Alice in Everville

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 Ali

  • Title: Alice in Everville
  • Author: S.C. Langgle
  • ISBN: 9780983558057
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Alice 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 coA 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 Alice 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.

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    1. Though I don't usually review short stories, I was interested in reading this one because of its play on Sylvia Plath's name, and the code that Alice discovers in this Sylvie Plate's poems. The book is short, a little over 170 pages, but a lot happens during Alice's day at the mall. She spends the day alternately trying to discuss her discovery with her English teacher, and trying to decipher the rest of Sylvie Plate's code--all while taking care of her exuberant younger sister, dodging mall sec [...]

    2. I'm an older person, but I read quite a few juvenile books and enjoy many of them. As has been stated in other reviews, there were some interesting aspects to this book - a teen with an interest in poetry; a teen with a sibling who is handful; a family with some problems; a mystery; a lesson; and a generally cute but slightly dark story. But the story doesn't get beyond being only mildly interesting. It's a good beginning, but it needs more development.I am going to pass this copy on to a middle [...]

    3. My Thoughts: Alice in Everville takes place all in one day. Alice whose favorite poet is Sylvie Plate discovers a mystery that no one has yet to discover encoded in Sylvie’s last work She spends the day chasing her wild little sister through the mall and trying to figure out the clues left by Sylvie. The adventure is somewhat comical and frustrating all at the same time. But the moral of the story is one that every person should learn, making the short read (176 pages) worth it. What I liked:T [...]

    4. Alice in Everville reminded me of The DaVinci Code right off the bat. It was what initially interested me in the book, but what ended up keeping my interest was Alice herself. This book is much shorter and much less puzzle solving intensive than the Da Vinci Code. Rather, it is a story of Alice, and I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into her life. Alice is a girl that has a tough life. Her mom has served many stints in the "crazy" hospital and her sister is prone to very public and very humilia [...]

    5. I’m not exactly sure how to pinpoint what I didn’t like about this book. I didn’t really care for the book. It felt too rushed. I’m assuming that Alice’s mother's depression is from having Jillie turn out the way she did, but it’s never explained very well. Actually, the book never comes out and says she has depression. From hearing her symptoms, I’m assuming she does. Also, the book is never clear about what is wrong with Jillie. I’m not sure if she was an overly hyper child, ha [...]

    6. *Win an ARC of Alice in Everville (INT) Ends 21st JanauryreadingawaythedaysThis is a quick read that interested me. It has a mystery that leads to a message for all. It has a lesson to teach us. Full review to come in January as part of my YA 2013 debut even!

    7. This book was a good reads win and such a treat. So cute from beginning to end. The way it is written allows you to form a little bond with the characters. I like the message in it and would really love to read more about these characters. Loved it!

    8. I received this book for free in a Giveaway.This book was OK. I enjoyed the elements of code and last messages and poetry, but the rest of it just seemed rather blah.

    9. Alice in Everville is such a fun, unique and enjoyable read that will definitely keep you entertained right to the very end!

    10. This book is based on one day in Alice's life and she is at the mall with her younger sister that has special needs. Jill is constantly jumping all over the place, bumping into people, running in the candy shop, etc. Alice can't take her eye off, and that is a problem because she is looking for her English Teacher, Mrs. A. I guess everyone in this small town of Everville goes to the mall on Saturday, because Alice is sure she could find Mrs. A there. She has been reading the final poems of Sylvi [...]

    11. Alice in Everville is a book set within one day in the life of the main character, Alice. Alice is a character that is easy to relate to; especially for me because she is also a bookworm, but she also is going through stuff that a lot of us have gone through in some point or another.Late one night, when she cannot sleep, she decides to read her beloved Silvie Plate poem collection, this is how she discovers a secret code within the poems. She spends the next day trying to make heads or tails of [...]

    12. I felt Alice in Everville was lacking in many different areas, particularly character and story development.

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