By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2009
Audience: Older Teens
Source: My Own Bookshelf
Patrick is back and Alice is happy. I don't know how I feel about that, though. He hurt her a lot when he left her for Penny and he's always so busy... I am worried Alice will get hurt again. I don't want them to break up, but I also don't want them to get married. I want to see how college goes for Alice, and I don't want the series to EVER END but I know it has to. We'll see how it goes!
Wouldn’t it be great to go back to the time before Pam got pregnant, before Patrick left for the University of Chicago, before anyone was making any big decisions about sex or college or life in general? Wouldn’t it be great to get the whole gang together again, just once? What it takes for this to happen will change Alice (and the whole gang) forever. A funeral is not a happy reunion. Full of life—the good, the bad, and the heartbreaking—the latest Alice book reminds us just how much can change in an instant.