Juby, Susan. Miss Smithers.

Author:Pisano, Lynne
Position::Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

JUBY, Susan. Miss Smithers. HarperCollins. 324p. c2004.0-06-051548-1. $6.99. S

A British Columbian (Canada) raised by hippie-like parents and home-schooled since the first grade, Alice MacLeod blames her upbringing and alternative schooling for making her the social misfit she is today. So, when her parent's friend Finn offers her an opportunity to represent the Smithers Rod and Gun Club in the Miss Smithers pageant, Alice jumps at the chance. It's not just the competition, or the s400 clothing allowance, but the chance to define herself. Alice's attempts at self-definition include...

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