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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
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Dec 01, 09

bookshelves: non-fiction, memoir, favourite, 1970s, biografien, horror, klassiker, drug, dramen, education, fiktion, jugend, epistolary
Read in January, 2009, read count: 3

Though this wasn't Alice's diary... it showed people in a simplistic way that this sort of thing can happen; usually doesn't however, but nevertheless these situations can happen and having heard first hand accounts of these sort of situations really can happening when people are spiraling down to rock bottom from drug addiction. It had opened my eyes as a young teenager to the possibilities of what can happen when someone is using hard drugs. I have also heard of people using hard drugs for a short period of their life and haven't had anything close happen to them then what had happened to the character Alice. I have not read this as an adult... so, my opinion of this book might change some, but as it holds now I believe this is a great book for young readers.
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Claire S Yes, it had a big effect on me. As an adult, reading that it was written by a grown-up exactly to have the sort of scare-effect it had on me left me with mixed feelings. But, as time passes, I guess I basically feel like it's fine. My life would have been much much worse if I had tried to escape my family-life with drugs.. the details of *how much* worse, I'll never know. But I'm glad, when all's said and done, that this scared me into sober misery (relatively sober, anyway) and at-home misery rather than out-on-the-streets misery.


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