It's the summer after Alice's freshman year, she's survived her breakup with Patrick, and she and her friends are looking forward to their jobs as assistant camp counselors. Alice feels as if she's finally gotten a handle on life.
But Alice soon learns that the only thing she can count on is change. Pamela's mother is contemplating coming home, Lester is contemplating leaving home, and even Alice's father's romance with Miss Summers hits an unexpected snag. But most surprising of all are the shocking revelations about some of Alice's closet friends. Can Alice keep up with all the changes around her?
A bounty of spring sequels furthers story lines and features favorite characters. Alice, the beloved star of Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's popular series, survives unexpected challenges during the summer between 9th and 10th grade in Patiently Alice. As the heroine tackles a stint as a camp counselor, copes with changes at home and sees her friends form new relationships with boys, the author's wit and candor remain as evident as ever.