instantly fell in love with it. After reading it for a few moments, I restarted it and finished it that same day, as I did again today.A very fast read if you're enjoying it, very relatable, and even more so now that I'm twelve. I love the ending, and I love her attitude about things, and the whole thing is just amazing. I als [...]
I've been reading reviews of the Alice books for years, but this is the first one I've read. It's sort of a 'Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: First Boyfriend' story, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Girls will probably appreciate having their own worries validated by Alice's. However, this book is aimed at girls experiencing a fairly 'normal' adolescence. Girls who are having different experiences--i.e. girls who are not dating at age 12--may feel depressed by their lack and feel that [...]
I picked this book for my 2009 banned or challenged books challenge. I noticed that the Alice series as a whole is frequently challenged. Since my library did not have the first in the series, I choose the second one. I was completely impressed with this book and intend to read the rest of the series. I wish I had known about these books in my preteen years. I though Alice was a wonderful character. While, the parts of the story were a bit outdated, I thought the dilemma’s faced were very real [...]
This particular episode of the Alice series was like a page out of my childhood. Boys, boys, boys. With plenty of the adolescent love Alice and her friends spend the summer having boyfriends - because you can't go into 7th grade without one. Lots of choices to make like, how do I attract a boy, how far should we go (kissing wise), but it's all group decisions. The girls are rarely alone with a boy for any length of time and it's all very innocent. Alice of course ends up with Patrick and they se [...]
It's the summer between 6th grade and 7th grade, and Alice and her friends are determined to have boyfriends when they start their first day of junior high. Alice has been dating Patrick, and she's nervous about kissing him. She loves hanging out and talking to him, but what if she messes everything up when he tries to kiss her?A bit lighter than the other Alice books, this one still has some great moments. In particular, Alice's first perm, which had me howling. This book focused more on Alice' [...]
Alice in Rapture, Sort Of is the second of the Alice books, and picks up just after the end of the first. It takes place in the summer between sixth and seventh grades, where Alice and her friends Pamela and Elizabeth have discovered that the most important thing a seventh-grade girl can have is a boyfriend. Luckily for Alice, she's already "going with" Patrick. She still struggles with everything that means, and even begins to wonder if it's something she even wants yet. Not as completely stron [...]
Yes, I finished another Alice book in the same 24 hours I finished the first one. This book picks up where the last one left off and focuses on Alice and her friendship with her neighbors and classmates who appeared in the first book: Elizabeth, who is religious and very innocent and Pamela, who is savvy and modern. The plot is about how the three girls spend the summer trying to find boyfriends before the school year begins. It was a good read and contains some stuff that was probably pretty ed [...]
We pick up Alice right where we left her, about to start summer before seventh grade. She and Patrick are still going out, and Pamela and Elizabeth are working on boyfriends too. Evidently you are nothing if you don't start junior high school with a boyfriend. Alice kind of likes things the way they used to be, though, and she wishes everything didn't have to change.Once again I so enjoyed the way the author nails girls this age. Alice's mishaps are really funny (the country club dinner, the per [...]
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