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 Alice on board
 Author: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2012)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 280 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 668583 ISBN: 9781442445888
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

 Friendship -- Fiction
 Cruise ships -- Fiction
 Summer employment -- Fiction
 Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Seeking one last adventure before going off to college, Alice and her friends find summer employment on a Chesapeake Bay cruise ship.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 151777
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 17.0   Quiz: 56953

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 8 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/12)
   School Library Journal (07/01/12)
 The Hornbook (00/07/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2012 Gr 8 Up—Naylor takes readers through another adventure in Alice's life in which she will encounter fun, disappointment, challenges, and emotional confusion-all part of growing up. It is the summer after high school graduation and Alice, Pamela, Gwen, and Elizabeth take jobs on a cruise ship as their last hurrah before they scatter for college. Through the girls and their male crewmates, Naylor shows what is required to serve on the ship. It is hard work and fraught with surprises: Alice is accused of theft, confronted by a passenger who exposes himself, copes with Pamela's mom when she shows up to ruin the cruise for Pamela's dad and stepmother, and faces the difficulties when the generator quits and the ship is without power for several days. Patrick is leaving for Spain and Alice is feeling terrible for not making time to call and say goodbye. It is Mitch, her new friend and fellow crewmate, who points out that Patrick could have called her, too. Certainly this title is more meaningful for those who have followed Alice through the years. As a stand-alone, it provides a breezy picture of life on a cruise ship with many entertaining but one-dimensional characters making their way through another period of growing up. Avid Alice fans will want this next-to-last installment.—Joanne K. Cecere, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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