Daily Archives: July 10, 2010

A Better Person Because of Alice

Question:
I love Alice!!!I’m going into the 7th grade next year and i just started reading Alice books in the 6th grade after my friend said likes them.I can’t stop reading them I read them in like a day.I’m planing to reread them!And read your new book Alice in charge when our library gets it….please oh,please PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T STOP WRITING THEM!I couldn’t live with without them.I just started getting hormones and i’m always crying,one day i told my mom “I need to go to the library and reread the Alice Books it’s the only thing that will make me stop crying.”please dont stop making them when she turns 18.I dont care if shes 15,18,33,60,or 150 i want to grow up with alice i want to read them when shes 50 and im 50.DONT STOP NO PLEASE DONT STOP when i’m really old like 65 or something instead of watching “Young and the Restless” I’ll be reading the 65 year old Alice.I’ve gotten like 3 different friends stuck on Alice.SO YOU CANT STOP WRITING THEM PLEASE DONT STOP!!!!!Thank you so much because im a better person because of her.Thanks for your time!!!!!!
Phyllis replied:
 
You do sound a bit desperate!  You will be able to live without them, and you’ll do just fine, I’m sure.  If I had two heads and four hands I might write them forever, but there are many other kinds of books I’d like to do.  After you read the last book in 2013, when Alice goes from 18 to 60, you’ll simply read them all over again, and that will see you through.

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Do You have to Start at the Beginning?

Question:
Hey! i just got Alice Alone, and i hadn’t realized it was a series, but i heard really great things about this book and the whole series.
so what i was wondering was, do you have to start from the beginning to understand what’s going on?
Or can you pick up any where, and read?

Phyllis replied:

 

Ideally, it would be great to start with “Starting with Alice,” when she was eight, and read the books in order, but only long-time fans have done that.  Even though Alice gets older in each book and much has gone on before, it’s possible to read any book at any point in her life and enjoy it.

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Wish There was a Movie

Question:
I LOVEEE your alice books except i can’t always find one at my library to read.
     I wish there was a movie made out of the books, because that would be soooo
     awesome to watch. Anyway is it wierd that i still really like the boy i feel in love
     with?? In the book Patiently Alice it made me think about it. There was a part
     in it that made me think that was O.K. but at one point in life I’m going to need
    to move on. What do you think??? Any advice?
 
Phyllis replied:
 
I’m not sure I understand the question.  Of course it is all right to both like and love a person.  If your question is that you have liked and loved him for a long time and feel you should move on, then you probably should, but it doesn’t mean you have to stop liking him.  As for the Alice movie, there is one: “Alice Upside Down,” based loosely on “The Agony of Alice.”

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Don’t Know What To Do

Question:
 I JUST GOTTA SAY UR BOOOKS ARE BEYOND AHH-MAZING N I DONT KNOW WHY THERE NOT BEST SELLERS SUCKS THAT MANY PEOPLE RATHER DO ALL SORTS OF THINGS BUT NOT HAVE THE TIME TO PICK UP A BOOK N READ IT LOL YA I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS FIRST ONE IS WHEN UR DONE WITH THE ALICE BOOKS WHAT ARE U GNNA DO I MEAN LIKE REALLY EVERYONE GNNA BE SAD WHEN THERE DONE WITH THE LAST PAGE OF THE LAST ALICE SERIES…….MY OTHER QUESTION IS ABOUT A GUY…
OKAY SO THIS IS GUY IS BEYOND AHH–MAZING I CAN TALK TO HIM ABOUT ANYTHING I USSUALY TALK TO HIM AT MIDNIGHT TILL LIKE TWO IN THE MORNING AND LAST NIGHT I WAS CRYING OVER THE PHONE CAUSE  A COUPLE  DAYS AGO  HE ALL YA I DIDNT CALL CAUSE I DONT REALLY HANG AROUND THAT PARK N I WAS LIKE BUT YOU WERE JSUT THERE A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND HE ALL YA N I HANG UP CAUSE I THOUGHT HE WAS GNNA CALL N HANG OUT WITH ME AND ALL THEN I FINNALY GOT THE GUTS N CALL HIM CAUSE HE WASNT CALLING( LATER ON I FOUND OUT HE LOST MY NUMBER=P) N WE TALK N I WAS CRYING N HE ALL WHATS WRONG WHATS WRONG U KNOW U CAN TELL ME N I WAS LIKE YA I KNOW N I DIDNT KNOW WHAT TO SAY CAUSE REALLY WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO TELL HIM IS THAT I LIKE HIM ALOT AND I DONT KNOW HOW U FEEL BUT I WANT U TO FEEL THE SAME BUT INSTEAD I TOLD HIM SOME OTHER ISSIUE I WAS HAVING N HE DID HELP OUT N IT AHH-MAZES ME CAUSE I WAS ALWAYS ASKING FOR A GOOD FRINED AND IM JUST SO GLAD I HAVE HIM NOW I ALL I NEED IS A GOOD GAL-FRINED TO TALK ABOUT GUYS TO ALL MY GAL FRINEDS DITCH ME( THINK I EMAIL U ABOUT THAT BEFORE N THANKS FOR THE ADIVSE ON THAT) BUT I JSUT DONT WANT TO BE FRINRDS WITH HIM I WANT IT TO BE MORE AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO TELL HIM DO I TELL HIM I LIKE HIM,  KEEP IT TO MYSELF AND JUST STICK TO WHAT I HAVE, FRESHMEN YEAR GNNA SUCK FOR ME NO FRIENDS TO START OUT WITH NOT EVEN HIM SENCE HE BE GONE FIRST 6PMONTHS( N I KNOW I WORRY TO MUCH) …..I KNOW THIS MESSAGE CAN BE A LIL CONFUSING BUT THANKS FOR UR HELP
LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phyllis replied:

 

I can understand your feelings, but yes, I think you worry too much.  You’re already worried about your freshman year and it’s only July.  I’m afraid you might be coming across as too needy to this guy…calling at midnight, crying, wanting him to like you as much as you like him, even though you don’t say it in so many words.  The thing is, you really can’t make someone like you more than they do just by getting them to say the words.  It’s good that you can talk to him and he seems like a good listener, but if you feel him backing off, it’s probably because you seem a high-maintenance type of person–you require more emotion of him than he wants to give right now.  If you felt more secure yourself, and had more things to talk about that were interesting, that would be the best way to keep friends, both guys and girls.

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Want to Reread Them All

Question:

I am 24 now and haven’t picked up an Alice book in years but I read through all of them (or all of the ones that were around) when I was younger. I’m so happy to see that you’re still writing the series; I really want to reread them all now, and read the new ones for the first time! Those books were such an integral part of going through adolescence for me. I don’t really have a question or deeper comment or anything, but wanted to thank you so much for writing Alice.

Phyllis replied:

Thank you so much for taking the time to email me.  I think our readers like knowing that you’re never too old for Alice!

 

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