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Alice in Lace (Alice #8)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,276 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Alice suddenly finds herself married! Well, sort of. In an eighth grade health class, she and her friends are each given a hypothetical situation to help them learn to make good decisions. It's all great fun until one of the students creates a problem that could have serious consequences for the whole class. The first semester of eighth grade is both exciting and complicat ...more
Hardcover, 139 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Perfection Learning (first published March 1st 1996)
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As Alice gets older, the books get better, I think. Each one is still pretty light-weight, taken on its own, but the whole run adds up to something really nice.
Crys (The Hodgenator)
Alice is back - and this time she is starting eighth grade, and getting married. She grows up fast, doesn't she?

Naylor delivers a solid story of growing up a little faster than we're ready for in the guise of a health class. Alice and her friends are given different scenarios of life, and they must learn to deal with all the conflicts that come with dealing with each of those scenarios.

Alice and Patrick as assigned the planning of a wedding, honeymoon, first apartment, and furniture - all for $5
I'd never read one of the Alice stories, so I thought I'd read this one before shelving it.
Alice and her Health Class peers are assigned Real Life projects along the lines of What Are the Consequences of: deciding to get married, getting caught shoplifting, getting pregnant, getting someone else pregnant, getting caught drunk and driving, etc. This sounds like such a great idea for a class assignment, but I don't honestly see 8th graders doing such a great job winkling out the details of what h
Becky Ginther
When Alice begins 8th grade in the book Alice in Lace, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, she is surprised to find herself already planning a wedding. Fortunately for her, the wedding plans are an assignment for her health class during their unit on Critical Choices. Her friends and classmates get assigned to various other activities that help them see what life is like as an adult, such as dealing with a teen pregnancy, buying a car, and arranging a burial for a family member. Throughout the novel Al ...more
Wow, reading this at 13 and re-reading it at 20 make me realize how different I've become. I pretty much agreed with Alice on most accounts when I first read this, and now I'm definitely more like Lester. This is such a sweet book, and it was hilarious at a few points! Pamela's so funny! And then there were the sweet, sad points. I love the Alice series, and this is probably one of my favourites. I loved the idea of Critical Choices, and how it was executed. A quick, light, heartwarming read tha ...more
Jennifer Dines
I was probably just a little too old for the Alice series when it came out in the mid-90's. This book would've been perfect for me - it was about a girl whose Dad owns a music shop (The Melody Inn) and who is growing up in Maryland (where I grew up!). I found out about this book because it had been a very controversial book, probably because 8th grader Alice naturally wonders about sexuality. This book harkened back to simpler times - when in school, you might actually learn something practical, ...more
March 2012 re-read.

Long live Alice! This has always been my favorite Alice book - especially the classroom wedding scene.
Alice and her friends have to learn critical life skills in a new unit at school. She and Patrick have to plan a wedding, Pamela's assignment is to figure out what to do after getting pregnant, and Elizabeth has to buy a car.

Book takes place: First semester of 8th grade.
Alice's life lessons: You can't plan everything in life, but it's good to be prepared.
Best Alice moment(s): Drama with Sorringer; Jill's accusation against Mr. Everett; Pamela and Donald Sheavers at the mall; Alice and Patrick's
Sarah Sparkle
Unfortunately, I did not get to read the Alice books in order, so 'Alice in Lace', which I bought from Amazon alongside 'Alice the Brave' was a novelty. One thing that bothered me about this book is the false sexual harassment allegation against her teacher by another girl that Alice intervenes in. It's not that I think her response was wrong, but I was like 'really?' Other books in the series talk about genuine sexual assault, but it still felt like a tired narrative to use - people overestimat ...more
Laura Hughes
Alice and Patrick have to plan a pretend wedding for a health class assignment about life choices and planning. Patrick upsets Alice by grumpily describing their plan, which actually sounds kind of nice, as an "el cheapo wedding." Friends have hijinks with their own assignments, such as Elizabeth researching cars and Pamela pretending to be pregnant.

A climactic plotline of the book revolves around the cool-guy health teacher, who is described as being Robert Redford cute (this book came out in
My favorite Alice book yet! Alice is in 8th grade and gets an interesting assignment: get married! In reality she has been set the task to plan a wedding, honeymoon, find an apartment, and buy furniture on a budget of $5,000. Her friends Pamela and Elizabeth have been assigned pregnancy and buy a car, respectively. Meanwhile, Alice spends a lot of time worrying about Miss Summer and her father's relationship. Will they settle down and get married or has the romance fizzled? And Lester's girl tro ...more
this book is amazing and was fun to read I really enjoyed it.
Alice is getting married...and no, she's not a child bride. It's part of an assignment in her class to learn about life responsibilities. Her friend Elizabeth is buying a car and Pamela is pregnant. This was a cute and fun read, one of my favorite so far. The side plots of Lester choosing a girl is always amusing, but there are a few twists in this one. I will be sad when the series starts going downhill, but it is still strong. I will be cranking out quite a few more of these this weekend, as I ...more
In this edition, Alice has started 8th grade and is in health class with all her friends. They are doing a project where they are given a scenario and told they have to investigate their options for dealing with the scenario and the consequences of those decisions. For instance, Pamela is a pregnant unwed teenager, Alice and Patrick are getting married, and Elizabeth has to buy a car. It gets Alice thinking about the importance of planning. Evenutally she realizes that you can have plans as long ...more
Kira Budge
Pretty decent addition.
Brandi Young
It was good but I wouldn't recommend it. It didn't have a good ending and it had old style writing.
♡ Kristina
Aug 27, 2013 ♡ Kristina marked it as to-read
Banned Books 2011
Reasons: nudity; offensive language; religious viewpoint

Banned Books 2006
Reasons: offensive language and sexually explicit

Banned Books 2003
Reasons: sexual content, offensive language, unsuited to age group

Banned Books 2002
Reasons: homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

Banned Books 2001
Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
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It was a adorable book I liked it very much and I like Alice and Pamela
In this effervescent eighth entry in the wildly popular series, Alice isn't really getting married. But she and her boyfriend, Patrick, are thinking about it--for a health class assignment. And as she and her classmates research the nitty gritty details of planning a wedding they discover that being truly grown-up can be much more complicated than they ever imagined.

book 8. in which alice and her classmates get to take a fascinating course on critical choices- alice & patrick have to pretend to get married and study all the planning involved, & pamela must pretend she is unexpectedly pregnant. lester gets a surprise from an old girlfriend.
I think this is my favorite of the series thus far. Alice and the gang have to complete a school assignment that forces them to face grown up decisions. This assignment helps them each to grow and realize that you can't always plan for life, sometimes it just happens.
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The class has an assignment to pretend to be grown up: Jill must bury a grandmother, Pamela is pregnant, Elizabeth has to buy a car, and Alice is marrying Patrick! It's all so confusing, but school can be fun!
This one was shorter than I remember these books being. Very light, read it in the span of a couple hours. I plan to review the series as a whole after I finish the other Alice book I have out.
Jess Hall
This was one of the first books I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish. It was easy to get to know the characters and the plot was great for a teen book! I will read this many times again.
Alice is helping at Crystal's wedding and Elizabeth's mom is finally having a baby. Alice is still trying to interfere with her Dad and Miss Summers, but she really wants a mom!
Celine Parker
I loved this book; Alice must be a responsible adult as she is in charge of planning a wedding. But is being an adult as great as it seems? Alice learns about responsibility.
This is my favorite alice book
there are about 5 million of them
they are all so good
about a girl named alice growing up
there easy to read
and really fun
Alice is totally getting better with age! I LOVED this book! I was reading it at night and I laughed so hard it woke my brother up!
10-11 Isabella
This book was very inappropriate!! It talked about some subjects that I thought were not really for 11 year olds! I don't recommend it.
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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 boo
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