Dangerously Alice

Dangerously Alice

Dangerously Alice is a book written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and focuses on Alice McKinley in the first semester of 10th grade.


The book has been heavily criticized for its dialogue and sexual content. The book ranked number 1 on the ALA’s most challenged books list.

From the Publisher

Alice has always tried to be a decent person. She gets good grades, comes home on time, and has never really given her dad and her stepmom any reason to worry. But now that junior year of high school has started, Alice is a little sick of people assuming she’s a goody-goody, so she decides to start shaking things up. First there are the dates with Tony, a cute senior who’s a lot more experienced than Alice. Then the fights with her stepmom about the new cat, the car, and everything else start. But when Alice sneaks off to a party that her parents don’t know about and a near-tragedy follows, she starts to realize every choice has a consequence, and danger rarely leads to good ones.