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I Like Him, He Likes Her

(Alice #13-15)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  2,242 ratings  ·  230 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
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Alyssa I read this book and kept following through with the series not knowing about it either, i think stay where you are and you'll be fine. …moreI read this book and kept following through with the series not knowing about it either, i think stay where you are and you'll be fine. (less)

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Nov 10, 2013 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
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
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 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 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 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
Brianna Wade
Jan 07, 2017 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. ...more
Nov 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
I honestly have no idea what this book was about. It was about a girl's life...I think.
I didn't like this book. It dragged on way too long and I had no idea what was going on half of the time.
Tess Austin
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was a simple book about a girl and her high school journey. I like that it addressed some real issues and did so in a gentle, but authentic way.
Oveira Ortiz
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is about romance and the real life problems a teenagers faces on an everyday basis. If you love gossip, drama, and romance this is the ideal book for you. I like this book because it is a young adult book that everyone can find interesting. It talks about how Patrick and the Alice break-up and how she takes it. I also liked this book because the characters are mature, but not mature at the same time.
This book is also a lesson to girls and gives lessons or advice about girls of school
Cam Garza
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
Dec 15, 2013 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 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
Kelly Beck
Feb 05, 2011 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 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
Wendy Hu
Dec 04, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
Overall, it was an okay book, but it wasted so many pages. You could rip out 300 of the 500 pages and it would still be the same story.
Anna Felty
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love, love, love! Flew through it!
Dec 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013
read this because it was recommended to me. worse than chinese water torture
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I Like Him, He Likes Her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor are the 13th-15th installments of a long line of books called "The Alice Series" by Naylor. The older book series follows a young girl named Alice through her life in middle school and I Like Him, He Likes Her is the first novel in her YA collection which picks up with her main protagonist about to enter her first year in high school. One of the greatest things about Naylor's books is that you are able to pick up any one of them and still follo ...more
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book I Like Him, He Likes Her by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is a fictional book that incorporates high school struggles and the life of a teenage girl along with drama and romance. Some information that needs to be known about this book is that the main character Alice McKinley is an average teen who is just starting high school in Silver Springs, Maryland. Alice always has the thought of love. She wonders if she will ever find true love, if her father will always love Alice’s soon to be stepmo ...more
Dec 17, 2016 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 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
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I highly recommend this book to girls who are going through middle school and/or going to their first year of high school. This book shows from a girl's perspective some high school issues that are unspoken or sort of taboo. The book, in my opinion, is very relatable and shows very realistic situations or experiences that you come across through your first year of high school. Even though I'm in my last year of high school I could take some knowledge out of each character in order to be more emp ...more
Sophia Darter
May 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
I got this book because it sounded like something I’d like. A girl likes a guy but he likes someone else. That the the back of the book said it was about. But when I read it only the first 7 chapters where about it. Then the rest of the book was her life as a freshman. I could even finish it because it was boring and the back lied to me and so did the title. Instead of naming this book “I like him, he likes her” they should of named it, “Alices life as a freshman”
Emma Orndorf
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It is full of adventures and troubles. I definitely rate this a five star. The characters were very interesting and I also enjoyed the setting. I loved how it mentions high school problems and also real world problems. This is an amazing book for young adults and adults. It includes details and three interesting books about Alice growing up.
Olivia Hotchkiss
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I'd never read any of the Alice books before, but I didn't feel as though I was missing a lot of information. It was a fun read and kept me occupied for a long time. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an amusing book, but has a lot of learning moments. Can't wait to see what Alice does next! ...more
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it
This author could have made this series so much better, and really used several situations in the book to teach valuable, important lessons, but the topics were just brushed over. Very disappointed.
Jenna Kelley
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book not knowing it was a part of a series and now I really want to read the whole entire series.
Lily Merizon
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
This book is boring.
Jasmine Baribeau
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Can not wait to start reading the rest of the series!!
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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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