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What order do I read them?

Comment:

Hi! I love your books and have just finished outrageously Alice and saw that there are Alice collections as well the books. Should I read the collections including; I like him, he likes her, in between somewhere of the books or do they come after? Thanks so much and I’m so glad you wrote these books!

Phyllis replied:

I like him, he likes her  is a boxed set of the three books  of Alice’s freshman year in high school, beginning with Alice Alone.  (fall semester, spring semester, and summer).   It’s not like I planned it this way are the three books of her sophomore year; Please don’t be true, junior year, and You and me and the space between, her senior year.   Now I’ll tell you everything takes her from age 18 to 60.  All of these books came out originally in hardback, then paperback.

 

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Love The Series!

Comment:

I was wondering if you have any suggestions about where to find the first five books, I have only read the books Achingly Alice and am reading Reluctantly Alice. My local library only has a few of your Alice books, and they are my new book obsession. I love the Shiloh Series, and when I found your Alice series, I thought ” I HAVE to check these books out ” I would like to read the whole series, and over summer break is the perfect time.

 

Phyllis replied:

The entire series is available in paperback as a collection (3 boxed sets)–check out Amazon or Barnes & Noble.  If you just want to read, not own them, ask your public library to “special order” them for you from another library.  They can easily check to see who has them.  It may take awhile if too many people are on the reserved list, but you should get them eventually.

Posted on: June 11, 2017

A book about Alice fans?

Question:

You should write a book involving the readers and fans of your books. We can help you with the idea and characters, and it doesn’t have to be like a 1000 page book, it could be short. (Ok, that sounds kind of unrealistic, but it’s worth a try.)

 

Phyllis replied:

Well, my fans include guys, grandmothers, teens, fourth-graders, young marrieds, and readers in Denmark, Japan, Germany, Britain, Indonesia, Italy, France, Turkey and Portugal, among other countries; girls living on ranches, apartments in New York, small towns in Kentucky, and every other place you could imagine.  I think it would have to be 500,000 pages at least!  But thanks for your interest.  Why don’t you write the book?

 

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Dangerously Alice

Comment:

Is it true you get a cat in your Dangerously Alice book?

 

Phyllis replied:

I’m not sure I understand your question.  Are you asking if Alice gets a cat in this book?   I don’t remember that she had a cat except in the three prequel books, when she had a cat named Oatmeal.   In the later books, and perhaps the one you mentioned, she has to coexist with her stepmother’s cat.  Perhaps that’s what you were referring to.  Read the book, and you’ll find out.

Posted on: June 1, 2017

Alice’s love life

comment:

 

Why’d you start Alice’s love life at such a young age? Yes she is quite mature for her age as a sixth grade. As for myself I enjoy reading your books about Alice through her middle school stage. As a middle schooler like me it helps me through the ups and downs of being a seventh grade girl. Go Alice you slay!

 

Phyllis replied:

 

If by “love life” you mean sitting on a porch swing eating chocolates with a boy, well….I know a lot of girls these days who have boyfriends a lot younger than that.  In kindergarten, I remember, I printed “Phyllis loves Tommy” on our front sidewalk with chalk, and a newspaper reporter picked it up as a “sign of spring.”   From the mail I get, I know there are girls who are sexually active with boys in middle school; I also hear from plenty of girls who did not date or get their first kiss until they were in college.  So there is no “normal.”  But I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Alice books.  Hope you can find all 28.

Posted on: May 8, 2017

from middle school to college!!

Comment:

Hi Phyllis! It’s so crazy to think how I read the series almost 10 years ago when I was back in middle school! Now I’m in college and I see you’ve finished the series! I am so excited for finals to be over so I can start reading the few books I never got a chance to read since I had stopped.

I still think about the Alice series quite a lot and how I relate in the same ways that she has grown up too! Alice really shaped who I am as a person and I feel like I grew with her! I remember when I submitted a question to you back then and you had answered and twelve year old me was so giddy inside. I’m so happy to see that you’re still here, communicating with us readers. It really puts a smile on my face. I’m almost a junior in college and am still reading the series. Thank you for creating such an amazing series!!

 

Phyllis replied:

I just love hearing from girls (and guys, actually) who started reading the books back in grade school or middle school, and have followed Alice all the way through her high school, her love life, her friendships, her disappointments and tragedies, and especially, her relationship with her brother.  I hope you are able to find all the books you missed.  And remember, the entire 28-book collection is out in paperback in three boxed sets.  Thank you so much for taking time from your own busy life to write to me.  It means a lot.

 

Posted on: April 27, 2017

From Malaysia: “I love Alice!”

Comment:

I just want to say that I love the Alice series so much. I first started reading it when I was 12, which was around 6 years ago and it certainly helped me a lot. I feel like every girl should read Alice’s adventures hahaha! It’s enjoyable and fun, the jokes (especially Lester’s remarks) are hilarious and it is moving. I always feel like I am a part of Alice’s life because I know so much about her — and it is rare to find books like this nowadays. I love that I learned a lot from just reading about her. It’s amazing. I’m happy to stumble upon this series, seriously. I’m pretty sure others have said this but thank you so much for bringing Alice into life, not only me, but other fans of Alice as well. You deserve all the love and support for it! 🙂

Love from Malaysia.

 

Phyllis replied:

I’m so happy to find out that my books are being read in Malaysia!  And I’m glad to know that they were helpful to you.  They would have been helpful to me when I was growing up.  I hope you are able to find all 28 books in the series.

 

Posted on: April 22, 2017

I Grew Up With Alice

Comment:

I wanted to thank you for your writing. I often talk to my friends about the most influential books we read growing up, and the other day, the Hatfords and the Malloys series came up. I remembered that you had written those books, and I of course was reminded of the Alice series. I first found Alice the Brave when I was around 10 or 11 years old. Many people tell you this, but I essentially grew up with Alice, beginning her story when I was in elementary school and reading the last book when I was in college. I looked to her for guidance.

Thank you so much for the stories you have given to your readers! They were so essential to much of my life.

 

Phyllis replied:

I so appreciate your writing to me.  I think in some ways, I grew up with her too–I relived some of the embarrassing things that happened to me, as well as other mistakes, and sometimes facing them again on paper, where they aren’t so threatening, takes some of the sting and embarrassment out of them.  Both of these series have a lot of humor.  The Alice books, of course, go far deeper, but sometimes we just need a laugh!

 

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Wonderful books

Comment:

I`m from germany. My two daughters Melissa 11 and Katharina 9 years old, love your books. I´m reading every evening!!! Thank you so much. Sorry for my horrible English.

Phyllis replied:

I think your English is fine, and I so appreciate your writing to tell me about your reading my books to your daughters.  The happiest part of my own childhood is of my parents reading aloud to us every night, long past the age when we learned to read ourselves.   They read with great expression and drama, and it was almost like being at the theater, to hear them read.

Posted on: April 13, 2017

I love your Alice books so much!!

Comment:

I love your books so much. I love Lester because he is always making me laugh and I love Alice, Pamela, and Elizebeth too. I can almost imagine them as my own friends. Thank you so much for writing the Alice series!!! I love them so much!!

 

Phyllis replied:

Those discussions between Alice and Lester were probably the  most fun of all to write.  I love Lester too, and when I go back and read some of those scenes, it makes me laugh out loud.

Posted on: April 12, 2017

 

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