It is the summer before junior high, and Alice and her friends are convienced that they need boyfriends to be successful in school. Luckily, Alice has Patrick her good friend. But how will he rate as a boyfriend?
The summer between sixth and seventh grade, the start of junior high, is an eventful one for Alice McKinley and her two friends Pamela and Elizabeth. For the start, they all have boyfriends. Alice's boyfriend, Patrick, is extremely smart and has traveled a lot, so he knows a lot of things.
Patrick may be knowledgeable, but Alice--who has lived with her father and older brother Lester since she was five, when her mother died--couldn't be more clueless, or so she believes. She doesn't know how to do her hair so it makes her look pretty, or buy nice-fitting clothes for herself, and she certainly doesn't know how to act around Patrick. Especially the kissing thing. Alice doesn't know how she feels about it. She likes Patrick, certainly, but is she ready for him as a boyfriend?
The wonderful Alice, first introduced to us in THE AGONY OF ALICE, returns to a summer of confusion and more growing up. Readers will cheer along as this extremely likable and flawed girl lightens up our lives once more and warms us with the remembrance of what the awkward years were like.