Alice, I Think
Ever since Alice Macleod showed up dressed like a hobbit on the first day of Grade 1, she's had a lot of trouble fitting in. Now 15 and home-schooled by her hippie parents, Alice records her life goals (as encouraged by her government-funded therapist) in her journal. They include, but are not limited to: increasing human contact with humans outside her immediate family, learning to drive a car, and reading the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. Funny, wry and heartwarming, Alice, I Think is the first in a trilogy of comic novels about the self-described "maladjusted" Alice Macleod.
Alice, I Think is for readers ages 12 and up.
Maybe careers aren't something you can really plan for. They just sort of happen, like brown eyes or flat feet. I took one of those career aptitude tests last year, and it showed that I should be a flight attendant or a seamstress. Not a fashion designer or anything, mind you, but a sweatshop worker. Apparently stewardesses and sweatshop workers and I enjoy a lot of the same interests and activities.
From Alice, I Think by Susan Juby ©2004. Published by HarperCollins Canada.