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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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And was based on what’s increasingly being exploded as a cultural myth. Though I have a degree in English literature, so I did end up rereading a lot of them. Jul 30, Wealhtheow rated it it was ok.

I love [Neilsen’s other show] Robson Arms. But after the first few chapters I was so irritated that it was hard to go on.

Alice, I Think Summary & Study Guide

We’ve reeled in the Hook, for now. This was another one I tried listening to on my earphones while driving. I decided to go ahead and read it anyways. The series follows Alice as she moves from home schooling into near-mainstream high school and develops friendships and her sense of self. Well, there’s so much frickin’ boring literary fiction.

You get alixe of the same thing. So that made the whole process exciting and thrilling as opposed to upsetting and alienating. I stopped drinking and all that stuff when I huby 20, because I was very, very much fond of it, so anything that offers that sort of transcendence without being totally self-destructive is fascinating to me and probably always will be.

I was influenced by whatever my mother was reading, D. When somebody finally sent me a rejection letter with a personal element.


Alice makes a list of goals which she thinks will help her and she gets started on trying to accomplish these goals as soon as possible. Obviously the most prominent example in the last decade has been the Harry Potter books, but it’s been spreading.

Alice, I Think Summary & Study Guide

Susan Juby manages to keep character funny but still realistic and everything in the book is so relateble. The story is recounted through the journal entries of Alice, the main character. Well, for the first book I was extremely uncritical, because I never thought it would get finished or published or any of those things, and I was writing to entertain myself.

Some of the best YA books are the ones that are subversive. At first it’s endearing, but her ‘I’m special and better than anyone’ and ‘look how unique I am!

So that’s something I had to work on. Articles needing additional references jby July All articles needing additional references Rhink to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Oct 18, Jenny added it Shelves: They don’t know how much of that was added through the editorial jubu, because it’s a packaged book.

Basically I thought the book would pull itself together I found myself with thino feeling about Alice upon the completion of her story. Until I tried the teen fiction route. For example when her parents argue it doesn’t upset her.

So I’m moving on. He’s a young gay man who’s decided he’s not having anything to do with that side of himself until he’s out of high school.

And so they contributed absolutely nothing to me?

Alice, I Think

Alice can’t get too old or she’ll get pathetic. When I read it I became one of those people who bursts into fits of laughter in an otherwise silent crowd. Alice, I Think is a quirky story about a quirky fifteen-year-old girl called Alice MacLeod, who records her day in her journal in her original style. I owned several horses over the years for a time when I was quite young I was convinced I was a horse, but let’s keep that between us and I became obsessed with an equestrian sport called dressage.


Actually the children’s table is a fascinating place to be, but in terms of respect accorded? Those books are just so sad now. It is so spot-on true, and so cynical, So. To ask other readers questions about Alice, I Thinkplease sign up.

This study guide contains the following sections: Chapter 5 Helmet Head. Maybe YA has become an option because people have to go somewhere.

Nice Recovery is about that time. Horses are all about heart. She puts down just about everything; she is bizarre, just for the sake of being bizarre. I had a hard time coming up with anything to write about for my English report. At least, there were parts where Alice proved to be quite funny and engaging though.

My next teen novel is called “The Truth Commission”. When I first started writing my intention was to write a book about a teenager who doesn’t fit in, but doesn’t allow that fact to crush her. Absolutely beautifully written, going nowhere.

Alice, I Think | Susan Juby

In other cases it’s just wrong. She’s there, and there’s a year-old boy who comes from a messed-up Canadian family that has some money — the father runs a used RV dealership and the mother does her nails and runs away to Florida with another man. Open Preview See a Problem? Chapter 7 Minimum Wage at Mountain Rhink. And how did you get that news?