Daily Archives: February 9, 2010

Is It Alright?

Question: 

I was just wondering if it is alrigh to read the alice books marked 14 and older i ahve read thme already i am just windering if it is alright? and how are you doing? Your books are  great books. I ahve read then all a few times. I lvoe them. Thanks for writing so many aweosme books

Phyllis replied:

 

Well, you haven’t turned into a toad or anything, so nothing bad is going to happen, right?  It’s certainly OK with me.  Publishers of children’s and teen’s books are asked to put an approximate age level on the inside jacket cover so that librarians who buy books for their libraries and parents who buy books for their children can get some idea of whether the book is appropriate for their students or children.  But as everyone knows, some readers are far more immature than most, and some are far more sophisticated.  Please enjoy the books and stop worrying.

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Which Books were Those?

I was just reading your fan mail and read that in one book Alive masturbates and in another, Pamela gives a blow job. Which books were those? I’m positive I’ve read them all but I may have over looked that. Also in one book, wasn’t Alice told to explore herself down there?
 
 
Phyllis replied:
 
Those aren’t the first things that come to mind when I think of each Alice book and I don’t have time to do a  search.  Try “The Grooming of Alice” and “Alice on her Way.”  If you don’t find what you want, you’ll just have to ask around among your friends, I’m afraid. 

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Only Two Left to Read!

Question:

Hi Happy February!!Guess what omg I have only two books of the Alice series left to read: Intensely Alice and Alice in Blunderland!I put them on hold.Guess what I’ll be twelve on the eighteenth!15 days!! 
 
Phyllis replied:

 

Happy birthday!

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Can’t Find an Alice Book

Question:

Hello . I am a big Alice fan! I cant find the Dangerously Alice or Intensely Alice books anywhere (library or my local book store) . Is there any way you could send me an online version i could read or some spoilers ? I am excited to find out what happens between Alice and Tony and Alice and Patrick.

Phyllis replied:

 

There are three ways to get a book you can’t find in your public library or local bookstore:  1).  Order it from amazon.com  2). Call your local bookstore and ask them to special order it for you.  You will need to pay for it in advance.  3)  Ask your librarian to get the book for you on “inter-library loan.”  Any good librarian should be willing to do this–it may take a while to get it, because many libraries have the Alice books on reserve–but it will come eventually because she requests it from many libraries.

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Enjoy the Series Every Bit as Much Now

Question:

Believe it or not, my name is also Alice, and the first Alice book was published the year I was born.  In junior high school, I started reading the series because of the shared name, but it was the stories and the characters that got me hooked.  Even though my own personality was vastly different from Alice’s (I was a very studious kid, much more shy and reserved than her), I could still always relate to her trials and joys of growing up.  I admit that life got in the way, as it unfortunately often does, and I only read the first 11 or so books as a teenager.  But for some reason this year, ten years later, I started thinking about the books again, and read each and every one that’s been published!  Even though I am now 24 years old, married, and have grown up much faster than the Alice in the books, I still enjoy the series every bit as much as I did back then.  My memories from the Alice series have stuck with me all through my teen years and beyond, and have affected me in a way that I will probably never fully comprehend.  Thank you so very much for writing a series that is so near and dear to my heart.  If we are lucky enough to be blessed with a child, I will most definitely be sharing the Alice series with her.    

Phyllis replied:

 

It’s so wonderful to know that you can pick up right where you left off and still feel a kindred soul to Alice.   The very last book, coming out in 2013 will take Alice from age 18 to 60, and I hope that rings true to you also.  Thanks so much for writing!

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