When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens

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Audrey knows that she’s just a normal girl for all that she lives in the White House, making Audrey and the story nicely accessible. An appealing journey and a fascinating life.
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"Outrageous and riveting.'" -School Library Journal

Living in the White House is like being permanently grounded. Only with better security.

First Daughter Audrey Rhodes can't wait for the party she has planned. The decorations are all set and the pizza is on its way. But the Secret Service must be out to ruin her life, because they cancel at the last minute, squashing Audrey's chances for making any new friends. What good is having your own bowling alley if you don't have anyone to play with?

Audrey is ready to give up and spend the next four years totally friendless--until she discovers Alice Roosevelt's hidden diary. The former First Daughter's outrageous antics give Audrey a ton of ideas for having fun...and get her into more trouble than she can handle.

"The combination of humor, history, light romance and social consciousness make Rebecca Behrens' debut novel a winner." -BookPage
"Rebecca Behrens combines charming and quirky characters from two different centuries, creating a believable, engaging story that tugs at the heart and tickles the funny bone." -Nikki Loftin, award-winning author of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy
"Outrageous and riveting. ...this book aims to inspire and stir young girls to unearth their inner Alice Roosevelt and to 'eat up the world.'" -School Library Journal

 

About Rebecca Behrens

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Growing up in Wisconsin, Rebecca Behrens dreamed ofbecoming the following: a marine zoologist, an Olympic swimmer, oran author. One out of three isn't bad! Today she lives in New YorkCity, where she works as a textbook editor. Some of her favoritethings are: Central Park, bright shoes, running, and doughnuts.Visit her at www.rebeccabehrens.com.
 
Published February 4, 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Dec 07 2013

Audrey knows that she’s just a normal girl for all that she lives in the White House, making Audrey and the story nicely accessible. An appealing journey and a fascinating life.

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Good
Reviewed by SARAH HARRISON SMITH on Feb 12 2014

Audrey discovers Alice’s diary hidden under a closet floorboard and, inspired, adopts Alice’s headstrong motto: To thine own self be true....“When Audrey Met Alice” may pique middle-grade readers’ interest in Teddy Roosevelt’s tenure as president, as well as in the dramatic improvements to women’s rights over the course of the 20th century.

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