Alice on Board

(Book #24 of Alice)
For Ages: 14 and up
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In her last adventure before starting college, Alice takes to the open sea for the summer—and nothing can stop the tides of change.

Everything Alice has ever known is about to change—from where she sleeps at night to how close her closest friends will be. So Alice is meeting that seasick feeling head-on by setting sail as staff on a Chesapeake Bay cruise ship. And like any last great adventure before starting college, Alice knows she’ll need sunblock, an open mind, and…oh yeah, all her best girlfriends. It’s the perfect summer job.
Perfect, that is, when things are going perfectly. But when they’re not, Alice has to figure out how to weather unexpected storms of all sorts. Which could be perfect after all—perfect training for her next big adventure—college.
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Book Details:
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442461604 | 
  • May 2012 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
List Price $16.99

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THE SEASCAPE AND THE SPELLBOUND

The ship was beautiful.

Of course, since none of us had been on one before, almost any ship would do. But this one, three stories of white against the blue of a Baltimore sky, practically had our names on it. And since it would be our home for the next ten weeks, we stood mesmerized for a moment before we walked on down toward the gangway, duffel bags over our shoulders. The early June breeze tossed our hair and fluttered the flags on the boats that dotted the waterfront.

This might possibly be our last summer together, but no one said that aloud. We were so excited, we almost sizzled. Like if we... see more

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