By Laura Harrington
A Boston Globe bestseller
"Nothing under an absolutely learned imaginative and prescient of a tender complex girl." —Entertainment Weekly
Tomboy Alice Bliss is heartbroken while she learns that her father, Matt, is being deployed to Iraq. Matt will pass over seeing Alice blossom right into a full-blown teen: she'll discover ways to force, sign up for the tune workforce, visit her first dance, and fall in love—all whereas attempting to be robust for her mom, Angie, and her precocious little sister. however the mobilephone calls from her father are by no means lengthy sufficient. instantly common and extremely own, Alice Bliss is a profoundly relocating tale approximately those people who are left at domestic in the course of wartime and a small-town teenage lady bravely dealing with the future.