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Alice Macleod Realist At Last

by (author) Susan Juby

Initial publish date
May 2005
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2005
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2006
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Grade: 7 to 9


ALICE MACLEOD has officially graduated from the ranks of the weirdly marginal into the realm of the practically normal. Except for the fact that she’s just been abandoned by her boyfriend, Goose, and her tree hugger mom has been busted at an environmental protest and sent up to the Big House for two months, everything’s going just great. Thankfully, these misfortunes are giving Alice plenty of material for the screenplay she’s writing (populated by Very Attractive People), which is going to make her rich, famous and fabulous. 
    With the family finances squeezed even tighter than normal, Alice is forced to score not one but three part-time jobs, none particularly well suited to her eclectic but limited range of talents. The jobs do, however, introduce her to an interesting range of older?and younger?potential new boyfriends.

About the author

SUSAN JUBY is the author of the critically acclaimed Getting The Girl and Another Kind Of Cowboy, as well as the bestselling Alice series (Alice, I Think; Miss Smithers; Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last) and her latest novel for adults, The Woefield Poultry Collective. After dropping out of fashion college and attaining a BA from the University of British Columbia, Susan went to work in the book industry. She holds a master’s degree in publishing. She currently lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, James, and their dog, who prefers to remain anonymous. Visit her online at

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Librarian Reviews

Alice MacLeod, Realist at Last

The wacky adventures continue! In this installment, Alice’s romantic and family problems give her plenty of material for the screenplay that will make her rich, famous and fabulous!

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2006.

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