Miss Smithers by Susan JubyMiss Smithers by Susan Juby

Miss Smithers

bySusan Juby

Paperback | May 3, 2004

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Sixteen-year-old Alice suspects that this is the year she’s going to bloom, graduating from the ranks of the marginal into the realm of the practically normal. That’s immediately confirmed when, lured by the $400 clothing allowance, she becomes the official Rod & Gun Club candidate in the town’s Miss Smithers, BC, pageant. Now that she’s practically normal, Alice is anxious to try new things. But she can’t decide whether to push her sort-of boyfriend, Goose, into having sex with her, or to take a vow of chastity with the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) movement. Alice, fresh from her hit debut in Alice, I Think—and complete with satirical wit and unique thrift-shop style—is back in this uniquely funny take on surviving the tough teen years.
Susan Juby is the author of Alice, I Think and Miss Smithers. After dropping out of fashioncollege at a young age and attaining a B.A. from the University of British Columbia,Susan went to work in the book industry. She holds a master’s degree in publishing. Shegrew up in several small towns in British Columbia, and currently lives on...
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Title:Miss SmithersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 1 inPublished:May 3, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0006392652

ISBN - 13:9780006392651

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Was ok The book was okay. There were certain parts I found funny. I liked the idea of someone unique joining a beauty contest.
Date published: 2009-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not spectacular... This definitely wasn't one of the better books I've ever read. It wasn't bad, but not great either. I picked up Miss Smithers and Alice, I Think because one of my favorite authors wrote on her website that they're hilarious, and I needed a nice comedy book for a change. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed. Miss Smithers did have it's good points, but for the most part I had a lot of trouble liking Alice MacLeod. I understand that it's in the personality Susan Juby gave her to be a little conceited, but I still had trouble getting over things like her apology letter to Goose and the fact she brought up her writer status every other page or so. Overall, I thought the book was all right, not spectacular. If you're in the mood for a plot that goes no deeper than the heroine worrying about her social status and writing some hurtful things about her fellow Miss Smithers contestants, I'd say pick this up.
Date published: 2005-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book I loved this book. I thought it was really cool reading about someone with problems you never heard about. It was interesting to see what she was thinking. I never liked reading until i read her 2 books. It's great for teens who are learning to be their own person. 5 stars, definetly a book you will read twice :)
Date published: 2005-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book was just as amazing as th efirst book!! five stars all around i cant belive how great it was!!
Date published: 2005-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miss smithers omg!!! this book is such a good book! i hated reading books b4 but this book made me want toread more!! i giv this book more than 10 stars! the first book deserves the same...=D
Date published: 2004-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i LOVED this book!!! the 1st one (Alice, I Think) was REALLY good but this one was even better!!!! i cant wait for the 3rd one!!!!!!!!! i liked the idea of alice going to a beauty pageant type thing like the Miss Smithers competition! i think u should DEFINITELY read this book no matter what your age!!!! i ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2004-07-21