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Go Ask Alice (1971)

by Beatrice Sparks

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Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.
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Seemed exactly like something a teenager would write, which of course made it kind of frustrating at times. There were things I wanted to know more about and things I wanted less of. It was a snapshot of a life. ( )
  bookswithmom | Dec 18, 2019 |
Wow. This book was amazing though a little slow at the beginning. But what gets me is that this was based on someone who really experienced all of these events not just some fictional character an author conjured up. ( )
  bookscantgetenough | May 5, 2019 |
Based on the actual diary of a fifteen-year-old girl who became hooked on drugs. It does not offer solutions, instead provides a look into a complicated world. I read this when I first became a young adult librarian. It moved me and I recommended it to my clients. Most found it very compelling. It is not an easy read, just as it is not an easy situation to deal with. ( )
  Gmomaj | Apr 13, 2019 |
written by "Anonymous" though, there have been multiple cases of speculation as to an actual writer making up the whole story. Either way, good life lessons for teens in dealing with drugs and smoking and other problematic things. It's written in diary format, so its nice and easy to find stopping points along the way, but it moves smoothly enough too. ( )
  EBassett | Mar 20, 2019 |
Had to read this for school. Had written on my blog that it was a good book but that I really disliked it. Now, I only remember the dislike part. I certainly didn't like the ending. ( )
  litetmonster | Jan 25, 2019 |
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Sparks, Beatriceprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beluffi, MaxAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campert, RemcoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Corsi, C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Yesterday I remember thinking I was the happiest person in the whole earth, in the whole galaxy, in all of God's creation.
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Now known to have been written by Beatrice Sparks
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This book pretends to be the diary of an anonymous teen in the sixties who becomes addicted to drugs. Actually it's a forgery, the work of Mormon psychologist Beatrice Sparks (and possibly others).
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