Alice on the Outside

Alice on the Outside

Book - 2012
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Eighth-grader Alice has lots of questions about sex, relationships, prejudice, and change
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books For Young Readers, 2012, c1999
Edition: 1st Atheneum Books For Young Readers pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781442434950
Characteristics: 175 p. ; 18 cm


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GCPL_Teen Jun 29, 2017

In this book Alice learns about prejudice and the barriers to success many people face. This aspect of the plot encourages the reader to consider their own privilege. As with many of the books in this series, it is dated (no computers or cell phones). Despite this it adeptly handles timeless issues, such as puberty and the development of romantic feelings in young people.

Aug 23, 2013

sooo good! Please note this is under young adult, so it is rather suitable. But if you feel this way, you are allowed your own opinion. You can write to the author if it makes you feel better, though, to tell her about your packaging issue. Just go to and send an email.

EuSei Sep 04, 2011

More garbage made specifically for minor children! This book is mainly focused on sex and boys and has a very artificial feel, as if it is really sex instruction, intertwined within a weak, formula-like plot and disguised or packaged as children’s fiction. Although Alice’s friend “has *ral sex with a boy she doesn't know well,” this trash can be found in the CHILDREN section of libraries!


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ecrl Oct 03, 2013

ecrl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

EuSei Sep 04, 2011

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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EuSei Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

EuSei Sep 04, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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