Go Ask Alice
Jacket Description: January 24th. After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs...
The harrowing true story of a teenager's descent into the seductive world of drugs. A diary so honest you may think you know Alice -- or someone like her. Read her diary. Enter her world. You'll never be able to forget Alice.
More lists with this book...
1. i'm a good girl
2. i'm going to a party...with boys...haha
3. i'll have a beer
4. i might as well try a joint
5. cocaine is awesome. what a fun fun double-fun night!
- They told me to go ask you.
- Ask me what?
- Ah... I guess, should I do drugs?
- Well, how would I know? I'm just a made-up girl in a piece of anti-drugs propaganda that somehow became more famous than it deserved.
- Hey, don't be like that. I meant, if you actually had existed, then what would you have said?
The rest of this review is in my book What Pooh Might Have Said to Dante and Other Futile Speculations
Even as a 12-year-old, however, it was obvious to me that every si...more
Drugs lead to getting in with a bad crowd, having sex, stealing, dealing, prostitution, homelessness and insanity! Only the pastor can save...more
Basically whether you believe this is fiction or not that should not matter. If you believe this story is too far fetched to be true, then I must say that you are absolutely wrong, because my (recovering) drug addicted sister is "Alice", I am the innocent "Alex", and our family is the one that will always love her and always take her back. Stories like this absolutely exist in real life. My sister even started using...more
7pm 12 Nov 2007
Well, I'm about 12 page into this book and I already hate Alice. Quite a lot, actually. I hope that as I read further, Alice's drug-induced diary entries mark an improvement upon her character.
1pm 16 Nov 2007
Finished the book 3 days ago, and just finally stopped laughing so that I can be able...more
OK, now that I've calmed down a little bit, let's actually discuss this "real diary." If there ever was a real diary (which seems hardly likely) it...more
While reading I often found myself thinking..."What? No 16 year old girl says that. This was obviously a part the editors edited heavily." Then I realized how often I was thinking that. The whole thing struck me as oddly UNrealistic even though it was supposed to be a real account. (And is shelved in our non-fiction section...more
Anoche fue la peor noche de mi puerca, podrida, apestosa, terriblemente cabrona vida. Sólo éramos cuatro y Sheila y Rod, su (novio) de turno, nos iniciaron en la heroína. Al principio tuvimos algo de miedo, pero sin embargo nos convencieron de que todas las historias de horros que se cuentan sobre la heroína son puros mitos americanos. Creo no obstante, que estaba muy excitada, y la verdad es que me moría de ganas de probar viéndoles a ellos prepararlo. El sabor produce...more
Even though I still find the book extremely interes...more
Throughout the diary, she reveals the bac...more
The narrator unknowingly takes LSD (acid) at a party and has a great trip. She is instantly addicted and a few weeks later, she is willingly sucking down any and every drug she can get. Come on!
While I am certainly not an advocate of drug use, there is no scientific evidence that LSD is addictive--or marijuana, another key ingredient the narrator...more
If you haven't read it, it is set up as the diary of a young girl as she experiences the drug culture of the 1970s.
Here's the thing: It could have been really powerful. It wasn't. The first page claims that the diary is authentic and that the names have been changed to protect the others. And I believed this pretense for a while. But it becomes fairly obvious that this is a lie and instead, this "diary" is fabricated by a psychologis...more