The trouble is, Patrick the boyfriend is a lot more complicated than Patrick the friend. What's an appropriate present for Alice to give Patrick for his birthday? What should she do if Patrick wants to kiss her and she hasn't brushed her teeth? Alice really likes Patrick, but sometimes she thinks life would be a lot simpler if they were still just friends. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor does it again with Alice in Rapture, Sort Of, the sequel to The Agony of Alice, proving that she knows how real girls think, act, and feel.