Sunday, March 6, 2011
The Liberation of Alice Love is a barrel ride of laughs, witty characters, and a book that you will want to make a permanent spot on your bookshelf!
Meet Alice Love. Alice works at The Grayson Wells Agency and Alice is saving up for a place of her own. You could say that Alice lives a normal, quiet life. Alice is about to discover how quickly her life is about to get turned upside down. First it started with packages arriving to Alice of expensive purchases that she supposedly bought and then there was her credit cards being declined due to her reaching her maxed limit. The final straw is when Alice discovers that her bank account has been completely wiped out. Who could have done this to Alice and what type of glamorous life are they living?
The situations that Alice found herself in were priceless. Like for example when she moved in with a friend, who could not stop having sex with her boyfriend in every room. I felt sorry for Alice. It is bad enough if you hear someone having sex but to witness it with your own eyes that is worse. While I did love Alice, if it was not for her friends, Alice would seem a little boring.
I knew The Liberation of Alice Love was going to be a winner, when I read the first sentence…”It began with a vibrator. A smooth, stainless steel, jewel-encrusted vibrator. If this sentence does not grab your attention, than you might want to go to the doctor and make sure you still have a pulse. After this, there is no where else to go but up. The Liberation of Alice Love is a barrel ride of laughs, witty characters, and a book that you will want to make a permanent spot on your bookshelf!
Abby McDonald grew up in Sussex, England and studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Oxford University. She began writing at college, and graduated to work as a music journalist and entertainment critic; drawing on her loves of pop culture, film and feminism, and interviewing acts as diverse as LeAnn Rimes, The Kings of Leon, and Marilyn Manson. She is now a full-time novelist and screen-writer.
Her debut book for teens, ‘Sophomore Switch’, was published by Candlewick Press in 2009. It was a Kirkus starred review, ALAN pick, and has been translated into German, Dutch, and Polish. A second title, ‘Boys, Bears & a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots’, followed in April 2010, and a third, ‘The Anti-Prom’, will be published in Spring 2011.
Abby also writes for adults. ‘The Popularity Rules’ was published in the UK by Arrow Books in 2009; it was a Glamour Magazine ’must-read’ pick, and received a 4-star review from Heat magazine. Her second adult title, ‘The Liberation of Alice Love’, was published in July 2010, to glowing reviews in Closer and NOW magazines. Both titles will be published in the US in 2011 by Sourcebooks.
After spells in Montreal and London, Abby recently moved to Los Angeles, where she is enjoying blue skies, drive-thru everything, and an abundance of frozen yoghurt. She is twenty-five years old.