A review of the novel go ask alice

They drug her on purpose when she is not aware on numerous occassions. Who knew a page book could be so emotionally draining?

While some of the scenes and language may feel dated, the book still carries tremendous emotional power and feels authentic. By an Anonymous Teenager or edited transcripts of therapy sessions with teens including Almost Lost: However, she doesn't win the fight.

In one passage, the heroine says: Beth returns from camp, but Alice finds that Beth has changed. But since the message of the book is ultimately cautionary, the drugs are required to tell the tale. They called the police and the hospital but there was nothing anyone could do. Beatrice Sparks is presented as its editor rather than its author, and one tantalizing mention in a New York Times book review indicates the book might have been the work of several people: She travels to several cities, hitchhiking partway with a girl named Doris who is a victim of child sexual abuse.

Overwhelmed by her worries, the diarist begins to take sleeping pills, first stolen from her grandparents, then later prescribed by her doctor upon returning home. Alice misses her family. Main character hallucinates that she is being eaten by worms after taking LSD.

They find a new apartment in Berkeley and open a jewelry shop there, which turns into a hangout for the neighborhood kids. In the epilogue, we are told that Alice died three weeks later of an overdose—whether it was premeditated or accidental remains unclear—and that she was one of thousands of drug deaths that year.

She gets out and in the end, she kills herself. The name of the teen diarist is never given. She had a very supportive family which most people could only dream of having.

She is involuntarily drawn into the wild abondon of the drug sub-culture and leads a life of wonton rebellion. Alice finds out she is being sent to an insane asylum. Her life changes when she goes to a party and is given acid in her drink. Did vengeful stoner kids return one more time to slip her a deadly dose?

Go Ask Alice

Life in the asylum drains Alice. In the city, Alice meets several other runaways and talks to them about why they left home.

This is a feat that many parents and teachers find hard to accomplish. That in over three decades, none of the people who knew this poor girl — friends, relatives, teachers, classmates — has ever identified or spoken about her is truly amazing.

Otherwise, Alice is happy with her family and with herself, except for her social isolation: Sex Frequent references to sexual acts, but no descriptions given. Short, diary-entry chapters should begin or end with references to countercultural artists Lewis Carroll, Jefferson Airplane, the Buzzcocks.

The book's strength lies in the breadth of the first-person account, from her early days as an innocent youth — whose main worries were popularity and image — to her life on the street, where the only thing she worried about was where she would get her next fix.

Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. Among other adventures, "Alice" runs away from home, ends up on the streets in a few different drug cities of the time, and is constantly falling deeper to her own demise.

Sheila invites the girls to a party at her house. That in over three decades, none of the people who knew this poor girl — friends, relatives, teachers, classmates — has ever identified or spoken about her is truly amazing. At the party, Alice unwittingly drops LSD and experiences a fantastic drug trip.After writing this review and reading several thought-provoking comments, did some research on the authenticity of Go Ask Alice and the general conscience is that it is a work of fiction.

Looking back, I realize how obvious it is, like James Frey’s “Million Little Pieces”. This Book Go Ask Alice is a private journal from a patient who has went through it all.

This little girl grows up alone in the world thinking everyone is against her.

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Drugs, sex, parties and much more is found in this book like you would find in the ¿real world¿/5(K). Also if you remember in the book there is a character briefly in there named Alice, but the main character talked to her and met her somewhere, but again Alice was not the main character.

Publishers Weekly, in a review of Glovach's novel Beauty Queen (which told the story, in diary form, of a year-old girl addicted to heroin), also stated that Glovach was "a co-author of Go Ask Alice". Jun 16,  · A version of this review appears in print on June 16,on Page of the National edition with the headline: Go Ask Alice.

Today's Paper |. Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic. Read Common Sense Media's Go Ask Alice review, age rating, and parents guide.

A review of the novel go ask alice
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