First published in the 1980s and early '90s, and reissued with photographic covers in 2001, a quartet of the Alice books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor are now available in a boxed set of paperbacks, The World of Alice. In The Agony of Alice, Alice is looking for a role model, but her family is no help. Who's going to show her how to be a teenager? Alice has her first boyfriend in Alice in Rapture, Sort Of, but she finds that a boyfriend can be much more complicated than a friend. The heroine can think of seven things about seventh grade that stink, in Reluctantly Alice-but there's a lot to like about junior high, too. In All but Alice, Alice just wants to fit in, but soon discovers that she doesn't like everything the ""in"" crowd does.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2003 Release date: 10/01/2003 Genre: Children's