Alice Bliss

by Laura Harrington

A Boston Globe bestseller “Nothing less than a fully realized vision of a young complicated girl.” —Entertainment WeeklyTomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken when she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed toIraq.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.8 out of 5
  • Published May 29th 2012 by Penguin Books
  • Original Title: Alice Bliss
  • ISBN: 0143121111 (ISBN13: 9780143121114)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Massachusetts Book Award

A Boston Globe bestseller “Nothing less than a fully realized vision of a young complicated girl.” —Entertainment WeeklyTomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken when she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will miss seeing Alice blossom into a full-blown teenager: she’ll learn to drive, join the track team, go to her first dance, and fall in love—all while trying to be strong for her mother, Angie, and her precocious little sister. But the phone calls from her father are never long enough. At once universal and very personal, Alice Bliss is a profoundly moving story about those who are left at home during wartime and a small-town teenage girl bravely facing the future.