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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

Go Ask Alice (1971)

by Beatrice Sparks

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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 |
This was my absolute favorite book when I was in 4th grade and I think that says a lot about my level of weirdness. ( )
  Katie_Roscher | Jan 18, 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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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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The torture and hell of adolescence has rarely been captured as clearly as it is in this classic diary by an anonymous, addicted teen. Lonely, awkward, and under extreme pressure from her "perfect" parents, "Anonymous" swings madly between optimism and despair. When one of her new friends spikes her drink with LSD, this diarist begins a frightening journey into darkness. The drugs take the edge off her loneliness and self-hate, but they also turn her life into a nightmare of exalting highs and excruciating lows. Although there is still some question as to whether this diary is real or fictional, there is no question that it has made a profound impact on millions of readers during the more than 25 years it has been in print. Despite a few dated references to hippies and some expired slang, Go Ask Alice still offers a jolting chronicle of a teenager's life spinning out of control.

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A fifteen-year-old drug user chronicles her daily struggle to escape the pull of the drug world.

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