Starting high school is every bit as exciting, and challenging, as Alice had hoped, and feared, it would be. Classes are more interesting, though Patrick isn't in all the same ones. And she's thrilled to have been chosen to work on the school newspaper, even though it takes up most of her free time. But as she spends less time with her boyfriend, she realises the new girl, Penny, is moving in on him. Alice senses her relationship beginning to crumble - and with it her self-confidence. Could it be possible that Patrick likes someone else besides her?
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is the author of more than 85 books for children and adults. She has won numerous awards, including the Newbery Award for Shiloh. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her family.