Alice the Brave

Alice the Brave

eBook - 2014
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A month before eighth grade begins, Alice realizes she is going to have to face something she's been afraid of forever. Everybody, she knows, is afraid of something: elevators, dogs, planes, spiders . . . but her fear is worse. It's going to bring absolute disaster to the rest of her summer, maybe to the rest of her life. The truth is she's afraid of deep water! It's a hot August, and everyone in Alice's gang goes to Mark Stedmeister's swimming pool almost every day. Alice sits at the shallow end. She plays badminton. She makes excuses, and keeps her problem secret. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Pamela, Alice's two best friends, tackle problems of their own, and are more or less successful. Life is changing for everyone but Alice. Bravery begins in little ways, with small steps. That's what Alice finally discovers. And after she faces this particular fear, she knows she can summon the courage to face other fears as well. As in her previous adventures, Alice tackles some of the big problems of growing up with humor and enterprise and learns once again that a brother, a father, and friends can offer amazing amounts of help.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014
ISBN: 9781442465824
1442465824
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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GCPL_Teen Jun 28, 2017

The Alice books may be a little dated, but they realistically portray the challenges of puberty, school, friendships, and dating. In this book her problem seems minor( a fear of deep water), but the pressure to fit in is anything but minor.

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sapphicatthedisco
Aug 23, 2013

really good, probably my 4th fave in the series.

peacelilly2 Aug 31, 2012

it was really enjoyable to see how much alice conquered her fear of swimming in water i really enjoyed it all together lovely book to read just amazing.

BookWormChelly Aug 21, 2012

Recommend this book for others to read. Love the Alice series!

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Aug 23, 2013

sapphicatthedisco thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jan 03, 2010

Jasna thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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