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Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
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Oct 26, 07

bookshelves: back-in-the-day, abuse-recovery
Read in January, 1989

I read this on a weekend church retreat with kids from the youth group I was not a part of or familiar with but forced to join by my parents. I was shy and awkward and those little fuckers kept giving me a hard time about the title of what I was reading. It was such a horrible two days that I still recall the entire experience pretty vividly. I loved this book and, despite the ridicule I put up with, I was grateful for an escape. Go Ask Alice totally scared the shit out of me though and I vowed to myself that I would never ever experiment with drugs. I also vowed to never go back to church. I kept true to only one of those vows. I wonder if this book was actually a girl's diary or just some war-on-drugs propaganda?
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message 1: by nancy (new)

nancy ahhh vows. In the past I have vowed never to wear elastic waistbands, not eat gravy, quit shopping, stop gossiping, abandon enjoying others misfortune, my lord the list could be mile long...
Anyway at least we both were smart enough to forget about vowing to walk down the aisle dragging our virginity along or, even more difficult, to quite saying fuck.

Jessica This is a great review.

Annalyn Nice review. Books are always a good way to retreat from people. This book is a good one though.

Steve Duong How much did they pay you to say this?

Anne-Marie Steve wrote: "How much did they pay you to say this?" Who is "they" and what is "this"?

message 6: by Kerry (new)

Kerry So wait, did you do drugs or go back to church?

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