By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(Simon Pulse, Paperback, 9780689870972, 288pp.)
Publication Date: June 2, 2009
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Is it possible to be too good a friend—too understanding, too always there, too much, well, like a doormat? Alice has always been a perfect friend to Pamela and Elizabeth, but now she’s wondering where that leaves her—is she just a mother hen, an ear for listening, an arm around the shoulder? The truth is, Alice is getting a little envious of all the attention her friends need and get from her, and that’s turning her into something she’s never been before—a jealous, petty, not-so-perfect best friend. But sometimes friends need you more than they let on . . . especially when the unthinkable happens.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than one hundred books for young readers, including the Newbery Medal-winning Shiloh and its two sequels, and the phenomenally popular Alice books. Alice’s legions of fans will be delighted to know that Ms. Reynolds plans to see Alice and her friends through high school graduation. Ms. Reynolds lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with her husband, Rex. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about what’s in store for Alice and her friends, go to AliceMcKinley.com.