Outrageously Alice

Outrageously Alice

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


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Every girl should grow up with Alice, and with this irresistible new look, a whole new generation will want to.

Now that she is setting into eighth grade, the class she used to envy, Alice Mckinley is discovering that it isn't all that exciting. But, maybe it’s up to her to make this year as thrilling as she thought it would be? Out with the old, plain-Jane Alice in with the new, stylish, creative Alice. She’s sick of being boring. It’s time to be outrageous! But, what if outrageous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either? What if instead Alice finds herself in situations that are more embarrassing than they are wild and fun? Is Alice destined to be the same boring girl forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442428539
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Alice Series , #9
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 767,082
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award–winning Shiloh and its sequels, the Alice series, Roxie and the Hooligans, and Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard’s Roost. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit AliceMcKinley.com.

Customer Reviews

Outrageously Alice 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Alice series was pretty darn good at first, but then, it stopped being good when I read this book. They had a chapter just ALL about sex! It was really unnesessary and inappropriate. The plotline was HORRIBLE!!!! I don't recommend this book to ANYONE! Unless you like inapproiate content and like that sorta stuff. And no, if you think I'm an adult I'm not...I'm a teen stating this. Don't waste your time and money on this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As Alice died her hair with the special green moose they had picked up at the corner store, she wondered will this make my life more exciting. As she walked down the stairs with her green spiked hair, she saw her dad¿s facial expressions. Her father told Alice she was not allowed to wear that to school, and then he left for work. What is Alice going to do? In book Outrageously Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Alice is looking for a way to be outrageous and have an exciting life. Alice is the main role and throughout the book we are learning about her life and how it feels to be in 8th grade. We also meet her best friends Pamela and Elizabeth who are also going through a lot of changes in their lives. In the book we also meet her father and her brother les, she doesn¿t have a mother because she died when Alice was very little. In the book there is one more character that is very important Alice¿s boy friend Patrick. She has also gone through a lot with her friends and wanting to be original and daring such as dying her hair green for a day. In this book Alice and her friends also want to be new and have different personalities, more exciting ones. They all wanted to have something exciting happen in their lives, and it did in Alice¿s. On Halloween she was working at a haunted house at her school, and then she got pulled into the closet and got French kissed. She didn¿t know who it was because it was dark and she couldn¿t see his face. It was very misturious. In the book the main setting is in her neighborhood. She lives on the same street as her best friends, and they are frequently together. A lot of the book also is held at school, and at home. In the end of the book it wraps up all of the questions that you have and it helps understand other parts of the book. It is an amazing book! I read the book Outrageously Alice in study halls and before bed. I try to read at least 30 minutes everyday. The book has made a great impression as being fun and exciting. I love the author¿s writing style it is fun because she makes it like you are right there watching the whole book. I have read other Alice books and I enjoy the series a lot. I love the book Outrageously Alice and enjoy reading it. I have read other books by her that aren¿t the Alice books but they are the same upbeat style. She always describes things in such detail like when she described the kiss in the closet Alice got. She described how Alice was so confused and how she used all of her strength to fight him of, and how she was so scared. In all of the books she always includes times, places, and events in explicitly. She also says what the characters are thinking which helps you understand the book more, and it also makes it interesting. Like when she writes how Alice feels about not being outrageous helps me understand how Alice was feeling. My final thought on the book is that many of the experiences that Alice went through, Phyllis also went through because she described the feeling of her so well and how it happened. I don¿t think that she gave enough information at the end, but I think she did this so that you will read the next book in the series to get a question answered. This book is amazing! I think that Alice misses her mom a lot. Any girl without a mom is going to be very sad, so I think she will talk about her mother with her father to find out more. In the book there is a girl named Pamela Jones she is one of Alice¿s best friends. She reminds me of Lindsey one of my best friends Pamela is tall, pretty, and skinny. She is one of the most popular girls at school, and everyone likes her. She is identical to Lindsey because Lindsey holds all of those qualities too. I would recommend this book to anyone who is above 11. This book is very mature and people younger than 11 should not read it. Although boys might like this book I would recommend it most to girls. It is from a girl¿s point of view so I think girls like it better. If you want a good book, thi
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the story line was ok, I was apalled by the references to sex in it. Not only that, but questions from a 'test your sensuality' quiz AND many refernces to sexual positions! Definently NOT a book that I will ever recommened to anyone! Especially children!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alice is an average girl - she could even be you. Yet she is sick of this averageness. Pamela is an outlandish, pixie-cut blonde who guys go wild over. Elizabeth is a stunning, prudish beauty who seems to fear sex. Alice is just Alice, boring and average, or so she thinks. Not pretty, not ugly. Not skinny, not fat. Just Alice, sister of Lester. Things go a little crazy and Alice brings the craziness into the picture sometimes - like dying her hair green. Like dressing in a hooker-esque costume for a school Halloween function. Being in that costume and Frenched by an unknown guy is a hilarious situation and she soon finds out that, no, it isn't some secret admirer - just her boyfriend Patrick who she was unable to see clearly in the dark. Read on to see what other mischief Alice gets into - and gets herself into.
Guest More than 1 year ago
frist of all alice books are page turners once you start you can't stop it's so funny and trueful ... anyway this is one of my favorite alice books because the nature of it is just awsome i love her books i just wish it was based on a true story!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outrageously Alice is a good book for teenagers to read. It has drama, excitement, and humor. This is a great book to read.
stephxsu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After attending her first ever bridal shower, 13-year-old Alice McKinley realizes just how naïve, plain, and BORING her life is. Now that she¿s in eighth grade, she feels like she¿s ready for a new Alice¿one who has an appearance that attracts attention.It¿s not just her appearance that she wants to change, though. Patrick, her on-and-off boyfriend of over a year, seems to be extremely childish to her at times. Meanwhile, the new boy at school, Justin, is attracted to the pure and naïve Elizabeth; Alice¿s older brother Lester continues to have girl problems; and her dad STILL hasn¿t asked Miss Summers to marry him! How will Alice get through eighth grade if she has to do it all by herself?
jordyny7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this book had some good parts but it was very confusing for me so I wasnt so sure about it.
Rachelthescrumplet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! Another great one of Phyllis's awesome books!Alice has a way of being funny without really knowing it, which makes it all the more enjoyable for the reader.
lucky725 More than 1 year ago
thanks for all the reviews you all wrote it really helped me decide if i should read it or not!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever straight up your hair and even dyed it in green? Or was french-kissed with a unknown guy? If you didn't, congratulations, just see how many interesting thing Alice had did to rid off her thirteen years of boring life. you won't feel sorry about that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is special, exciting and funny book. Tihs book's main character, Alice, 8th grader, she always fo strange and outrageously. Her life is incrediable!! And there were many events to find herself. (She wants to know more about herself.)Sometimes she think about herself so seriously. Teenager life is so hard course to be an adult. If teenagers read this book, they can feel happy to find that book, and if teenager's parents read this book, they will understand there children's mind. When you are so boring, just read this book. I am sure that time really goes fast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Alice novel is great for middle school aged children going through all the things Alice is. Naylor's characters are always so lifelike and easy to compare to real life! I would give this novel 10 stars if it was possible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was halarious. I couldn't put it down. I read it in one day! The title of the book sure explains Alice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is brilliant. Its probably one of the funniest books in its series. It brings real life situations into a great well written book. I am very glad that Neylor will continue this series until Alice is 18.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It talks about growing up for girls my age. It is also very funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this Alice book because it talked about the changes in life.. and all the stupid things that some people do to stop them. I recommend it.