Made Me Feel Better About Myself


Hi! I know that you must get a lot of these letters from fans because your Alice series is AMAZING! But I’m going to write this letter to you because this series was like magic. I just finished the final book and I was delighted. I always felt very much connected to Elizabeth (because I’m just like her) and of course Alice, and I loved the way their lives turned out! The mistakes Alice made and just watching her grow up made me feel so excited for life and what was to come! It made me feel better about myself and made me love life!

I am a very avid reader, usually going through about five books a week and our library was not seeming to hold up with my reading addiction. I was running out of books to read and one day my mom picked up Alice in Blunderland for me to read. I didn’t want to because it looked a little childish and was not my usual type of book. But, I was delighted in your writing style and within weeks, I had read past a quarter of the series! Our library didn’t have all the books of course so I searched around for them. I went to the school library, looked online. I hardly wanted to read anything else! I found myself, in awkward and embarrassing situations, searching for “Alice knowledge” on what to do! Alice just really helped me to grow up. I think that you are one of my favorite authors! I rank you near Lauren Myracle, Lemony Snicket, and Barbara Parks! Thank you for your Alice books. They are a treat to the world.

Phyllis replied:

I’m so glad that you and Alice found each other! You really searched hard for the books, and I’m happy they meant so much to you. The entire collection is now out in three beautiful boxed sets–I just received mine from the publisher’s, and have seen them at Barnes & Noble. We all have found ourselves in awkward, embarrassing situations, often brought on by ourselves–thinking we are saying something clever, for example, when it turns out to sound really mean or stupid. Those are the kind of embarrassing situations that we could have avoided. But then, of course, there are the blood stains on the back of a skirt and the swim suit that didn’t fit and..and…and….. Every person has her own list. “Welcome to the human race,” is about the only comfort we can give ourselves.

Posted on: June 15, 2016


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