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"The Summer of the First Boyfriend," Alice's father calls it. It is also the summer between grade school and junior high. Alice's friends keep telling her what she has to do to be a successful seventh grader. She may need a leather skirt. (Alice knows she'll never have one.) And certainly she'll need that boyfriend. In fact, one of Alice's friends has heard that a girl will never have any kind of social life in high school if she doesn't have a boyfriend when she enters junior high. That makes Alice very glad she has Patrick. And glad when her friends Elizabeth and Pamela have boyfriends, too. It is going to be a good summer, she thinks.And, in this sequel to The Agony of Alice, it is a good summer. There are ball games in the park, bike riding, sitting on the front porch with Patrick and talking -- and sometimes eating chocolates -- and sometimes kissing. But there are problems, too. How do you make yourself beautiful when you are not? How do you cope with an older brother who has no tact and no understanding of your problems? And most of all, how do you act with a boyfriend? Some of the things she hears make Alice think she needs a manual of instructions.Through triumphs and disasters at the beach, through the trauma of dinner at the country club with Patrick, through moments of terrible embarrassment and discouraging attempts to sort out what having a boyfriend is all about, and through surprising thoughts and decisions, Alice persists in being Alice, a girl who wants to be like other people but who can't stop being herself. Her problems are fun and funny, and readers will find a lot of themselves and their own problems in Alice and her friends.
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mer before junior high, and Alice and her best friends Elizabeth and Pamela are convinced that they need boyfriends to be successful in school. Luckily, Alice has Patrick, who has always been a good friend. But how will he rate as a boyfriend? Alice needs advice about the rules of dating and kissing. Who should she turn to?
Between bike rides, a beach date, and loads of surprises and disasters, Alice makes a very important discovery about growing up.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor PHYLLIS REYNOLDS NAYLOR, who lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband, Rex, says that she has been through many of the agonies and raptures that Alice McKinley experiences in this book and is glad that she doesn't have to go through them again. She is the mother of two grown sons, Jeff and Michael, the caretaker of two cats, Ulysses and Marco, and when she is not writing, which is most of the time-enjoys hiking, swimming, and the theater. She is the author of over sixty books, including The Agony of Alice, Night Cry, The Bodies in the Bessledorf Hotel, Beetles, Lightly Toasted, Maudie in the Middle, and One of the Third Grade Thonkers.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689314663
Book Description Atheneum. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0689314663 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1981329
Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0689314663
Book Description Atheneum, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689314663