By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008
Audience: Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Another Alice book done! I think this was kind of another bridge book. Everything seemed to happen at the end, and it involved major spoilers. I don't know what to say that won't give away too much, but it was good! I know this isn't much of a review, but I can't bring myself to leave one out.
Is it possible to be too good a friend -- too understanding, too always there, too much like a doormat? Alice has always been a good friend to Pamela and Liz, a best friend to Pamela and Liz. But she's starting to wonder where that leaves her: What am I? An ear for listening? An arm around the shoulder? And then there's Patrick -- after ending their relationship two years ago, he's suddenly calling again, and wants to take her to his senior prom. What does that mean? As Alice tries to figure out who she is in relation to her friends, she learns one thing -- sometimes friends need you more than they let on...especially when the unthinkable happens.
Always honest, brave, and true, the Alice series never flinches from big issues, and never discounts the small ones.