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Lucy in the Sky

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  5,579 Ratings  ·  473 Reviews
A riveting first-person tale of addiction, in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Jay’s Journal.

The author of this diary began journaling on her sixteenth birthday. She lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Santa Monica with her mom, dad, and Berkeley-bound older brother. She was a good girl, living a good life...but one party changed everything. One party, where sh
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Simon Pulse
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Linzy Stahle
Jun 10, 2012 Linzy Stahle rated it did not like it
The cover states "In the tradition of Go Ask Alice" when it should say "Practically Go Ask Alice written in exactly the same way with the same ending all over again, but with less consequences." I would be afraid that kids/teens reading this book would just WANT to do drugs because the author makes everything sound fun and exciting! Yes it ends tragically but instead of spending time telling about the recovery process and the awful reprocussions of drug use, most details are about how "incredibl ...more
Rebecca McNutt
The credibility of Go Ask Alice as a non fiction memoir has always been debatable over the years, but when a book comes out with a near mirror-image plot of the first, you know something's really fishy. I without a doubt am skeptical about this book being a "true story", and although I've always loved books that are written in that kind of trippy hippie style, I didn't really like Lucy in the Sky's paper-thin characters and low vocabulary.
Jun 11, 2014 Sarah rated it did not like it
I hardly made it into this book before deciding to put it down because the main character made me want to bash my head in, and if roughly 30 pages had me raging, there was no way I would be able to make it through the rest of the book.

Are sixteen year olds really this naive and annoying? Within the first handful of pages, the main character (god forbid I call her a protagonist) is filling her journal with CAP.IT.AL. letters and so many exclamation points it was painful to read!!! Her attitude se
Renee Hall
Jun 03, 2013 Renee Hall rated it did not like it
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Ali Schellhorn
Jun 13, 2012 Ali Schellhorn rated it it was amazing
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Mar 22, 2016 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 08, 2013 Cassie rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down from the moment I bought it. I read 'Go Ask Alice', so I knew what this book would be like.

Going throughout this 16 year old girls life for a year. She starts out like any normal 16 year old, but she is missing something. She wants friends who she can call her "FRIENDS" people to hang out with and a best friend to laugh with and gossip with.

At her first party with her brother and a new boy she has met name Ross, she meets Lauren and this is where everything starts
Nov 20, 2013 Anjahochhuth rated it it was amazing
Lucy in the Sky is an incredibly moving story. The author is anonymous, but has wrote several other similar stories. This book makes realize why some people make the decisions they do. The main character, whose name isn't revealed, goes from a normal teen to a drug addict. This story is the main characters diary, which puts you in her shoes.
Growing up is certainly hard. But for the main character in this book, she is introduced to drugs and alcohol at a very odd moment in her life. She has nev
Apr 05, 2013 Andria rated it liked it
Shelves: teen-fiction
Teenage me gives it 5 stars, adult me is a bit more critical so we're compromising with 3.

This is, obviously, an updated reworking of Go Ask Alice and the general plot is the same: good girl falls in with the wrong crowd, and goes from straight-edge virgin to junkie slut in the course of one school year. The cover blurb says it all: "One party. One taste. No turning back."

Curious teenage girls who want to vicariously experience drug use without consequences will eat this up. And our anonymous n
Imani Steele
Mar 13, 2013 Imani Steele rated it really liked it
Being familiar with the well known Crank book series, by Ellen Hopkins, I often look for books that I can relate to, a book that discusses the problems that we, teenagers, might encounter, at some point during our young adult life; something that doesn’t sugarcoat the realities of the world and talks about the dangers, in which we might face, while living in the modern world. Teens want to be able to read books that they can relate to. The novel, Lucy in the Sky, appealed to me because it’s a ge ...more
Jan 31, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing, I loved how you saw a young girls normal life, progress into being addicted to drugs. The writing was simple yet powerful and it had me gripped instantly. The ending for me was unexpected and heart breaking, and left me feeling alot of emotions. I honestly loved this book so very much, and would reccommend it to people who don't mind reading about serious subjects like drugs.
Casandra Valencia
This book was amazing, it had lots of drama, which i like drama in books. When I pick this book out I read the back summary, when I read the back of the book I got interested. This book is about a girl who made bad choices in life, so did her friends."The choices you make can bring you good or bad"
Juliana Encinas
Jan 19, 2013 Juliana Encinas rated it liked it
“Lucy in the Sky” by Anonymous was written in the same style as “Go Ask Alice”, a fictional story supposedly based off of the diaries of a teenage drug addict whose life spiraled out of control and ended with death. The story is about a sixteen year old girl with a loving family and a good start in life. She doesn’t have any real friends except for her brother, Cam, until they meet Ross in yoga class. Ross introduces her into a whole new world. She is vulnerable and gets influenced very easily, ...more
May 02, 2012 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I want to say upfront that I do not compare books to one another. I don't think that is a fair thing to do. Not for the author nor the novel. However, Lucy in the Sky has been compared to Go Ask Alice by basically saying that it is just a modern day version. That being said, I am going to voice my opinions based on the two books and their similarities.

I really like the message in this book. I always will. I will always stand up for it. I'm not sure I care for how it was delivered. Then again, I
Aug 16, 2012 Sandy rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhhh, this book had it all. It had drugs, it had alcohol, it had sex and it had me hooked within a few pages. Welcome to the world of sixteen year old Lucy. Her once “boring” life has suddenly changed and now she is sitting on top of the world, or at least she feels she is sitting on top of the world because of the drugs and/or the booze which are now consuming her life. In diary journal format, her life is told in such vivid format, you have to love the honestly and emotions that she puts in ...more
Samantha Anderson
Oct 04, 2012 Samantha Anderson rated it really liked it
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Jan 20, 2015 Amy rated it did not like it
Junior year is going to be different for quiet, straight-laced Lucy. For the first time she has friends, a possible love interest and her older brother Cam is treating her like a grownup bringing her to parties. Her new friends smoke weed, even Cam does sometimes so Lucy gives it a try. Too bad she likes it so much. Soon Lucy and her friends are trying different, more dangerous drugs, while hoping Cam doesn't catch on. Lucy quickly spirals out of control. Can anyone stop her from self-destructin ...more
Donna (Jaevenstar)
Apr 22, 2012 Donna (Jaevenstar) rated it really liked it
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Alysia Verhagen
Apr 08, 2013 Alysia Verhagen rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
This book is like the new "Go Ask Alice." I gave this book three stars because the main character, whose name is never actually revealed in the book, annoyed me so much. Also, as someone who has read countless real case studies and having studied drugs and deviance, it makes me realize that this book was just a scare tactic. Nothing more. I know that some stories may be just like the one described in the book, however, I hate to say, it unlikely that things escalated as quickly as they did with ...more
Yeilyn Ramirez
Jan 08, 2016 Yeilyn Ramirez rated it it was amazing
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Madison DesPres
Jan 15, 2017 Madison DesPres rated it really liked it
The book Lucy in The Sky is written by an anonymous author. This book is about a 16 year old girl who always did the right thing. Except one party that involved drinking and drugs flipped her whole life around. Because of this, there were consequences. I really enjoyed this book except, because the book is written by the girls perspective, it praises the drugs. For example, it talks about how "incredible the drugs make the girl feel."
In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book and so would reade
Lauren Grace
Dec 29, 2012 Lauren Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
In the tradition of "Go Ask Alice", this anonymous diary depicts a teenage girl's descent into a life of partying and drug use. The diarist (I don't want to call her Lucy, because that's probably not her name) lives affluently in Southern California with her parents and her older brother. She's young and naive in the beginning of the diary, cringing away when she's offered pot because OMG, pot is so BAD! But she caves pretty quickly, quickly making new friends and falling into a partying lifesty ...more
Rebecca A
Jun 09, 2013 Rebecca A rated it really liked it
I love these books. It's predecessor, Go Ask Alice, had the same vibe as well. Both were about girls who got into a world they thought they could control and ended up in way over their heads. I think that I related a lot more to the girl in this book (we'll call her Lucy) because it was set closer to my time in high school and I could remember a lot of the things in the book happening to my friends, if not myself.

It tackled the subject of peer pressure alarmingly well. It also handled addiction
Dec 21, 2012 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Reasons I didn't like this book:

1) The author seemed to glorify drug use. He or she made it seem like they wanted the readers to go out and try E and coke and go smoke pot and meth and shoot up heroin.

2)She NEVER seemed to learn. AA meetings, one DUI, and an almost rape wasn't enough to teach her to stay away from drugs, I guess. Even when she got clean towards the end, she fucks it up and dies!

3)There's little to no character development. She goes from cosmos to pot to coke to E to meth to hero
Sep 29, 2014 Mackenzie rated it really liked it
Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. It is written in 1st person and is the diary of the main character. The main character, Lucy, is a 16 year old girl who was once a good girl, but then started hanging out with a bad crowd. She meets a boy named Ross at yoga, and they become friends and she is introduced to his friends, who she befriends. . Over the summer, she hangs out with her new friends and starts drinking and doing drugs. She starts off doing small drugs like weed, but then ...more
Mar 14, 2016 Emily rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It takes a lot for me to dislike a book usually, but I really found this novel to be quite a drag to read.
While I did find the explanations of what it was like to be high and to feel the euphoria caused by the drugs an interesting enough faction of this book, the other scenarios left little to base feelings on. The way the author writes her diary entries is horrendous (do people really write entries like that? I could just be basing this off of how I know I write journal entries, but really, it
Diane Ferbrache
Sep 14, 2012 Diane Ferbrache rated it it was ok
One of the most popular books about teens and drugs in the 60’s, 70s, and even now is Go Ask Alice. I remember reading it in high school and really loved it. In an effort to appeal to teens of the 21st C, along comes Lucy in the Sky. We never know her name, but through her journal we follow the chronicle of her descent into drug abuse. She’s 16, and the daughter of privilege. She’s not particularly popular, but when she starts hanging around some new kids at school – beautiful and handsome and ...more
Zoey Becker
Oct 17, 2012 Zoey Becker rated it really liked it
Following the style of 'Go Ask Alice' and written in the format of a diary by an anonymous 16 year old girl, this book is a edgy and haunting read. It describes a year in the life of "Lucy", a regular teenager who soon spirals into a life of drugs and depression. During the course of her diary, she makes new friends and explores a life she never thought she would be apart of. While it all seems new and exciting at first, just one taste is enough for "Lucy" to become the addict she never thought ...more
Raymundo Daniel
Lucy in the sky written by anonymous. I chose to read this book because I had read "go ask Alice" first and really enjoyed it. when I had noticed they the covers looked very alike I decided to read it. I figured the book would hbe like go ask Alice with good twist and it did. it started with a innocent 16 year old girl. cnce being invited to her first party by her brother she loved it. with her first taste she was instantly hooked and the hook stayed on. After a break up with her best friend, a ...more
Maria Contreras
Jun 08, 2013 Maria Contreras rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-2013
This was a book about a teenage girl who was such a goodie until one party changed her life entirely. She was about 15 years old and her brother took her to a party for the first time, next thing you know, she's smoking weed. She enjoyed it since she was there with her friends Ross, Lauren, and her romantic interest Blake. Blake was 20 years old which is pretty creep in fact that all he wanted to do with her is have sex. Throughout this whole summer was all about drugs and drinks pretty much unt ...more
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