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Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
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Go Ask Alice (original 1971; edition 1998)

by Anonymous

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Title:Go Ask Alice
Authors:Anonymous
Info:Simon Pulse (1998), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (1971)

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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 |
I didn't really like this book. I felt that it was not very believable. It seemed like a girl who has never touched drugs was imagining what it would sound like if she had been on drugs. She was very whiny and obnoxious. It was an easy read, but frustrating. I guess it's just not my usual type of book, but there's a reason for that. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. ( )
  AngelaRenea | Jan 12, 2019 |
I purchased this book from Half Priced Books to read. All opinions are my own. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Go Ask Alice by Anonymous (a book from The Anonymous Diaries). She was served a drink at a party that was laced with LED and it unraveled a whole world of drug addiction. Her diary explains how she used drugs, ran away, came home, struggled with addiction, and then repeated the cycle. Once she finally tells her parents what's going on and begins to get back on track she begins to see everyone at school trying to scare her and pull her back in until she finds herself stuck in a hospital without any memory. Poor girl struggles to get on a path and get it together. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Go Read, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com ( )
  SBoren | Jul 29, 2018 |
So I gather this is a fake diary. It still captures the angst of being a teenager and wanting to be part of the popular crowd or at least fit in-whatever that meant, I'm 57 and still remember the intense feelings of those teenage years. While most teenagers would not become so enmeshed in the druggie world do quickly, some might and I believe, did. The seventies were pretty intense. This is such a sad tale, whatever the motivation and whoever the writer. ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
The way Beatrice Sparks portrays addiction is ridiculous. I'm sorry, but how many 14 year old girls go from having their drinks laced with LSD to INJECTING speed within less than 2 weeks?!?!
C'mon, Beatrice. You could have at least made this seem somewhat believable, seeing as you tried to pass it off as a true diary.
Although I suppose it does have its desired effect of scaring you away from drugs if you read it while you're a kid.

Oh Diary, what a letdown letdown letdown this book was! ( )
  jynxmecrazie | Jul 15, 2018 |
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Beluffi, MaxAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campert, RemcoTranslatorsecondary 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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