Alice on the Outside

  • Title: Alice on the Outside
  • Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • ISBN: 9780689805943
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] Read ✓ Alice on the Outside : by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Alice on the Outside, Alice on the Outside In the eleventh book of the Alice series Alice is growing up and discovering that things like friendships and romance get complicated in the process
    [PDF] Read ✓ Alice on the Outside : by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Alice on the Outside, Alice on the Outside In the eleventh book of the Alice series Alice is growing up and discovering that things like friendships and romance get complicated in the process

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    Alice on the Outside

    About Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


    1. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor was born in Anderson, Indiana, US on January 4, 1933.Her family were strongly religious with conservative, midwestern values and most of her childhood was spent moving a lot due to her father s occupation as a salesman.Though she grew up during the Depression and her family did not have a lot of money, Naylor stated that she never felt poor because her family owned good books Her parents enjoyed reading stories to the children her father would imitate the characters in Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer and her mother read to them every evening, almost until we were old enough to go out on dates, though we never would have admitted this to anyone By the time Phyllis reached fifth grade, writing books was her favorite hobby and she would rushed home from school each day to write down whatever plot had been forming in her head at sixteen her first story was published in a local church magazine.Phyllis has written over 80 books for children and young people One of these books, Shiloh, was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1992, was named a Notable Children s Book by the American Library Association and was also Young Adult Choice by the International Reading Association.Naylor gets her ideas from things that happen to her or from things she has read Shiloh was inspired by a little abused dog she and her husband found The little dog haunted her so much that she had to write a story about him to get it out of her mind.


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    1. A great Alice story, definitely comparable to Alice in Lace my favorite in terms of greatness To get a real world view of prejudice the entire school is divided into As, Bs, and Cs and are granted different levels of privileges Certain groups are required to use certain staircases, water fountains, and are allowed to board the school buses first The students have strong emotional reactions to the experiment and have a great in class discussion I was so glad to read about another meaty assignment [...]

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    2. This book talks about sex in ways that are better than how most books for middle school kids talk about sex A low bar, and yet I was impressed For example, it contains the radical idea that women should enjoy themselves and ask for what they want sexually Wait until love and marriage remains the theme though There is a ton of fascinating stuff to analyze here if you want to be a geek with me.

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    3. This one deals with some pretty grownup issues I loved the way Consciousness Raising Week was handled As has happened in every book in this series, there were times when I felt like something important was left unsaid, but I thought the concept was great.

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    4. Refreshing to read a story geared to young people that shows how sexuality isn t a big deal Also I LOVED how Alice defended her lesbian friends in front of bullies We could use characters like her in all of fiction.

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    5. This book is basically an episode of Degrassi Junior High AND I LOVE IT

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    6. this was a great book it would be a good book for girlsys STAY AWAY.

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    7. Alice is growing up all the time She s a great example for girls her age to learn from through both good and bad choices She s getting serious with Patrick and, being two years older than her, I am always interested in how far they take things Also, the talks about sex were so necessary and normal.I knew that Lori was lesbian as soon as she was introduced She d said something about being on the outside and them she told Alice she was pretty and it was obvious from the start I love the overriding [...]

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    8. LOVED THIS BOOK Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has done it again In this book we get to see Alice learn about discrimination Not only does this book cover racial discrimination, but also LGBTQ discrimination Of course Alice is very tolerant when faced with a new friend s sexual identity however she learns that not everyone is so accepting This plot line is especially remarkable considering this book came out in 1999, when the world wasn t as aware of these issues as we are today This book definitely ge [...]

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    9. Another good book in the Alice series Alice and her classmates participate in an activity to show them what prejudice feels like, and Alice later learns that one of her friends at school is gay The book tackles these real issues kids go through, but it s not in a preachy way The end of the book has the semi formal that everyone has been looking forward to Alice goes, but the evening is not how she expected Of course, things all turn out well in the end On to the next Alice book

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    10. This book made me realize I chose a great author to follow.This had the first lesbian character I remember, Alice a straight, white, girl learns about discrimination, and it was nice to have a book where the growth and development of a character had nothing to do with them being in a relationship.Honestly, this book ages very well, I totally recommend.

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    11. Alice s school does an experiment about racism Preachy, maybe, but compelling I like school stories, and the book gets across the schoolwide feelings, starting with good cheer any break from routine is fun and going through to tension and violence During the experiment, Alice befriends a girl called Lori who later invites her to sleep over view spoiler and then makes a pass at her Alice is fantastically cool with it and they continue to be friends This is nice, unexpected and welcome when you re [...]

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    12. Alice 11, in which Alice experiences prejudice and homophobia for the first time.Alice s school runs something called Consciousness Raising Week to reach the students about prejudice and privilege Based on hair color, students are assigned to groups A, B or C, and have certain restrictions and rites based on those groups Certain groups can only use certain staircases, sit in certain parts of the cafeteria, etc The students see it as a joke originally, but by the end of the week, everyone is high [...]

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    13. I picked this up on a whim from the teen fiction display at the library, for two reasons one, it s by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, whose Boy Girl War books kept my children happily entertained in elementary school Reliable author Two, it s about an 8th grade girl who is dealing with 8th grade life Should be perfect for my 8th grade daughter, right No No, it s not perfect Not even in the ballpark This is essentially a 175 page sex ed manual masquerading as a novel The first 30 pages feature Alice ask [...]

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    14. Alice on the outside merupakan buku terakhir dalam seri Alice, kali ini Alice menjalani kehidupan seorang remaja berusia 14 tahun yang dalam kehidupannya serba canggung Umur 14 tahun belum bisa dikatakan dewasa, tapi umur 14 tahun juga bukan lagi anak anak, inilah yang membuat Alice dan kedua temannya Elizabeth dan Pamela selalu mencari jawaban dari setiap pertanyaan yang muncul dari pengalaman mereka Apakah saat kita pacaran boleh dekat dekat laki laki lain hanya bertujuan menambah pengalaman u [...]

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    15. Alice is in junior high, and she has a lot of questions In this particular book in the series, Alice learns about sex, makes friends with a classmate who is gay, and participates in a school wide activity to help kids understand racism I picked this one up because it was part of a LGBT kid lit display That s about all it has going for it Published in 1990, this book is very dated Add that to the fact that the spine is printed with the words teen fiction when no teen I know would be caught dead r [...]

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    16. I read this for my Resources for Children class At first I was so surprised at the amount of sex talk in this book the main character, Alice, is only 13 going on 14 , but then it became quite clear that that s the point of this series This series has been challenged in is still controversial, but I actually don t see much wrong with it Sex is always talked about as something that will happen in the very far away future, and the questions Alice would ask about sex were very innocent and one s tha [...]

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    17. Child me 5 starsAdult me 5 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, excep [...]

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    18. Absolutely my favorite Alice book so far This book has everything Cheesy after school special type social experiment into prejudices in middle school An eighth grade girl inviting another girl over for a sleepover and then telling her she is gay Lots of teenager sex questions answered A romantic moonlit serenade Going stag to the semi formal Honestly it s kinda goofy, but in the best way possible, like a time capsule into 1990 note writing this review inspired me to google when it came out and i [...]

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    19. I loved the book a little bit but I also hated it a little bit The first 60 pages of this book were very disturbing and gross and once I even skipped two pages because I thought I can t read this But then after that first part the book actually got pretty good which sort of amazed me One thing that I liked was that Alice the narrator sometimes had the same problems or thoughts I do And as the plot went on these problems got solved, giving me some tips and hints for real life Another thing I like [...]

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    20. In this book Alice and her classmates have to take part in a diversity exercise in which dark haired people are given priviledges over light haired people Also, Alice makes a new friend that she finds out is a lesbian Now, I love Alice, but I think her reaction to this news at the ripe old age of 13 is awfully mature I think Naylor gives Alice too much credit sometimes in order to portray what the right action would be rather than the realistic action For instance, no girl I ever knew at 13 woul [...]

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    21. These Alice books are a thorn in my side They are great books, but kids keep giving them to me and saying they are inappropriate for our elementary school In this case, I guess they were right Alice wants to know what sex is like so asks her cousin Carol when she spends the night It s really handled well, and is something I m sure girls would be thinking about, but since Alice is in high school in this one, and there is an awful lot of talk about sex, I m going to send this one up to the middle [...]

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    22. Another good one, this time about the alienation teens can feel, even among their friends The consciousness raising event seemed like an interesting experiment, too, about superiority, bullying and entitlement I still have trouble believing a teen girl is that at ease talking with her father about sexual intercourse Why, always, with the whole phrase She sounds like a scientist working on the Kinsey Report, not someone who gets embarrassed during a kiss with her boyfriend at her dad turning on t [...]

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    23. It s the 2nd semester of 8th grade, and Alice has a lot on her mind She still likes Patrick a lot, but she also likes hanging out with Sam One of her best friends, Pamela, has started wearing revealing clothing and spending time with the bad boy bikers And her brother and dad are both struggling with their love lives.This book has a lot going for it one of Alice s classmates comes out to her and the school participates in Consciousness Raising Week which results in some tense moments about race [...]

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    24. Personally, I wouldn t say that this book was a great read but I like the concept behind this book as well as the series It answers questions that girls are too scared to ask I really wish I had these books when I was a couple years younger so I had answers to some of these questions and sometimes even still there are times I read something I didn t know before I also really liked the idea of that racial activity they did in the school to cause awareness because I definitely didn t have anything [...]

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    25. Alice makes me so happy I love that Naylor doesn t shy away from difficult topics like homosexuality, prejudice and bullying When I read these as a youth, Alice s world was a very safe place for me to think about these heavy topics and realize that growing up is a pain and joy we all share Alice is nearing the end of 8th grade She has a lot of questions about sexuality and she and her friends are having some new experiences She makes a new friend at school that s gay and that gives her even to [...]

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    26. Banned Books 2011Reasons nudity offensive language religious viewpointBanned Books 2006Reasons offensive language and sexually explicitBanned Books 2003Reasons sexual content, offensive language, unsuited to age groupBanned Books 2002Reasons homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age groupBanned Books 2001Reasons sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

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    27. I think that Alice on the Outside is an amazing book , for teenage girls to read This book had my full attention aspecially when she started really liking a boy She starts thinking she s in love but it was mostly lust Even though it talks mostly about sex It talks about sex in a good manner Its not like middle school students doesn t talk about anyway I would love to read books from this author It relates to me in so many different ways.

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    28. Alice finally hangs out with than just her token two best friends, boyfriend, and brother PRN introduces a non white friend and a lesbian Alice s school learns about prejudice Alice is attracted to someone besides Patrick.Book takes place Spring semester of 8th grade.Alice s life lessons Best Alice moment s Sexually active as a bag of spinach Lori s bracelet Pamela and the bikers Alice asking Carol about sex the formal.

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    29. This was the first Alice book I read, so it will probably always be one of my favorites Alice is starting to branch out and do different activities from her two best friends, Pamela and Elizabeth, but despite doing her own thing, she feels a little left out She s also progressing in her relationship with her boyfriend, Patrick, and getting life advice from her cousin Carol.

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