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If I were you, I genuinely would Go Ask Alice.
Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
Member Name: EsselleBeck
Go Ask Alice - Anonymous
Advantages: Easy to read, simple format, simple language, impossible to put down.
Disadvantages: Occasional missing dates so slightly confusing at times as to where she is and how old she is.
How often do you wake up in the mornings wondering what the point of getting out of bed would be today, thinking to yourself, why have I even bothered waking up, when thing's couldn't possibly get worse? Well very recently I did, and in my solemn mood I decided rather than going out and cheering myself up, I decided I would pop to the shop, buy a book and read it in a nice hot bubble bath.
The book I picked was Go Ask Alice, admittedly I wasn't particularly drawn to it at first, but there was a severe lack of choice, so, I decided to go into it with an open mind and figured hey, maybe I'll enjoy it!
Alice is an ordinary teenage girl, suffering with low self esteem, yo yo dieting, feeling excluded, alone and really just wanting to fit in. In her sheer desperation to be accepted by the cool kids, she accepts an invitation to a party, where in she unknowingly ingests LSD in a spiked bottle of coke. As soon as she gets homes she writes about the experience of the 'high' in her diary and admits her guilt for being foolish but the excitement she felt from her rebellion. She soon finds herself however, slipping further into the world of drugs, running away, living on the streets, going cold, hungry and alone all in her desperate search for the better high, desperate to give it up, but addicted beyond her own understanding.
It is a story no different to many other teenage girls finding themselves wrapped up in drugs, with one incredibly important difference. Alice kept a diary. Go Ask Alice is the publication of the diary and therefore Alice's accounts of the story, exactly how she saw and experienced it.
By the time I was halfway through the book I was already thinking to myself, what have I got to complain about? Why am I sat here thinking life is so terrible when quite clearly it could get so much worse? More to the point though, I couldn't put the book down! It's an insightful and painfully honest look into the drug culture among teenagers. It gave me a genuine understanding of just how easy it can be to find yourself in a place you never thought you could possibly be, and how your life can change in one simple night.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs a sudden realisation of just how lucky they are, or are just interested in the drug culture of the 1970s.
Summary: Absolutely fantastic, would definitely recommend for reading!!!
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