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?