I have been reading Alice books since I was in grade 7 (Canada). I am now 24 and still love reading THE WHOLE SERIES of Alice every summer. I plan to pass it on to my two nieces when they reach grade 3 and my own girls one day. Alice is so special and so ordinary and has taught me so much over the years. Thank you and please consider continuing these books every year until she dies – there are never too many lessons for Alice!
I think I will keep the end of the Alice series as I planned it, Alice at age 60. But I do think you will like the final book. It may be my favorite.