Alice in Everville A poem can seem like a labyrinth, a maze of words you can lose yourself in. The key is to find a thread to hold on to, to guide you in your reading, to lead you into and out of a labyrinth of words…
Little thinks she’s read every word the world-famous poet Sylvie Plate published before her untimely death…until she discovers a coded message hidden in Sylvie’s final collection of poems--a message that may explain the poet’s mysterious demise. All she has to do is decipher the code and she knows she can convince her beloved English teacher, Miss A, that Sylvie’s message is real. Unfortunately, she only has one manic day at Everville Mall to do it. And between keeping track of her fountain-splashing, havoc-wreaking sister, finding a new copy of Sylvie’s poems, and…oh yeah…dealing with the blue-eyed, guitar-playing, majorly swoon-worthy Jaden Briar, who keeps popping up everywhere she goes, Alice wonders if she will ever finish deciphering in time. Alice
From Pendrell Publishing
March 12, 2013
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What I liked:
The idea for this book is intriguing. The descriptions in
Alice in Everville are
very vivid and easy to imagine making it an easy read. I like that Alice is a responsible young woman who helps
take care of her wacky family.
I really liked the moral of the story.
What I didn’t like:
It seemed like
Alice didn't have much adult support. Sure she had her teacher who nurtured her love
of Sylvie Plate, but when she spent time with Alice
it was all about teacher’s news and not what Alice needed a caring adult who shows genuine
interest in her.
I enjoyed the dialogue she had with other characters and felt that
character grew on me in those moments. But there just weren't that many
interactions with other characters.
I felt that the lesson
learned during her quest was an excellent lesson that many people should learn.(Or be reminded of every once in a while) I would have liked to have Alice spend a little more time explaining how she felt about her discovery and the link between her
life/family situation and Sylvie Plate.
in Everville 3 skulls. I would recommend this book to a middle grade reader. I
think a lot of young kids who feel a little bit isolated could really connect
Specifically, I would have really liked this book in 5th grade. I would have connected with Alice's emotions of having the cute boy talk to you when you thought he didn't know you
were alive. The discovery of things you love and individuality that comes with
it makes this story easy to relate to for the middle reader.
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