Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Now I'll Tell you Everything
Lexile = 910
How many pages do you devote to reading a book before you call it a "stinker"? Well, I gave this 60... and that is enough!
Perhaps you read from the Alice series as a elementary or middle-school reader. There are more than 25 of them!
Now I'll Tell You Everything is Naylor's "Ta-Da!!!!" to end the series. She should have quit before victory lap. She has sent Alice to college and definitely had Alice grow up.... but Naylor's narrative through all of Alice's adulthood is rushed and superficial. It reads like a elementary book with episodic chapters, only aimed at adults (?) as Alice grows older and older. I'm putting it on my stinker list.
BUT... read an interesting (and positive) article about Alice HERE.