A cute light story about a teenager who is raised by hippie parents in rural Canada. After a misunderstanding in kindergarten she has been homeschooled by her parents. Now she's fifteen and decides in her "life-goals" she wants to go to the public high school. The book is written in the form of her journal, and it's pretty amusing.
Susan Juby paints a darkly comical portrait of a home-schooled girl's life as she tries to fit in with the rest of society. Alice is shrewd observer of the inanities of society, and she refuses (unknowingly) to fall in with them. Her uniqueness and strangeness are what make her a truly different protagonist.