Some of my co-workers were discussing this book at lunch one day, and I remembered being super curious about it when I was younger, but for some reason never got around to it. It might be useful for you to read the page to get more information about Go Ask Alice! Example: A drunk guy who rides a unicycle backwards into a crowded wedding tent while waving a can of gasoline in one hand and a flaming torch in another may not mean to kill anyone, but his behavior is so extremely reckless that he is as guilty as the gal who kills someone on purpose. This is for those people: 1. She wants to be pretty and slim. No, really… that's what she writes. I thought this was real? I didn't have a problem with her characterization, however, since a kid would likely have self-esteem issues in order to be tempted into the lifestyle that she had.
If you are interested in the story, but don't think you can hack the book,. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. This book is crap on its own. It contains every single cliche about how making friends with anyone whose social life doesn't involve Christian youth clubs will inevitably lead to the sort of parties where teenagers can drink beer and have a puff of a joint and it is downhill all the way from there. I suppose there was an underlying noble cause in wanting to scare kids off drugs motivating the creation of this book, so it has some sort of value.
Basically whether you believe this is fiction or not that should not matter. However, do not ask the following, or similar:. I know the allure of this book comes from the fact that it's a true story and someone's actual diary, well maybe they should have discarded the original and made one up because, true or not, this girl and her endless self-pity just made me sick. If this book was meant to make me want to do some drugs, then bully for Ms. Emily seemed self-motivated to engage in the exchange of ideas both inside and outside of the classroom. Many times throughout the novel, Alice pretty much does what she wants, when she wants no matter what.
I was preparing a lecture for Ashley about what is and is not appropriate for a child to read. Yes, times have changed and drugs themselves have changed. I've read quite a few really good books about addiction and this is one book that I will never forget. Beth leaves for summer camp and Alice goes to live with her grandparents. Both options I considered and both options I'm proud to say, I've never tried. She went on to become our slacker school's valedictorian.
Drugs make you gay, kids. I tried so hard to get through it, I kept thinking surely it must get better. And did I mention that drugs make you gay? This novel, in some very extreme case, could be plausible; but, all of the events that occurred to the main character seemed extremely outlandish and exaggerated. The voice is unrealistic, and in many ways reminds me of as the author assumes she knows what teenagers sound and thinks like. This is a rather dark and depressing play based on the controversial novel of the same name. I would give a lot of information on the author if that was possible, but the author is anonymous so I can not do so.
Had the introduction to her life was included, the movie would have been a lot more touching and influential. While the rest of her family adjusts to the new town, Alice feels like an outcast at school. It was also made into a movie in 1973. Maybe Squeaky Clean Jesus Powder. Many people think so as the book became widely popular with teenage readers after it was published in 1971. Though Go Ask Alice is a classic, it's not a good book.
Girls of that age do not write the way the journal entries of Go Ask Alice are penned — both in terms of structure and content, it fails the adolescent test. I am wondering how, when our diarist heroine was in the gutter and writing her diary entries on paper bags and such, she managed to maintain the clarity of mind to actually stow away these inconvenient pages to get them pasted back into the diary. No 16 year old girl says that. After completing some training, you may be able to work at such a helpline. However, when journalist Aileen Pace Nilsen interviewed Sparks for School Library Journal in 1979, she was unable to find any confirmation of where or when Sparks earned her doctorate.
So I'm glad they did it to me, because now I can feel free and honest and virtuous about not having made the decision myself. It's terribly written, but literary quality doesn't even seem relevant here. She's desperate and slowly going insane. Unfortunately for my enjoyment of the book, I did some digging before reading it. The previous quote was taken from the book Go Ask Alice.
It was such a great starting point for a tough talk. I found it a real boring drag, even though it's only a novella. Teško je ostati ravnodušan na riječi mladog bića koje se utapa u zlu i ne vidi mu izlaza. Dear Diary, I feel awfully bitched and pissed off at everybody. After some research before writing this review, I'm still not 100% sure if this is a true story or if it's based on true events. Acid trips that lead directly to mental institutions? For god's sake don't read it as a piece of anti-drug propaganda. She tries to stop: I don't know why I shouldn't use drugs, because they're wild and they're beautiful and they're wonderful, but I know I shouldn't, and I won't! Next, there is the writing style and storyline remember, this is fiction to consider.
It sounded very romantic during the gray days of Nixon. My daughter read this book. A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. She doesn't know to whom she can talk about drugs. The whole book is a fetid lie, and a poorly executed one at that.