Loved Intensely Alice

I’ve been a huge fan of the Alice books since I was in the 7th grade. Now I’m 21 and going to be a senior in college. It’s weird how fast time has gone by. When I first started reading Alice, she was a year or two older than me. I loved being able to “look up” to her and get an idea of what life was going to throw at me. Now I’m older than her and she’s going through things that I’ve already gone through. 
I feel that some of the more recent Alice books were a bit disappointing and lacked the same wit and charm of the earlier books. I still wanted to read Intensely Alice and I’m really glad I did. I absolutely loved it! I don’t know what it is, but Intensely Alice had the same elements that made the earlier Alice books so wonderful. My favorite part of the book was seeing the relationship between Alice and Patrick unfold. I liked that they took their relationship to the next level, but didn’t go all the way. Alice has definitely grown up a lot and her relationship with Patrick is evolving from the days when he was giving her drum lessons in the basement. I also liked your depiction of what college life is like. I could definitely relate to that and I’m glad it wasn’t the stereotypical description of college life found in many other books. I laughed when Patrick talked about not graduating in 4 years if you walked across the college seal because my university has that exact same myth! I can’t wait for the next book to see what is in store for Alice and Patrick. I am also hoping there will be more in the plot line about Carol and her husband…..a baby perhaps? lol. Anyways, I loved Intensely Alice and I just wanted to let you know how great I thought it was! 

Phyllis replied:

It’s so interesting to me that for a time, Alice showed you what was ahead, and now you read about what is behind you.  Two very different perspectives, but I am so happy that you still love the books. 

Posted on: June 14, 2009


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