Go Ask Alice is the maybe-anonymous diary of a seventies teenager, cataloging her decent into addiction. It was one party, one drink, but what she didn’t know was that that one drink was laced with LSD. What followed was the diarist’s downward spiral. Died. May 25, 2012. edit data. Beatrice Sparks was an American therapist and Mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the’real diaries’ of troubled teenagers. The books deal with topical issues such as drug abuse, Satanism, teenage pregnancy or AIDS, and are presented as cautionary tales. As powerful — and as timely — nowadays as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction. Alice is your typical teen-aged girl. She worries that she is too fat.

She wants a boyfriend: “I wish I were popular and beautiful and wealthy and talented.” Clearly, the book is intense: It graphically describes the waking hell into which the leading character descends, her heartfelt but futile battles to return domestic and stay clean, her pleas to God to save her, her trust and love for her family, and her final failure. Many realistic young adult books use frank language, but none more so than this book. I first read Go Ask Alice when I was in middle school. My sister asked me to buy it for her~ so I did. I thought it’d be kind of boring now that I’m 56 yrs old. I was wrong!! It is even more meaningful to me now! I work with the public and see a LOT of drug addicted people. This book is so worth-the-read for every young person. Discover new books and write reviews on YABooksCentral, the only social network devoted to young adult and children’s books. Check out our giveaways and exclusive cover reveals for the latest in YA releases. Go Ask Alice.

Ask her what, precisely? Why is the author “Anonymous”? Plot Summary: Is this tale the kind not to put a name to? Why has the author kept a large majority of the setting confidential? Thinking back on that is how Go Tell Alice seemed to me. Misrepresenting and exaggerating how a teen became hooked on drugs is a sad commerce especially for kids nowadays that see this movie or read the novel. I read the book and it is over the top unrealistic with parts so unbelievable it’s easy to see why those scenes weren’t included in the movie.

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