Alice And The Fly by James RiceAlice And The Fly by James Rice

Alice And The Fly

byJames Rice

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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Greg is cripplingly shy, afraid of spiders, and obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany's. He's not exactly the most popular kid at his high school. In fact, he pretty much goes out of his way to avoid talking to anybody he doesn't have to. And it doesn't help that he has a severe lisp.

But Greg's English teacher, Miss Hayes, can see that there's something different about him. He's insightful and sensitive beyond his years, and maybe--just maybe--he'll use these strengths to break out of his shell someday. Miss Hayes urges Greg to keep a journal. "This isn't an assignment," she tells him, "just write down your thoughts."

Greg begins to write about everything from his mother's ill-conceived interior decorating ideas to his job at the local butcher's shop. When Greg begins to take an interest in a girl at his school named Alice, he realizes that he will have to face his most paralyzing anxieties if he wants to befriend Alice and help her escape from her violent family life.
James Rice lives in Liverpool. In 2011 he completed an MA in Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and has since finished his debut novel, Alice and the Fly-- the first chapter of which won the Writing On The Wall Festival's novel-writing competition Pulp Idol. He also writes short stories, several of which have been published, a...
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Title:Alice And The FlyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 7.88 × 5.38 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:7.88 × 5.38 × 0.88 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:MobiusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681445263

ISBN - 13:9781681445267

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not What You Are Expecting This book is NOT a cute YA romance novel, which is what the description portrays it as. It is actually about a boy with severe schizophrenia which leads to an obsession with Alice, who has issues of her own. I would not recommend this book. Also, you should be warned that there may be scenes that some readers may find disturbing or distressing (especially the scenes near the end of the book).
Date published: 2018-05-22

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