Bad Alice

Author(s): Jean Ure

Children Fiction

Duffy is staying with his nan for the summer, and it looks like it's going to be a long boring summer - until he meets Alice, the girl next door. Everyone thinks she's mad, but reading her stories about "Alice in Wonderland", Duffy discovers that her adoptive father is abusing her and tries to help.


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Told with Jean Ure's trademark deftness of characterisation and dialogue ... it does have Alice making the right moves to end her desperate situation. It's polished, accomplished and at the same time deeply involving -- Armadillo 20030301 This is a very clever twist on the Alice in Wonderland sotry, which tackles som very big issues but can be read on many levels depending on your age -- Newcastle upon tyne evening chronicles 20040729 Impossible to read Bad Alice and forget it. Abuse is a difficult subject for fiction, but here it is treated with sensitivity and understanding ... will undoubtedly earn a place in school libraries for many years to come. -- School Library Journal 20030801

Jean Ure is the established author of many books for children and her writing is very much inspired by her own experiences, passions and beliefs. Her love of dance and ballet inspired her to write many young novels on that subject, and she is also a keen animal rights activist and a vegan! Jean is busy all the time. If she is not writing she is researching, visiting schools, or taking care of her huge family of dogs and cats! Jean lives in Croydon with her husband and all the animals ...

General Fields

  • : 9780340817605
  • : Hachette Children's Books
  • : Hodder Children's Books
  • : 0.132
  • : April 2003
  • : 196mm X 129mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jean Ure
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : From 9 To 11
  • : 176