When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When Audrey Met Alice tells the story of a First Daughter who should be on top of the world; with a newly-elected president for a mom, she gets to live in the White House. But having to move away from a cozy home in favor of a formal mansion, start at an intimidating new school, and getting trailed everywhere by Secret Service isn't always smooth sailing. That's why she's so intrigued (and mischievously inspired) when she finds Alice Roosevelt's hidden diary in a closet of the Residence and learns how the "first" First Daughter in the White House found her own unique ways (a pet garter snake in her purse, for one!) to handle the pressures of being in the public eye.
I ADORED this book! So, so, so, so much. It made me happy every time I went to pick it up (I probably would have read it in one sitting, but, ya know... life) and even happier as I read. I think this is exactly the kind of book parents will love giving their daughters because it introduces history in such a fun, entertaining way and Alice Roosevelt's voice in her diary entries is spot-on fabulous. I want her for my new bestie! Great concept, great writing and pure fun from start to finish!