Go Ask Alice A Real Diary PB N

Go Ask Alice A Real Diary PB N

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 214 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 175mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1416914633
  • ISBN 13: 9781416914631
  • Edition: 6000
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 5,194

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A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. "January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs...." It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. "Read her diary. Enter her world. You will never forget her." 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. As powerful -- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.

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By Jennifer 30 Aug 2010 5

Most of us know by now that this is not a "true" diary, but a fiction. Nevertheless, it's highly entertaining as a cautionary tale of drugs and a teenage descent into hell. It reminds me a lot of the German film, CHRISTIANE F. -- another story of a downward spiral into oblivion due to drugs. In many ways, it also reminds me of a 1970s' "movie of the week" -- and in fact a movie does exist of this (and it even features William Shatner); though I haven't seen it. This is a terr ...more Most of us know by now that this is not a "true" diary, but a fiction. Nevertheless, it's highly entertaining as a cautionary tale of drugs and a teenage descent into hell. It reminds me a lot of the German film, CHRISTIANE F. -- another story of a downward spiral into oblivion due to drugs. In many ways, it also reminds me of a 1970s' "movie of the week" -- and in fact a movie does exist of this (and it even features William Shatner); though I haven't seen it. This is a terrific book for those with a morbid curiosity (like myself) about drug addiction and runaways. It's a dark entertainment and a dark fantasy that poses the question: What if? (What if I allowed myself to go there?) It's like a death wish in many ways. But I do recommend it -- I kept wanting to see how far it would go -- and if it would end tragically. Some have found the writing to be less than spectacular, but I don't care: I was fine with it. For a so-called "young adult" book, it's edgy. It's also a period piece in many ways. A peek into the drug culture during the late hippy days (not to sound disparaging). It has that hippy culture-gone-bad vibe. Recommended (for unconventional readers). Also recommend -- favorite recent book: PERMANENT OBSCURITY by Richard Perez

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"School Library Journal" This novel in diary form powerfully depicts the confusions of adolescence. Its impact cannot be denied.