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.
This book had me giggling out loud, and wincing in sympathy, within the first chapter. I love this book, and read it every couple of years.
'Alice, I Think' is a very funny book. Alice has a very interesting history and the way her mind operates is very...different than everyone else's. Overall, this book is a wonderful, funny story that will have you wanting to read the sequel. Oh, and if it helps anybody else, the story takes place in Canada, which is why you may be unfamiliar with some of the lingo. It took me a while.
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.