Monday, 10 June 2013

GO ASK ALICE by Anonymous

Publication date: March 5th 1971
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Number of Pages:214
Date read: May 18th 2013
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Source: Bought 

(Description source: Goodreads)

 January 24th

After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs....

It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life.

Read her diary. 

Enter her world.

You will never forget her.


“I'm afraid to live and afraid to die.” 

Go Ask Alice is the emotional, heart-wrenching story of a teenage girl. Written by Anonymous, it explores her inner most feelings and experiences and makes readers grow attached to this unnamed girl. 

Since her family moved away for her fathers job 'Alice' has come down from cloud nine when she realizes that this school will be just the same as the last one. She will just be another nobody with very few friends. 
On a holidays to visit her grandparents back in her home town she is invited to a party with the girls from her old school. Feeling accepted for once she goes and is exposed to a dark world full of lies, cheats and drugs. 

As 'Alice' spirals further into this new world she meets new people, falls in love and tries new things. Following the first hand account of this teenage girl as she watches her life spiral out of control and feels powerless to control it. Getting dragged into a world that she barely knew existed and suddenly having so many expectations until her gives teenagers a realistic but terrifying view at the impact that drugs often have on youths.  

Go Ask Alice follows this normal sixteen year old through her day by day life since getting herself the diary. It may not be written in every single day but it makes readers feel involved in the story and is definitely a must read for Young Adults. I LOVE this book, it may not be modern or action- packed, but I recommend this book to all Young Adults because it exposes ideas that aren't generally discussed openly in an interesting and approachable way.

“Even now I'm not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I've gotten from books.”

I rate Go Ask Alice Five out of Five!

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