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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor on the last 'Alice' book

I just tried to think, what would she generally encounter in high school? And I think we all knew somebody who was pregnant. We all heard of a suicide.

We all met somebody that we assumed was gay. I just tried to think, what would Alice meet?

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I asked them once — somebody had said that [at] the school they went to, phyllis reynolds naylor alice was easy to get drugs. They all go together; there are just scenes that I love.

So they assign Alice to find out. And of course Alice goes home and asks at the dinner table.


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Of course Alice changed, and not everyone liked it as she became more sophisticated.

The Alice Collection/The Middle School Years

But I knew, once I made up my mind that I was going to carry her through the years, I had to be true to her. Once she became a real person in my head, I was determined to let her lead her own life. She directed the way she wanted to go. Later she gets involved with a boy named Phyllis reynolds naylor alice.

She sometimes says things about adulthood and sex that can shock Elizabeth.