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Monday, May 26, 2014

When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens

When Audrey Met AliceIt's not easy being Audrey Rhodes. She's the First Kid of a female President of the United States and her dad is a top scientist at John Hopkins. With super busy parents and no siblings to hang out with, Audrey is bored and frustrated with living at the White House, which she refers to it as a prison. She tries to have a party with kids from school, but it gets cancelled due to a security breach. All she wants to do is fit in and be a normal kid, but it always seems like she is doing something wrong in the eyes of the adults around her and forget about getting accepted by her peers at school. One night when she cannot sleep, she finds the diary of a former first daughter, Alice Roosevelt, hidden under a loose floorboard in a closet. Audrey begins to read the diary and it helps give her strength to begin becoming her own person. She even adopts the mantra "What Would Alice Do?" I really loved the story of the two "First Daughters." The story goes back and forth between current day with Audrey and in the past with spitfire Alice Roosevelt. The book really makes you think about what First Kids have to go through as their life is far from normal. I have always been interested in the Roosevelt clan and now this book has peeked my interest even more with wanting to learn about Alice. It's a wonderful book that I had a hard time putting down.

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