Dangerously Alice is the most exciting book in the Alice series so far. There is a lot of action in this book, and I found myself squealing aloud at many parts.
This is definitely an adult Alice book. This novel features sex (at times described rather graphically), among other hot button topics. Alice encounters some serious, legitimately dangerous problems. Now that she is so much older, the funny sex jokes that came from her naïveté no longer work, which was a little sad for me. Another thing of note is that the book refrains from explaining why Alice's father and brother call her Al.
The overall theme of this installment is change. Alice ponders who she really is, and has a role crisis. On one hand, she is a usually responsible teenager, but things happen that put her out of her comfort zone.
Probably the most well-developed relationship in the entire series is the one Alice has with her brother, Lester. Thus, I was pleased that Naylor decided to have Alice and Sylvia begin to argue. Ever since Sylvia married Alice's father, the two never made waves. While this was nice, I still felt it to be a shallow, incomplete relationship. However, one the arguing begins, we get to see Sylvia in a new light, one that makes her character just a little more complex.
"On Impulse" is either the funniest or most inappropriate chapter. Construction workers start renovating the house, which Naylor perhaps cleverly added into the book as a metaphor for Alice's changing perspective.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1948 KB
- Print Length: 311 pages
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (12 June 2012)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0078XFWT6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 3 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,196,784 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)