By Laura Harrington
A Boston Globe bestseller
"Nothing lower than a completely discovered imaginative and prescient of a tender complex girl." —Entertainment Weekly
Tomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken whilst she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will leave out seeing Alice blossom right into a full-blown youngster: she'll learn how to force, subscribe to the song group, visit her first dance, and fall in love—all whereas attempting to be powerful for her mom, Angie, and her precocious little sister. however the cell calls from her father are by no means lengthy sufficient. right away common and extremely own, Alice Bliss is a profoundly relocating tale approximately those people who are left at domestic in the course of wartime and a small-town teenage lady bravely dealing with the future.
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That upper layer of control that’s always there is suddenly gone and he sounds like he feels, she thinks.
March 13th “Mom? Mom! Are you up? ” The Monday following Angie’s surprise birthday party, which Matt and the girls had carefully pre-planned and executed with help from Gram and Uncle Eddie, Angie does not feel like getting up or going to work. When Alice calls up to her, she’s still in bed, still feeling devastated and idiotic that the promised phone call with Matt never came through, even though she waited up almost all night, just in case. And it’s ridiculous, really. How many times does she have to be reminded that his time is not his own anymore?
Alice shouts up the stairs. “And peanut butter. And jam! Again,” she mutters under her breath as she returns to the kitchen. “Get creative,” Angie shouts from the bedroom. The bananas keep sliding off the graham crackers when Alice tries to fit them into the sandwich bags. ” “What? ” “I want lunch money. ” “Yeah. She could set up a lunch fund. ” Alice asks, handing Ellie her lunch box. “You can’t go to school in that,” Ellie says. ” “Dad’s shirt? Again? ” “Aside from the fact you’re not cool, I think you’re starting to smell, Alice.