Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Go Ask Alice
by Anonymous

I'll admit, I had never heard of this apparently *famous* book before. I saw it come across the desk to be checked in, and I was intrigued. Before I even began to read it, a friend commented, "Oh, cool, you're reading that!" Go Ask Alice is written in diary format... we're never actually told the name of the author. It's presented as a work of fiction, though it could totally have been a true story. The protagonist is a young teenager who is struggling with life, as teenagers often do. She wants to fit in, she wants a certain boy to like her, she finds her parents and siblings irritating but loves them SO MUCH! Quite by random, she is given a drink, at a party, that has been laced with acid. She has a "trip" and decides she loved the experience. What follows is her slow descent into drug addiction, sexual promiscuity, and life on the streets. As a parent, I find it frightening -- as someone who went through similar teenage issues, I found it quite relatable. -- recommended by Tracy T. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Tracy's Reviewer Profile and more of her reviews ]

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.]

[ Go Ask Alice page on Wikipedia ]

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