Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “I Like Him, He Likes Her (Alice, #13-15)” as Want to Read:
I Like Him, He Likes Her (Alice, #13-15)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

I Like Him, He Likes Her (Alice #13-15)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,511 ratings  ·  163 reviews
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 semes ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published May 18th 2010 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsSwitch! The Lost Kingdoms of Karibu by Karen  PrinceCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsAnna and the French Kiss by Stephanie PerkinsMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Best teen-fiction books
146th out of 321 books — 345 voters
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann BrasharesThings I Can't Forget by Miranda KenneallyCamp Kiss by J.K. RockSummer State of Mind by Jen CalonitaThe Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg
YA Summer Camp
13th out of 49 books — 10 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details

This book has a good lesson to girls, your life shouldn't revolve around boys. Alice McKinley (narrator of the book) is a girl who worries about love, if she'll ever find true love, if her father will always love her "soon-to-be" stepmother, Sylvia Summers, if her 22 Year old brother, Lester (alice and her dad call him Les) will ever get another girlfriend who wont be like his ex-girlfriend, Eva, who apparently was a terrible girlfriend, and many other things. Alice has just started her 9th g
This book touched on some central themes of "high school" and "growing up" such as family, sex, love, and heartbreak.

However, it gives tweens and adolescent girls an unrealistic depiction of family, sex, love and heartbreak. The language was sometimes stuffy between the female characters (BFFs) and the book was an incredibly slow (albeit easy) read. I was fed up by the end and glad to have it over.
Lissa Chandler
I loved reading the Alice books in fourth to sixth grade and read the first ten or twelve books in the series, thinking that it ended when she started high school (because high school was, like, so old). So, when I found this compilation of three Alice books from her first year in high school, I thought about buying it and then my mother-in-law scooped it up for me when I couldn't decide on anything else.

I like Alice. I really do. I read about her for years growing up and I loved her, I loved he
So when i picked this book off the shelf i have to admit. I judged the book by its cover, as well as it title. So simply yet it really protrayed a typical teenage problem. I was unaware however that this was a book in a series and that there was at least a dozen other books before it. Unfortunatly, i was on vacation and had no other books to read a figured i would give it a go. AS soon as i began reading it i felt like i had read the whole series and wasnt missing out on much. The author does a ...more
This book was definitely one of my favorites so far! I think the reason I enjoyed this book so much was because it is very relatable to me and most girls my age. It's the typical "I really like him but he likes somebody else" deal. Then it ends up in you being so jealous of that "somebody else" and it from THAT it turns into a huge mess! And just like in Alice's case, there are always your really good friends who tell you something like "yeah they were sitting and flirting with each other at the ...more
Okay so first off I just have to tell youthat Alice is a major crybaby and she is (kind of) bipolar so, if you hate people crying over stupid things or super fast mood swings then this isn't your book.

So this was the story of Alice's life in her freshman year, actually they were 3 books in one, and through out this 3 books, Alice broke up with her boyfriend (or did he broke up with her? I still don't know), she learned to actually do things by herself (can you imagine she thought she couldn't re
Krysia Davis
This book was an incredibly easy read. Written more so for middle schoolers, when I bought this book, I didn't get around to it until my senior year and decided I had to read it through. Although an easy read this book is filled with life lessons and things I could relate to. Something to be aware of before reading I Like Him, He Likes Her is that there are twelve books before this one, which I was unaware of when I read this book.

Alice McKinley has finally arrived at her freshman year of high

This was an incredibly easy read, for starters. The writing was good enough, even though the dialogue was a little forced in places. Half-way through the book it occurred to me that I could, you know, stop reading, but by then I was too invested in the whiny heroine and her insane asylum-worthy friends to stop now. Which could be a good sign, but I took it to mean something very, very bad.

I didn't know that there was - what? twelve? - books before this one, but the o
♥Jessica, ♥Lady of the Library♥

Alright, so I read this book a long, long, long, long, long time ago. Like, in the beginning of August, which is a long time for me.
I can't really remember all of the emotions I was feeling after finishing this book, but I felt so, so, so accomplished.

This book was beautiful simply because it was so ordinary. Ordinary life. Realistic teen romance and drama. EXTREMELY realistic characters. I'm not gonna write a full review because I'm lazy as fuck, but this was amazing.
Read it!
This book appears to have been written in the 1960s. All the characters are named things like Pamela and George and other parental type names despite the fact that they are supposed to be 15 in 2001. The author throws in random awkward conversations about periods and what not in an effort to be the next Judy Blume, one can only assume. Her characters use very out dated terminology and the book is obviously written by an older woman very out of touch with real life or technology, etc.
Brandi Johnson
This book purchase was a classic case of binding lust. (Have I mentioned I have a serious affinity to judging books by their gorgeous covers?) I saw it in the YA section of B&N and adored the cover and the spine. I knew nothing about it except that it was a book that sounded right up my alley, and that there were two more volumes sitting beside it. Turns out these are books #13 - #15 of an entire series about the main character, Alice. I didn't feel like I was missing much, though, starting ...more
Anna Felty
Love, love, love! Flew through it!
Laura Woods
I loved this book, I just couldn't put it down. "I like him, he likes her" is about a freshman named Alice, Who has just been dumped by her boyfriend, Patrick. The book contains three stories Alice alone, Simply Alice, and Patiently Alice. Alice's dad, Ben, is getting married to her second grade teacher, Sylvia. Unfortunately, the maid of honor becomes sick and the wedding is postponed till the fall. Well I'm going to stop there because I hate spoiling things. I would definitely recommend this b ...more
I picked up this book from a Little Library, and the former owner had penciled "Best Book in the World!" on the cover. On the side, she'd written "AWESOME!" Loved the cover and the title, so I took the book gladly.

After 150 pages I gave up. There was little central tension, each chapter ended very flatly, with nothing compelled me to turn the page.

As noted in other reviews, this book is comprised of books 13-15 of Alice's story. I would recommend you start with book #1, because the references on
This book was good i gues! it was funny,cute and relatebale. but sometimes, you just wanna punch Alice in her freaking face!!! But there was a pretty inapropriate part in around the ending of the 3rd part (I would most likely rate it 4/10 for the inapropriate part) but other than that, it was just a good book in general. Im not sure about you guys but some of the characters were just a wast like for example:

(i dont wanna spoil so im just going to say their names and then you will getit after you
This book is about a girl named Alice McKinley. She just started her freshmen year in high school. After Alice plans to have a sleepover, she was cleaning a found a picture of her boyfriend and a girl named Penny kissing. She asked Patrick about it and he said it was fake. More things started to happen between those two. One day Patrick and Alice decided to take a walk and Alice just had to ask bout him and Penny. She wanted the truth. He told her he liked Penny but not as much as he like her (A ...more
I LOVED this book!!!!!!! I read this book almost two years ago and I still remember it!! It just gave me so many feelings!! I LOVE Alice so much. She literally is so relatable for me. She's quirky and funny and flawed and I LOVE her. She's a great character. Another character I love is Lester, Alice's 22 year old brother. He's a book crush of mine for sure. I also love Alice's friends. They are so cool and entertaining! Gosh I just can't explain everything I loved because I just loved this book ...more
Adrianna Shepherd
In my opinion it was a really good book, though it was a bit "cheesy" at times, I felt like it showed some struggles that could happen in our life's and through out high school and as a teenager. At some points I felt it was a bit dramatic with the romance with all the break ups and make ups but it is a really fun book to read. Alice and her two best friends Elizabeth and Pamela get to do many different fun things throughout the book and just show what it's like as an average teenager. It was an ...more
Alice is about to start her first year of high school - ninth grade has so many possibilities and she is determined to make them all the best. Things don't start off too well when her boyfriend leaves her for one of her friends, and so life begins. Alice is a fantastic character that I hope my daughter will enjoy reading very soon. She looks at life with a unique perspective that makes you fall in love.
This edition contains three stories about Alice - the first half of freshman year, the second
Nov 11, 2011 Ernica added it
Alice Alone- this book is simply hilarious so far. I don't think I've ever read a book from this author before but i will read more by her in the future. oh where do i being? from Alice's break-up with Patrick because of penny? well considering the title(Alice alone), i already knew it would happen but was still surprised when it did. what i didn't expect was for Elizabeth to admit that she'd been molested or felt-up by a family friend when she was seven . she never told anyone till now because ...more
Caitlyn Behymer
Oct 13, 2011 Caitlyn Behymer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ninth Graders
The author's purpose in wrighting this book to me would be to intertain and inform the reader. I say it would be to intertain because this book here is really funny at times. At other times it gets really surious but it really draws your attention into the book enough where you don't want it put the book down! I would have to say the book is informational because it really and truely informs you about what you have got comming in your highschool years! I would never have had belived thatsome of ...more
Olivia M

In the book I like him, he likes her there are many things going on so it keeps you interested and wanting to read it. In the book the main character Alice lives with her dad Ben and her brother Lester. Throughout this book Alice faces many problems including her first year of high school, her friends, and learning that life does not get any easier as you grow up. In this book her dad in engaged to a woman named Sylvia and Alice is very excited that she gets to have a mom again because Alice’s
To start off, I want to say that I was unawares to the fact that this is some huge chicklit life story from the 80s that goes through Alice's whole life. So I have no preconceived notions to Naylor's writing, Alice's story/background, whatever.
Scratch that. I had to read Shiloh for fourth grade summer reading.
Anyhow, I picked this book up a few weeks ago on the account of two things: first, the cover looked cute, and second, more importantly, the font was really cool. Just kidding.
No, the seco
This book was fascinating to read because the main character, Alice, is an ordinary girl that is my age who goes through stuff that every girl has to go through at some point in time! I would definitely give this book five stars because it kept you interested and wanting to know what was going to happen next. My next sentence was going to be "The only thing I didn't like was..." but once I got to thinking about it, I don't know anything that I didn't like about this book! The Author Phyllis Rey ...more
I like him, he liks her ; this book is a very intresting book. It is about a girl named alice that is starting highschool already with a broken heart and enemeies. Her two bestfriends elizathabeth adn pamela are both changing and she can feel that something is wrong. Her mom dead and her dad engaged , her life seems upside down and complicated but, with help of her brother lester and her two friends she will make it alive throughout the ninth grade. She just has no idea, how hard highschool real ...more
High school is finally here and Alice McKinley feels as if things are finally working out. However, her boyfriend, Patrick, dumps her for popular and funny Penny. Her homework load becomes too much leaving her with little time for her best friends. Then her dad's wedding gets postponed when her future aunt becomes very sick. Alice faces the classic drama of a teenager and continues to learn more about herself through the challenges.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's style is easy to catch onto from the
Dec 08, 2013 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Shannon by: Mikaela
Entering her first year of high school, Alice McKinley is bursting with excitement and nervous as always. Her mother died while she was young and she has always been embarrassing, but things are starting to finally work themselves out; her father is getting remarried, she has lots of friends, and a wonderful boyfriend. Drama starts as soon as she walks through the school doors and she finds herself overwhelmed and always busy. The classic ups and downs of a teenager’s life are captured as Alice ...more
Clarissa F.
Life will never be perfect, so always look on the bright side. This story takes place in Maryland. Alice Kathleen McKinley is the narrator of the book and she is also the main character, her 22 year old brother Lester, her Dad, Sylvia Summers, Elizabeth, and Pamela are the other main characters of the book. Alice is just starting her first year of high school with her boyfriend Patrick. She imagined the perfect year and that's when everything fell apart for her. Her boyfriend broke up with her ...more
The book I like him, he likes her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is a tale of romance. Alice thought she had everything; the boyfriend, the family, the friends. She was really happy in that place in her life. What she didnt expect is the sudden turn that changed her life for the worse. This all happened at a party Alice was hosting. Alice was allowed to have a cooed sleepover party. A cooed sleep over party is a mixed of boys and girls sleeping in the same room. Alice was getting the drinks ready wh ...more
Ashley Plonski
The Alice books will always be my favorites. It was a pleasure rereading this glorious combo book. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor really knows how to describe experiences that many tweens/freshman/ninthgraders go through. In fact the book is so down to earth and true that the reader ends up so involved with the story, they can't seem to put the book down. These books shall always remain my favorites, and I hope to share them with my daughter (for whenever I have a kid in the far future) and hopefully k ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Royally Crushed (Royally Jacked, #1-3)
  • A Funny Thing About Love: Dancing Queen; Prom Crashers; Drive Me Crazy
  • The Year I Turned Sixteen (The Year I Turned Sixteen, #1-4)
  • Draco Montague (Stallion Island Series, #11)
  • Hold on Tight (Hannah Montana, #5)
  • Tan Lines: Sand, Surf, and Secrets; Rays, Romance, and Rivalry; Beaches, Boys, and Betrayal
  • Struck: Stupid Cupid; Flirting with Disaster; Pucker Up
  • Unite (Project Integrate, #1)
  • Keep Me in Your Heart: Three Novels
  • My Little Phony (The Clique, #13)
  • Oath of Servitude (The Punishment Sequence # 1)
  • Hazel
  • Forever Summer (Laguna Cove & Cruel Summer)
  • A Field Guide for Heartbreakers
  • The Last To Know
  • Trade Secrets (Love, Inc., #2)
  • If There Be Thorns / Seeds of Yesterday (Dollanganger, #3-4)
  • Reality Chick
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
More about Phyllis Reynolds Naylor...

Other Books in the Series

Alice (1 - 10 of 25 books)
  • The Agony of Alice (Alice, #1)
  • Alice in Rapture, Sort of (Alice, #2)
  • Reluctantly Alice (Alice, #3)
  • All But Alice (Alice, #4)
  • Alice in April (Alice, #5)
  • Alice In-Between (Alice, #6)
  • Alice the Brave (Alice, #7)
  • Alice in Lace (Alice, #8)
  • Outrageously Alice (Alice, #9)
  • Achingly Alice (Alice, #10)
Shiloh (Shiloh, #1) The Agony of Alice (Alice, #1) Faith, Hope, and Ivy June Shiloh Season (Shiloh, #2) Saving Shiloh (Shiloh, #3)

Share This Book