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

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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
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Nov 10, 2013 Savanahs rated it it was amazing

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
May 23, 2011 Sara rated it it was ok
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.
Jun 25, 2011 Lissa rated it liked it
Shelves: friendship, we-own
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
Jan 13, 2011 Alexia:) rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 31, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
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
Jun 10, 2015 Morgan rated it it was ok
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It wasn't a totally bad book, but I guess because Alice is so young, she just seemed like that annoying little sister everyone can't stand. she seemed very immature throughout the book constantly thinking about herself and what would happen if certain things went one way, how it would affect her.

I think at the end if the book she finally realised that it's not totally all about Alice and that she also touched others in a different way wh
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
Jun 23, 2013 Hannah rated it it was ok

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
Krysia Davis
Dec 15, 2013 Krysia Davis rated it liked it
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
Karen Leonardo
Mar 31, 2015 Karen Leonardo rated it it was amazing
I rate this book 5 stars because it is a really interesting book. I think that others should read this book because you can learn that you can face and solve many obstacles in your life slowly and steady but don't think too much about them. This book has many life problems that many people can face, like getting a new mother after not having one for years. I personally like this book very much, because the author got straight to the point when I started to read it. It's about a girl named Alice ...more
Feb 05, 2011 Kelly rated it it was ok
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.
Kemore H
Jan 08, 2016 Kemore H rated it it was amazing
This is a really good book i recommend everyone to read it.It is about this girl who likes this boy but he likes another girl it is really good this is the first book a actully really liked i would rate it BMS!!!!!!! #amustread #readme #shareme #greatbook
Anna Felty
Jul 13, 2014 Anna Felty rated it really liked it
Love, love, love! Flew through it!
Dec 17, 2016 Jess rated it it was ok
If only I had known about these Alice books growing up. I would have devoured them in middle school! Being in my twenties, however..I couldn't bring myself to fully appreciate all a book like this has to offer.

Comprised of #13-#15 in the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, this collection of stories from Alice's freshman year of high school should be every bit as nonchalant and fun as life as a freshman should be. Reading this at 28, though? The relationships were dull and boring, the dial
Emaleigh Zschoche
Dec 14, 2016 Emaleigh Zschoche rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teen Romance and Drama Readers
I Like Him, He Likes Her is a bind up of 3 different books Alice Alone, Simply Alice, and Patiently Alice. This review sadly has spoilers because it happens to be a bind up so if i don't mention some things then I can't review book 2 or 3. This book revolves around a girl named Alice, her friends, and family.(view spoiler) ...more
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Feb 05, 2017 pame gdf rated it it was amazing
This book is great for anyone who is interested in books that you can get a laugh, a cry, and a bit of advice out of. This was definitely one of the best books I've read in a while, I am so excited to keep reading the following books in the series. :)
Nov 09, 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
Brianna Wade
Jan 07, 2017 Brianna Wade rated it did not like it
I started this book an couldn't finished it. I don't know if it was because of how young the Alice McKinley is or how whiny she was but I wasn't amazed.
Nailah Harris
Jan 08, 2017 Nailah Harris rated it it was amazing
When I read this book I wanted to read about her entire life from being to end. When you read these books you could start anywhere and be completely fine. You will not be lost at all.
Caitlyn Behymer
Oct 13, 2011 Caitlyn Behymer rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 11, 2012 Natalie rated it liked it
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
Hailey James
I read the book I Like Him, He Likes Her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This book is about a teenage girl that lives with her brother and father. Her mother passed away when she was young and she has to grow up without a mother. Alice has to learn how to deal with heartbreak, her dad’s fiance, and high school. I think that the author wrote this book to teach teenage girls that even if they don’t have an ideal life, they can still work through the problems and be good at things.

In reading this bo
Brooklynn Wieland
Feb 08, 2016 Brooklynn Wieland rated it really liked it

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, a outstanding author combined 3 amazing stories into 1 chair-tipping, outstanding novel called I like him, He likes her. The story follows a teenage girl named Alice. Alice is just starting high school with her 3 best friends. As she goes through her first year of high school, she faces break ups, loss of friends, and her dad’s wedding. Naylor when writing this novel wanted to entertain teenage girls who love romance, drama, and happy endings.

When reading this book, you
Mar 26, 2013 Haley rated it it was amazing
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
Olivia M
Feb 03, 2012 Olivia M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance

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
Emily Solley
I Like Him He Likes Her

I took one look at the title and rad the back of the book and I thought I was hooked. 225 pages into the book I got extremely bored but I still powered through the book. It took me a while to finish because it board me. After the first couple chapters nothing really interesting happened. At the beginning of the book it talks about Alice’s relationship with Patrick and how Penny came in and swooped him away from her and then the book talked about how Alice got over him and
Katie Collings
Apr 14, 2016 Katie Collings rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely one of my favorites. I think the reason I enjoyed it so much is because it is very much like the life of a teenage girl my age. This book “I Like Him, He Likes Her” is a story about a girl named Alice who has a lot of problems with relationships. Her first long time boyfriend Patrick turns out to like Penny at the same time that he is dating Alice.She doesn’t know how to deal with all the rumors girls say at school and she can’t deal with how he is being so friendly with ...more
Clarissa F.
Nov 30, 2013 Clarissa F. rated it really liked it
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
Jan 16, 2014 Isabel rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 07, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
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
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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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