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Bad Alice

Bad Alice

  • Title: Bad Alice
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  • ISBN : 9780340817605
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 156 pages


13 year old Duffy is staying with his nan for the summer while his mum and seriously ill little sister are in America for a life saving operation Duffy suffers mildy from Tourette s Syndrome he only knows his gran and one of her neighbour s kids, a loud, insensitive kid called Stephen what s he going to do for six whole weeks Then Duffy meets Alice, a girl his age wh 13 year old Duffy is staying with his nan for the summer while his mum and seriously ill little sister are in America for a life saving operation Duffy suffers mildy from Tourette s Syndrome he only knows his gran and one of her neighbour s kids, a loud, insensitive kid called Stephen what s he going to do for six whole weeks Then Duffy meets Alice, a girl his age who lives next door, a girl who Nan disapproves of and everyone in the town thinks is mad a girl who makes Duffy feel accepted and liked Alice is volatile, and direct and Duffy tells her all about his little sister, his Tourette s and his absent father who left his mum because of him Alice is cryptic about her own home life Everyone knows her adoptive father, Big Norm he s the most popular man around a devout Evangelist who runs a care home Duffy s nan adores him Yet Alice and her adopted sister are half in awe, half frightened of their dad desperate for his approval, yet somehow resentful of him, too It isn t until Alice shows Duffy the story she s been writing, written in the style of Alice in Wonderland, that the scales finally fall from his eyes.Big Norm has been abusing Alice, to what extent it isn t clear, but she s terrified, and he has to help her Duffy convinces Alice to face her situation in the real world, not just in a story, and to tell his nan what s been going on When the truth is out, Alice is taken into care, and Duffy faces the fact he may never see her again, but bad Alice touched his life he will never forget her


Author Jean Ure

Prolific English children and young adult author.Had her first book published while still in high school, then studied theater at Webber Douglas in London Her most well known work is the Point Crime novel Dance with Death Others include Plague 99, After the Plague previously Come Lucky April , Big Tom, Family Fan Club and Shrinking Violet, as well as the fantasy The Wizard In the Woods Today




Bad Alice Reviews (17)

  • This was a much hard hitting book than I expected I found both and Duffy and Alice to be very interesting characters I ve never come across a character who has tourettes, but I found it to be handled very well and not oversensitively it made no social difference, but it did give Duffy a slight sens [..]

  • This was a very interesting book, it really surprised me.I liked the characters, i liked Alice she was very unique, i kinda felt really bad for her because everyone was so mean Especially Sarah, who always got her own way.I liked Duffy, he has tourettes, I ve never read a book before with someone wh [..]

  • I absolutely adored this story It s so heartbreaking I related with Duffy, the main character, a lot He suffers from Tourette Syndrome, and so do I I ve never related to a character through this before, so it was a great experience for me It gets pretty dark towards the end, but it s really worth th [..]

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Even though it was very obvious from the get go that this was a story of abuse this was hard hitting than I expected it to be Due to the adult subject matter I m surprised it s aimed at children rather than young adult [..]

  • Bad Alice is a short but masterfully written YA book about a lonely 13 year old kid called Duffy and his friendship with a girl named Alice who everyone thinks is bad Alice and Duffy get on immediately, despite Duffy s stuttering and spasms he has Tourette s syndrome and Alice s very poor reputation [..]

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