Annotations for Simply Alice
Baker & Taylor
After breaking up with her boyfriend, Alice immerses herself in the school play and soon finds that she no longer has time for her friends, Pamela and Elizabeth, and as she tries to understand their growing resentment, she also tries to discover the identity of her secret admirer and learn why her new friend Faith refuses to break up with her abusive boyfriend.
Baker & Taylor
In her freshman year, fourteen-year-old Alice experiences changes and challenges with friends, family, and school activities, which leave her feeling better about herself than ever before.
Simon and Schuster
When they first broke up, Alice couldn't imagine life without Patrick in it. But once she joins the school play and becomes more involved in the news-paper, she's busier than she's ever been before -- too busy to pine for Patrick and too busy, or so Pamela and Eliza-beth think, for them. As Alice spends more time with activities that don't include Pamela and Elizabeth, they grow increasingly resentful. And Alice grows increasingly confused by their behavior.
But they aren't the only people confusing Alice. Her new friend, Faith, is seemingly incapable of ending a relationship with her abusive boyfriend. And Alice has been receiving oh-so-intriguing E-mails from an admirer...who won't sign his name. As she tries to decide whether or not to meet her mystery fan, she also watches nervously as her brother Lester's crush on his graduate school professor begins to border on obsession.
As Alice completes her first year of high school, she learns that there IS life after Patrick, and that obsessions and jealousy can affect anyone. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has done it again with this fourteenth book in the beloved Alice series.