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Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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Aug 03, 12

Read in August, 2012

The only reason to read this book is for completeness's sake, and because you are invested in the characters. Dear gods, nothing happens in this book and it is OMG so painful! The writing is so out of touch that I can't even focus on the narrative voice, because the authorial voice is so *present* in its stead, so I spent much of the book wondering why she wrote each passage that particular way. Naylor throws in these weird details that (a) seem out of place in a supposedly teenaged narrative (like, what teenager would notice or comment on *that*?) and (b) are totally pointless and irrelevant. I can't wait for her to wrap it all up (and can't decide if that book will will be more or less painful than this one) just so it will all be over. (I just looked back - I really loved most of this series. Important to remember that.)

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