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Forest of Reading - White Pine - Shortlisted

Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Awards (Young Adult/Middle Reader Books) - Finalist

Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour - Finalist

Our Choice - Selection

White Raven (International Youth Library - an outstanding International Book for Children and Young Adults) - Selection

Sheila A. Egoff Award for Children's Literature (B.C. Book Prize) - Winner

Stellar Book Award (B.C. Teen Readers' Choice) - Nominated

About the Book

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780006392651
  • ISBN 10: 0006392652
  • Imprint: HarperTrophy
  • On Sale: 05/03/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 15.99 CAD
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Adolescence

Miss Smithers by Susan Juby

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