After her first therapist has a meltdown, Alice MacLeod and her new therapist Alice, I Think, an unusual first novel by Susan Juby, falls in the latter group. Alice, I Think is the first in a trilogy of comic novels written by Susan Juby. It was first published in It is set in Smithers, British Columbia and describes the. Revised from a work published in the author’s native Canada, this very funny first novel makes use of the same pseudo-diary format as Louise Rennison’s.

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Alice, I Think (Alice MacLeod, #1) by Susan Juby

I wanted to create a character who has the courage and integrity to find her own way and define herself independently of other people. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Is this how people operate? Jul 10, Phoebe rated it really liked it. If she doesn’t, then it would be good to stop while she’s still interesting to me. So I’m moving on. There’s a whole group of them. Maybe YA has become an option because people have to go somewhere.

And it was disturbing because Henry Miller made sex seem, if you were 12 years old and curious, utterly seamy and horrible. Suddenly Alice’s life has become more complicated and it’s only going to get worse with school.

They said I should try sending it to a teen publisher. This is a very funny book.

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I’ve always admired people who can do that. I was waiting for the opinionated, outspoken Alice of her diary to push through to the real world and she never did. This is a childhood favourite of mine so it thinkk 5 stars for nostalgia and 3 stars for still being somewhat influential on my life more than a decade later. This was another one I tried listening to on my earphones while driving. I think she’s brilliant. I think you should read it though because alicd has a different view on some things and makes you stop and think.


Support this project now. I was working as an editor, a book editor at a non-fiction how-to book-publishing company.

Alice, I Think

It is so spot-on true, and so cynical, and so absolutely delightful. Our lives are incredibly stressful and these books are like candy. Starting school in grade 1 dressed as a hobbit pretty much formed her life: The story is about a group of teens who attend an art high school who start a truth-telling club with consequences both dire and funny. But I never do it to the degree that other people do it. Publish paper comparing teenagers and chicken peer groups. So that’s something I had to work on.

Being home-schooled only adds to Alice’s weirdness. I stopped drinking and all that stuff when I was 20, because I was very, very much fond of it, so anything that offers that sort rhink transcendence without being totally self-destructive is fascinating to me and probably always will be. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Alice, I Think. It was just allice story of this beautiful black horse, with lots of drama.

And in Catcher you’ve got Holden getting ripped off by the prostitute and the pimp, and all of the idiotic girls that he hangs out with. That Fletch kind of feeling. And they fill up a lot of time, like any good hobby.

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They don’t know how much of that was added through the susab process, because it’s a packaged book. I think people are tired of that. Would you like to receive The Tyee’s headlines free by email? The story was initially about two girls, but soon I fell in love with a secondary character, a boy named Alex, and the book became mainly about him.

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I had a brief and unsuccessful career as a fashion design student and, after I worked at a series of low paying jobs, such as server, record store employee, etc. Except that her attempts to reach these goals are pathetic and she’s annoying.

This was going to be good! We love them, we’re fine, we can handle it. I laughed a lot at this book, I certainky recommend it. Other books in the series. Alice has a checklist of “life goals” that she works at and sees her visits to her counselor as a way to boost his self esteem. And it’s almost a relief to see something different. However, in order to make her new counsellor feel successful about himself he’s clearly insecureshe agrees to go back to school and is sent to an alternative school where, lo and behold, that same bully who threw rocks at her is there.

Jun 19, Bubbly rated it did not like it. She has a younger brother who is smart and normal and fits in, but she is ever the outsider as she negotiates all the obstacles every adolescent faces while growing up.