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There's a new girl in town, and she's making Alice very nervous.

The start of ninth grade — high school! — is every bit as exciting, and challenging, as Alice had hoped, and feared, it would be. She finds her self-confidence rising, and plummeting, depending on each new situation. Classes are definitely more interesting, but algebra is proving to be nearly impossible. Patrick is in the accelerated program so they aren't in the same classes anymore. And while she's thrilled to be chosen to work on the school newspaper, she finds that between an increased homework load and reporting assignments, she can't always join Patrick when he wants to go out. But the new girl in town, Penny, can...and does. Penny is everything Alice isn't — perky, petite, and cute as a button, and she doesn't hide her interest in Patrick. Alice senses her seemingly perfect relationship with Patrick starting to crumble, along with her self-confidence, and suddenly, Alice feels big and awkward and not particularly attractive. Could it be possible that Patrick could like someone else besides her? She can't imagine life without Patrick in it.

But Patrick's behavior isn't the only thing that is baffling Alice. Elizabeth's nearly hysterical reluctance to go to her piano lessons has Alice and Pamela completely bewildered, until Elizabeth breaks down and shares an awful secret she's kept from everybody since she was seven...

And as Alice struggles to keep her jealousy of Penny at bay, she watches her father handle unsettling news regarding his fiance. Alice learns what trust is all about, and how confidence in yourself, and in others, is the most important thing of all.

Synopsis:

Breaking up is hard to do

Alice is starting high school, and everything is new. But it's the new girl, Penny, who's making ninth grade a real challenge for Alice. Penny is tiny and perky and a real flirt, and she seems to be focusing her attention Patrick. Even worse, Patrick seems to be enjoying it.

Alice and Patrick have been a couple so long Alice can't imagine life without him. Suddenly she feels lost and unattractive and scared — not quite whole. How can Alice get back her confidence in herself, when she's not even sure who she is?

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes many of her own growing-up experiences in the Alice books. She writes for both children and adults and is the author of more than one hundred and thirty-five books, including the Alice series, which Entertainment Weekly has called "tender" and "wonderful." In 1992 her novel Shiloh won the Newbery Medal. She lives with her husband, Rex, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Visit Phyllis online at alicemckinley.wordpress.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689851896
Author:
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Self-Esteem
Subject:
Interpersonal Relations
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Social Situations - Teen Lifestyle
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Young adult fiction
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Edition Number:
1st Simon Pulse ed.
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Alice Books
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20020901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 4.445 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 240 pages Simon Pulse - English 9780689851896 Reviews:
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Breaking up is hard to do

Alice is starting high school, and everything is new. But it's the new girl, Penny, who's making ninth grade a real challenge for Alice. Penny is tiny and perky and a real flirt, and she seems to be focusing her attention Patrick. Even worse, Patrick seems to be enjoying it.

Alice and Patrick have been a couple so long Alice can't imagine life without him. Suddenly she feels lost and unattractive and scared — not quite whole. How can Alice get back her confidence in herself, when she's not even sure who she is?

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