Come and meet Alice. Here she is on the brink of being a teenager and discovering that life is just one big embarrassment. Things are not made any easier by the fact that she has no female role model - Alice's mother died when she was four - so there is just her father and older brother - and what could they possibly know about being a girl and growing up? Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's lively, witty style, mixed with poignance and perception, has captured the essence of adolescent anxieties as we follow Alice through the trials and tribulations of growing up. In the spring of year 8, Alice decides she is 'in-between' - neither child nor woman. She waits for beauty to blossom - but realises that 'in-between' may not be such a bad place to be, when Pamela acts too old for her age during a trip to Chicago and attracts some unwanted attention. Alice is glad that she's a teenager at last, but she's also happy that she does not yet have to face some of the problems - mostly with girls - that her brother faces, or even her father. For anyone who is in-between (and who isn't?), this is a book to savour.
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