Some events have been changed to protect them, so the book is classified as fiction. This story is an honest account of a young person finding themselves accidentally in the world of addiction. Back at home, the diarist encounters social pressure from her drug scene friends, and has problems getting along with her parents. It was passed off as a real, anonymous diary for years and years, but the author is actually Does this change my opinion of the book? Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. This is the fictitious diary of a young teenage girl, who somehow finds herself lost in the world of drugs during the 1960's.
She even loses her virginity during a drug-fueled orgy, but she barely bats an eyelash. It was recommended to parents and assigned or distributed in some schools as an anti-drug teaching tool. I'm afraid to live and afraid to die, just like the old Negro spiritual. I gave it to a few friends and they all loved it as well. I really feel I ought to smoke a joint now, just to distance myself from such narrow-minded, groupthink pablum. She died from a drug overdose, either accidental or premeditated. Some sources claimed that the girl's parents had arranged for her diary to be published after her death.
This one accidental trip sets the catalyst for everything else. Your 'wholesome family values' are cloying and myopic, but decent rules to live by, for the most part. Reading the book for such vicarious experience has been suggested as a positive alternative to actually doing drugs. There, glasses of —some of which are laced with —are served. She meets a little thirteen-year-old girl, Babbie, a former prostitute and drug user with a history of sexual abuse.
In 1976, a stage play version of the book, adapted by Frank Shiras, was published by The Dramatic Publishing Company. There she bonds with a younger girl named Babbie, who has also been a drug addict and. The one good thing I suppose about this book was that it told teens that it is okay to speak to someone if you're in trouble. It was written back when conservatives thought they needed to fictionalize drug abuse in order to frighten teenagers. It was written by the author who lived in Utah clue? My sister even started using It's hard for me to write this review because I don't really know where to begin. She tries to get clean after this but eventually relapses and joins her old friends. When it gets to that point, it's very, very hard to get them out of it.
They vindictively report Ted and Rich to the cops and run off to San Francisco to start up a jewelry boutique and follow the hippie dream. Please leave a comment below spoiler free! The film was promoted as an anti-drug film based on a true story. It starred Jamie Smith-Jackson, , , , , and. Go Ask Alice has been around for decades, and is even being used as reading material in high schools. I know the allure of this book comes from the fact that it's a true story and someone's actual diary, well maybe they should have discarded the original and made one up because, true or not, this girl and her endless self-pity just made me sick.
Beth returns from camp, but Alice finds that Beth has changed. I was going to shelve this book on my Crap Authors or Unreadable Books shelves, but actually in a kind of train-wreck way it was rather enjoyable. At this point, we see her plummet quickly towards rock bottom as she drifts through homeless shelters, hitchhiking, prostitution and eventually homelessness. The Diarist begins having casual sex and peddling drugs for Richie. Chris gets a job in a boutique with a glamorous older woman, Shelia.
Beth goes away for the summer, and the young lady returns to her hometown to spend the summer with her grandparents. While the pure drama of all the bad stuff that happens to the narrator after she runs away from home and continues after she returns home will surely appeal to teens, Go Ask Alice is not a realistic or even a particularly well-written account of the life of an addict. It would make even the cleanest of people stay off drugs for the rest of their lives. She travels to Oregon with other drug users but soon loses them. Sparks stalks especially literate high-risk children across the country, 3. She has friends that don't need needles to have fun these are the best kind of friends , her boyfriend Joel is almost too good to be true, and her schoolwork is finally back on track.
Even if it's entirely fictional I still took something away from it. I first read this book in sixth grade. So, for now, I'm going to leave it as it is and will come back to it at some point. She imagines she may go into child guidance or psychology some day to help out others, and she vows to quit drugs. And boy does it make acid trips sound like fun! Maybe Squeaky Clean Jesus Powder.