Google+ Reading Teen: Review: I Like Him, He Likes Her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: I Like Him, He Likes Her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

I Like Him, He Likes Her: Alice Alone; Simply Alice; Patiently Alice
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum

Find a Penny pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck…except, of course, if that Penny is charming and pretty and funny, and the person picking her up just happens to be your boyfriend. Alice McKinley’s freshman year is not as “lucky” as she was hoping it would be. But she’s is trying to look on the bright side. There are worse things than being single for a semester… for a school year…for the whole summer…. At least Alice can count on her best friends for support—in theory, anyway. Lately they haven’t been all that there-for-her. In fact, it seems like Pam and Liz are suddenly involved in intense, secret conversations whenever Alice is around.

Single is starting to feel a whole lot like solo.

My Review:

     I saw this book and instantly fell in love with the cover!  As I picked it up I realized just how thick of a book it is, and I got a little intimidated.  I finally decided to get it, and I'll be honest, it sat on my shelf for a while because the size was daunting.  I brought it to the beach because I thought I might be able to tackle it there, and I finished it in two days flat. I loved it!  It's completely adorable and funny and I couldn't put it down.  The best part about it is how down-to-earth it is.  Alice is not a crazy, hyper, self-centered girl who cant say a sentence without saying "like" five-thousand times.  She's a levelheaded freshmen who's wholly relatable.  Therefore, I loved her.  It's kind of difficult to pinpoint what exactly I liked about it so much because her life was so "normal".  But even though it was normal, it was still thoroughly entertaining and hilarious!   I'll will be starting It's Not Like I Planned It This Way soon, and I definitely think you should read I Like Him, He Likes Her!!

  • Sexual Content: Heavy
  • Violence: None
  • Profanity: Moderate
  • Other: Some derogatory remarks made by 8-10yr olds. 
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  1. I am a big fan of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor since her Alice series hooked me up. I always wonder about her books out of those light books.

    I was surprised when I saw the number of pages. Alice was usually written only around 100-200 pages.
    I am curious what kind of adventure that Alice got this time.

    Did she still write about Lester, Alice's brother ? Beside Alice, I also adored him. :D

  2. l haven't ever seen this before, l love the sound of it and l love the cover too.

  3. Ummm,

    First of all, I'm a little weirded out by the post above mine. That being said, thank you for your amazing review, Kit. I would never have given this book a second thought, had it not been for your review.

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  4. Haha, yeah Hira, I can't believe that one made it past the spam box!!

    Aleetha, this one is a bind-up of three of the Alice series. It was Alice Alone, Simply Alice and Patiently Alice

  5. help. im writting a paper and i need some advice about her appearance


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