Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis by Nicola Palmer

Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis (Book 1 of Alice Parker’s Adventures)

by Nicola Palmer

152 pages – ages 9+

Published by Kallisto; 2 edition March 7, 2012

Alice Parker (13 years old) didn’t know what was happening to her. Besides being bullied at school by a bunch of mean girls, her back was killing her, she wasn’t getting enough sleep, suddenly she was getting straight A’s in school (even if she hadn’t studied ever), and she had a craving for fruit and sugar. Then, one day it happened, huge butterfly wings (almost as big as Alice) sprouted from her back! Alice’s brother, Thomas who is also a Finwip, (Fully Integrated Winged People) takes her to the underground Finwip village. Alice learns to get used to her wings and the idea of being a Finwip. After a while in the village, Alice is asked to rescue a Finwip from a Sinwip (an evil Finwip). To do this she must first befriend one of the mean girls that bullied her at school (something she’s not super happy about).

I think this story was totally awesome! What I first liked about the book was the cover art – cool! I really love the idea of the Finwips. I thought they were a really unique kind of being. I liked how they had all different sizes and kinds of wings. Alice was a great main character. She was mostly nice, kind and unselfish and seemed to be just like a good friend. The story read well and was fun to read. I like the humor mixed in with the action and adventure.

Five out of five book worms for Alice Parker’s Metamorphosis!

To learn more about Ms. Palmer and the other books in her series, please visit her website by clicking HERE.

Categories: Age 9+

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17 replies

  1. Erik, I love your enthusiasm for fantasy! I am wondering if you tend to write fantasy, too?

  2. Another one for the must Read list. You ought to join Shannon Messengers MGMM on a Monday. Google her. 🙂

  3. Thanks, Erik, for a wonderful review! So glad you liked Book 1. Big smile here 🙂

  4. Sounds like a winner! Great job, Erik. 😀

  5. This is a lovely, Nicola. I especially like the idea that a young girl struggling with bullies finds a way to become the beautiful person outwardly she already is inwardly. Even if she has to be a Finwip and make friends with a bully to do it! Erik, your reasons to like Alice and this story make me enjoy it already, too!

    Best wishes to Nicola for a wonderful series, and thanks for another great review, Erik.

  6. The cover with the flipping pages made me wonder about flying. I love fantasy, and this sounds fun! An interesting twist on bullying, and a way for Alice to discover her true gifts.

  7. I like how you’re expanding my range by introducing me to authors I haven’t heard of before – this one and Crystal Marcos for another. Will check this one out too.


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