Other parts of the story include...
the kids' dreams...and the dreams of their parents and teachers, etc
All sorts of dreams, including a few nightmares.
poems that the kids write--and some other people's poems, too
Some people would call these poems. Others might not be so complimentary.
their projects when they go exploring the things that they are interested in
This is school stuff but it links with everything else in the story.
the kids' raving on about their problems, relationships, friends, enemies, memories, likes, dislikes
You find this stuff on their home pages. They're always raving on about what's on their mind.
Or you might get lost in...
four novels which are mirror images of each other
all the answers Dr Claire gives to the kids' questions
Only some of these are about embarrassing subjects.
scripts of videos that the kids and others have written
You don't watch these videos. They're descriptions of videos. You've got to imagine what they look like.
lots of the kids' letters, phone calls, email and secretly recorded conversations
They don't mind you snooping.
the teacher's diary
It's full of personal stuff that the kids aren't supposed to read...
all about the school the kids go to
..it's a bit different, so it needs explaining
what happens in every minute of one important day
1440 minutes = 1 day
oh, yeah& and...
a short history of the world
Just in case you wanted to see how the characters fit in with the rest of the universe
So you think this sounds complicated?The main thing to remember is that axel-and-alice is about its two main characters: Alice and Axel.