I’ve picked up my first Alice book back in 6th grade, which was 6, almost 7, years ago. The first book I picked up was Outrageously Alice and since then, I’ve been in love with this series. I’ve done some research about this book and found out it was a series so the first thing I did was find out the order. Now so long after I found this blog site for the Alice Mckinley series. I was sure a happy camper ^_^. Since then, I’ve read every book from “Starting with Alice” and now recently finished “Now I’ll Tell You Everything” in one day (I was obsessed, I had to know everything.) I borrowed every Alice book from the library, even when there was a long wait. As soon as I got my hands on one of the books, I couldn’t put it down.
It’s been a great 6-7 years reading about Alice’s life and connecting hers to mine. I sometimes feel like I am Alice, dealing with everything that has happened. There were numerous amounts of times when I cried reading. Every scene was very touching. Since my aunt passed away this year, whenever I think about funerals, I would think about her. It was really sad reading about Mark’s passing. Life is so precious that we don’t know when it can be taken away from us. I cried the most when Patrick’s parents both passed and then Alice’s father Ben passed. It was really sad because I’m only 17 right now and I don’t want to picture my life with out my parents. I’m a very emotional person and literally everything can make me cry, haha.
I hope soon, Barnes and Noble will be about to have the full set of the Alice Mckinley series so I can buy the entire set instead of purchasing every book individually. I currently only own 3 of the books since most of them I just borrow from the library near me. I plan on having the entire set of Alice books for until my last breath and for my own children to read them. I just love her so much. I also hope that this series can turn into an ongoing tv show. I’ve already seen Alice Upside Down, but that was only when she was in the 6th grade. I want to watch a show of Alice Mckinley’s life. I’m positive that if your series can turn into a tv show, everybody who read the books or will be reading your books, will definitely enjoy a television show. 🙂
Thank you for writing such amazing books, I truly enjoyed reading every single book, even the non Alice ones, such as Shiloh books.
Thanks so much for your letter. There was some talk about making the whole series available, and I’ll keep after the publisher about that.