(YA, grades 7 and up) Someone asked me once ... If I could have one gift, just one, and it could be mine forever to share with whomever I wanted ... what would I want? I didn't even have to think beyond a second about it. I want happiness. Just to be happy. Happy being me. Yeah, that's the gift I'd like. Alice Patelli is too tall, too clumsy, too shy, too weirdly everything that's unpopular. She has one good friend and lots of optimism. But is that eugh to turn life around and make her happy? It takes getting hit in the head with a ball and dreaming of a strangely scary and wonderful world to give Alice the chance for an adventure to make life and love what it should be. Perfectly happy. Alice in Realityland is part of a series on modern fairytales. Jennkrist is the pen name for author Kathryn Long. Other titles in the fairytale series are Cinderella Geek and Not So Sw White.