Alice, has a very outlandish upbringing. This story follows Alice's life from her unfortunate experience in first grade after coming to school convinced that she is a hobbit,(which then resaults in homeschooling) to when she reaches high school and decides to attend school again.
What really annoyed me about this book is how Susan Juby portrayed homeschoolers, she made them seem to all have mental and social disabilites which from my personal experiences as a homeschooler is not in the least true.
Although this book did have some laugh out loud moments, for the most part I didn't enjoy it very much, I found that I just couldn't relate to Alice at all. But, if you are looking for a surreal, abnormal look at life then I guess this book would be the one.
It's not often that I don't really like a book, but this one I really didn't enjoy that much. I thought it was kind of boring and negative, especially because this is how the main character Alice is like. Yes, some parts are funny, but only if you love to critize society and people. I really didn't understand the plot, which was mostly about Alice and how she tries to work through her problems and wierd family and tries to dress all seventies, but it just doesn't work out. I forced myself to finish this book because I hate not reading a book until the end. But, really, I do not recommend this book, unless you want something to fall asleep to.
Alice, I Think is about Alice, a home-schooled girl about to enter normal society for the first time since her unfortunate end to first grade. Alice has had minimum contact with people her age, so she has no idea how to act. Alice has a counselor who she talks to frequently, and one day, she commented on how she would like to go to a school again. Her counselor and her parents make a big deal about it, trying to make it as great as an experience as possible.
Alice goes through many horrible experiences along the way. After getting a horrid haircut, she meets her first grade nemesis, Linda, once again. Linda starts a fight with Alices mother, causing a big scene. To remedy the situation, Alice is offered a shopping trip with her mother in Prince George. Alice also has minimum contact with boys, so she doesnt know how to act around them, so she ends up making things worse for herself. Especially the spectacle with Gooseboy at her brother, MacGregors fish competition.
Alice has a lot to learn about, including school, boys, friends, and socializing with people. Her attempts to fit into society put her in humorous situations. But this book did not live up to my expectations. It was funny at times, but the book didnt hold keep me that interested. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a good, quick read. I do look forward to reading the sequel though.
This is one of those books that try to be humorous through a bunch of silliness and nonsense. However some books suceed (like the Georgia Nicholson series which I l-o-v-e), but Alice, I Think, in my opinion at least, completely sucked. It's about a girl who is homeschooled, lives in a small town, and gets beat up a lot. Basically she never really stands up for herself or try to really take control of her life. At least as far as I know, cause I did quit reading about half way through it. It was that awful, beleive me.
So if you really want some good humor, then go pick up the latest Georgia Nicholson novel. And pass this one by.