Alice, I Think
By Susan Juby
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780060515430, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 2003
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"I grew up in one of those loving families that fails to prepare a person for real life..."
A few weeks into first grade Alice's parents took her out of school and have taught her at home ever since. Now she's about to enter high school, with the stated goal of boosting the self-esteem of her counselor, Death Lord Bob. Bob is happy now. But what about Alice?
Will she be able to interact with people her own age who are not home-based learners? Will she be able to survive some sort of boy-girl interaction? Or is this best left until after high school? Until middle age? What about a unique and innovative career path? A new look? (This must, like career choice, reflect uniqueness.)
Alice, I Think is the story of a teenager attempting to survive her parents, her hometown, and her reentry into society. Told through keenly observant, satirical journal entries, Susan Juby's first novel is wise, witty, and utterly original.
Susan Juby is the bestselling author of the internationally popular Alice books, which were made into a television series, and the highly praised Getting the Girl, named a Best YA Book by Kirkus Reviews. Juby lives with her husband, a horse and a dog on Vancouver Island. Visit her online and read her blog at www.susanjuby.com.