Written by
Judi Curtin
Illustrated by
Woody Fox
Alice Next Door

Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they? Megan's best friend Alice has moved away -- but the two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together.

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Best friends NEED to be together. Don't they?

Poor Megan! Not alone is she stuck with totally uncool parents, and a little sister who is too cute for words, but now her very best friend, Alice, has moved away. Now Megan has to go to school and face the dreaded Melissa all on her own.

The two friends hatch a risky plot to get back together. But can their secret plan work?

'engrossing story with a real insight into the world of pre-teen girls' Publishing News

Judi Curtin is the best-selling author of the ‘Alice and Megan’ series, the 'Eva' series. several other books. Judi's new series, beginning with Time After Time, is about Beth and Molly, accidental time-travelling best friends. Judi Curtin won the Irish Book Award Senior 2017 for Stand By Me.

Woody Fox has been a children’s illustrator for 30 years specialising in all things animal related and anything funny. He’s worked for most of the major publishers in Britain as well as many abroad and also had successful cards ranges and clothes designs.

He also has been a willow sculptor for the last 12 years, again specialising in animals which are his passion: you can see his scuptures at He lives in Devon, England with his partner and two black cats  surrounded by trees and wonderful wildlife.

comic excitement ... Underpinned by a delicious, unmerciful presentation of adults as seen by the two girls. First class stuff.

Village Magazine
Tony Hickey - Village Magazine

engrossing story with a real insight into the world of pre-teen girls

Publishing News

Where this book succeeds so well is in showing the repercussions that decisions made by adults have on children and the ways in which, accordingly, they must live through these. A happy-ever-after scenario is not presented at the end of the novel, but then this would not be feasible either for Megan or for Alice. At once perceptive and humorous, this novel will doubtless strike a chord with many young readers.

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