Alice, I Think

Paperback | June 17, 2003

bySusan Juby

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After her first counselor has a meltdown, Alice MacLeod and her new counselor decide that Alice?s horizons should be expanded. Enter Alice?s Life Goals List. It?s time to grow up, act her age, maybe even go back to high school after years of being taught at home. Alice is on the hunt for a look, a social life, a job, a boyfriend, and, most importantly, a half-decent haircut. But getting those things in Smithers, B.C., isn?t easy. Particularly if Irma of Irma?s Salon is in charge of the new look.

Sporting a new haircut that is reminiscent of a large construction helmet, Alice is attacked by marauding headbangers as she sits in the family station wagon in the parking lot of the Smithers Grocery Giant. Her mother comes to the rescue and the situation ends up in a brawl. An aging hippie chick who makes her children wear lead aprons in front of the computer, Alice?s mom is just one of the novel?s wonderful and wacky characters.

Alice, I Think is about that all-important good haircut, the one that has the potential to change your life. It is also about becoming who you want to be, on your own terms.

Written in diary style punctuated by Alice?s often caustic wit and ability to drop-kick the pretensions of family, high school, dating and work, Alice, I Think is often hysterically funny, a terrific new take on adolescent angst. First published by a small press in 2001, the book is being brought to the wider audience it deserves. Now the first of a six-figure, three-book deal, Alice, I Think is a global sensation, with HarperCollins US, Australia, and UK all publishing this remarkable book.

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After her first counselor has a meltdown, Alice MacLeod and her new counselor decide that Alice?s horizons should be expanded. Enter Alice?s Life Goals List. It?s time to grow up, act her age, maybe even go back to high school after years of being taught at home. Alice is on the hunt for a look, a social life, a job, a boyfriend, and, ...

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After her first therapist has a meltdown, Alice MacLeod and her new therapist decide that Alice's horizons should be expanded. Enter Alice's Life Goals List. It's time to grow up, act her age and maybe even go to regular high school after years of being taught at home. Alice is on the hunt for a look, a social life, a job, a boyfriend,...

SUSAN JUBY is the highly praised, highly read author of the A lice series, which includes Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers; and Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last. The Alice series is a hit in the U.S., Australia and the UK, and the books have been made into a television series. Susan lives with her husband, a horse and a dog on Vancouver Isl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.75 inPublished:June 17, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006392873

ISBN - 13:9780006392873

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, I Think Here Susan Juby has created a character so normal that I think we can all relate to certain aspects of her. A refreshing and funny perspective on teenage life, Alice, I Think draws readers in with the other worldly yet decidedly normal persona of Alice.
Date published: 2007-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from alice i think this is a really good book, definaly read it!! it is so funny i think 12 and up should be read it! trust me!
Date published: 2005-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alice i think This book is really good it made me want to read even more. I really liked how i could realate to it. You should read this book!
Date published: 2005-01-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing.. I read this book after passing it many times and thinking I might as well give it a shot. I picked a random page in the book and it had me laughing so I decided to buy it. I'm a big fan of the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison which is basically the same thing except its set in Britain. After reading about Georgia..Alice was a real let down. I might have found it funny if I had read it first and it would have made Georgia look that much better but I didn't, so I'm kinda disappointed...If anyone liked this book, read Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, I guarantee you that you'll love it!!
Date published: 2004-12-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thumbs Down I started reading Alice, I Think, expecting a witty and interesting novel, but was deeply disappointed by its lacking plot. It was hard for me to read at some points and while there were limited humorous tidbits, i found it trying too hard to be funny. There was absolutely no great climatic event and there's no real substance. The story is really devoid of the magic which captures your interest and makes you want to keep reading. If you see this book on the store shelf, merely pass by it and move on.
Date published: 2004-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Greatest book ever! Alice, I think Takes you through the many adventures...and obstacles of a Abnormal Teen. Susan gives great description to the book and makes it worth reading twice...or more! The second book to the series has arrived and will definatly be hard to put down, much like the first book!
Date published: 2004-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS BOOK ROX HARD! This book rox! It's funny from beginning to end, and since it's written from alice's point of view, with no narrator, it's kinda like reading someone's private diary! GET THIS BOOK! U WON'T B DISAPPOINTED!!!
Date published: 2004-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Stars I couldn't believe people didn't like this book! I loved it! From the beginning I loved Alice her realistic character traits. But I did feel the ending was quite rushed, it seemed like it was cut off. Even though it was a little fast paced toward the end, I still greatly enjoyed the book.
Date published: 2004-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious Somepeople find this book awful. They should open their minds. Try and envision a girl such as Alice. Alice is a wonderful character who captured my interest from start to finish. She's funny, strange, and completely socially inept. She made me laugh more times then I could count. SO give alice a try, cause you might just roll off your bed from laughing so hard.
Date published: 2004-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What??? Maybe this book hits a little close to home for some people or they have NO sense of humour. Don't listen to the naysayers. It was awesomely smart and funny. Alice is excellent!
Date published: 2004-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just amazing Now I'm not the kind of person that enjoys reading for fun in their spare time. This book was recommended to me by a friend. She told me it was funny, and a great read. I began reading it and could not believe how inticing it was. I could not put it down, and even chose the book over watching T.V. I recommend this book for anyone that wants a laugh, and a fun time. Alice, I think is funny and inspiring, and goes places other books don't. READ THIS BOOK!!!
Date published: 2004-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from :( I was very disapointed with Alice I Think. I thought it was going to be a great novel, but instead I found it very boring. Yes, some parts were interesting but most parts were horrible. It took so long for the author to just get to the point of the book. I reccemend you DON'T read Alice, I think.
Date published: 2004-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best!! I have read alot of books and there are only a few that I laugh out loud at and this would be one of them!! I laughed so loud my whole family thought I was crazy!!!
Date published: 2004-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very funny book I have met a few people that find this to be an awful read, and not funny at all. For one, you need to be somewhat intelligent to appreciate the humour. You also need to have experienced a few of the things Alice has, or you will not understand the humour in it. It was an excellent read, and definately one of the more funny books I have had the pleasure of reading.
Date published: 2003-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm so glad i'm 45 Alice, I think, is me growing up well 30 years ago. Different hair (way different after the cut) but in essensence unsure, possibly uncool, and really untough. I think this book appeals to women who perhaps had not great experiences growing up. I loved it. (and hey I know the bookstore)
Date published: 2003-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shudder I could barely read past the first chapter this book was so horible. it's lame and as terrible character. don't read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2003-11-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from !!!!!!!!!!!! I did not find that this book was very funny. I got this book because it was supposed to be good and she has the same name as mine... The ending is inappropriate and gross. The story is not very happy but mostly sad and made me think alice was a sore loser... Susan Juby did not make very good characters! my mom read this and thought she could write a better book HA! If u want to read teen books that are funny and good go for the princess diaries and angus thongs and full frontal snogging
Date published: 2003-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i think your alice too :) this book is amazing super funny and witty it's suck a good book i recommend it to any1 :) ill read it over and over again all my friends love it too :)(mar. C-G. lol :))
Date published: 2003-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from painful! this book was painful to read. I read to page 150 until i couldn't stand it anymore. Not only does it not have a plot but the characters are ridiculus as well. I was not impressed
Date published: 2003-08-03