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Just Plain Al (Al #5)

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"Al(exandra) the Great" and her friend face the ups and downs experienced by every open and sensitive young person trying to cope in New York City.
Hardcover, 134 pages
Published October 21st 1986 by Viking Children's Books
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Sandy Hearn
This book did not seem to have a plot, just 2 girls interacting, the narator is Al's friend and she does not seem to give her own name at all during the book, that was very distracting.
So Al is about to have her 14th birthday and thinking of changing her name, considers Alex and Sandy, not thrilled with them, a lot of discussion about it. Al and her friend have been invited to a fancy restarant with her mother a man she is dating, then he goes on a trip out of town and cancels the dinner. Al's...more
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Born on October 27th, 1924, Constance C. Greene, the daughter of newspaper reporters, published A Girl Called Al (Viking, 1969) the story about a very intelligent girl who is an under-achiever and latch key kid, although Greene says that at the time of the writing the term wasn't being used yet. Al was a likable character and other books followed.

One of Greene's most popular books, Beat the Turtle...more
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