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Knew I was reading it And I tell them yes my mother knew before I was even finished with the first entry I had have a tendency to talk openly with my mother especially upon the topic of books When she saw that I was reading it she Ur Barndomens Vrld looked at me a moment then said something along theines of Rachel if you weren t such a mature readerperson I would tell you not to read that book And so I read it and felt deeply moved But what does this have to do with GO ASK ALICE Everything Though I suggest that Everyone read this book I do agree with my mother that for certain reasons the reader must be mature enough to digest this true story of a girl and not mock it or pull its Japanese Porn Star Momotaro Vol2 lines to pieces with sayings such asike this would happen or whatever They must Wool Pets Making 20 Figures With Wool Roving And A Barbed Needle look within the depths of this girl s words and try to understand what she was feeling as she wrote them Through drugs befriending a BP rape and horrible circumstances that make you see things differently this girl pours out her soul to her diary and eventually to the world In conclusion I feel that I should make it known that it is not most important to reflect soaly sp upon the book in any review but the impact that it has upon the individual A year after having first read GO ASK ALICE I was stunned to find that somebody perhaps the schoolibrary had white outed many of the words either curse words or one s not deemed fit for the student to read And I couldn t help but wonder if they are going to alter the story in such a fashion why not just pull the books off the shelf intirely because with things censored out what use is the book then without its full impact and meaning This was written by Nancy Reagan as propaganda for her Just Say NO anti drugs campaign It contains every single cliche about how making friends with anyone whose social Unbored Games Serious Fun For Everyone life doesn t involve Christian youth clubs will inevitablyead 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 Drugs The Rough Guide To The Philippines Rough Guide To lead to getting in with a bad crowd having sex stealing dealing prostitution homelessness and insanity Only the pastor can save her But no once she is persuaded to go home those good old non drug taking Christian hometown folks are visiting the sins of the daughter on the parents with social isolation and threats so eventually they move to a new town A new beginning nah we all know you can t escape drugs when you start on the slippery slope of that first puff and it will end badlyAn overdose death Inevitably predictably You d think that the book would be much praised by the sort of ultra conservative parents who actually believe in this kind of crap but no every year it makes theist of the most challenged books So Nancy Reagan didn t succeed with this particular element of her campaignI Warren Buffet Warren Buffett Greatest Life Lessons lied it wasn t written by Nancy Reagan It was written by the author Beatrice Sparks whoived in Utah clue and worked in the State Mental hospital She also wrote another true diary Jay s Journal about how getting involved in the occult
led to suicide another one on a kid s ife on the streets one about a single pregnant teenage girl to suicide another one on a kid s ife on the streets one about a single pregnant teenage girl supposedly based on real diaries There might even have been I was going to shelve this book on my Crap Authors or Unreadable Books shelves but actually in a kind of train wreck way it was rather enjoyable It s also worth seeing the film if you can it s so B movie that it s great fun I was stoned when I watched it I think #That Added Considerably To My #added considerably to my This infuriating book is the most repugnant piece of reactionary propaganda that I ve ever had the misfortune to read Go Ask Alice is unnecessary proof that sex and drug stories are the best money makers it helps when they also support a staunchly conservative traditionalist agenda The whole book is a fetid Das Sdsee Virus Ko Thriller lie and a poorly executed one at thatOK now that I ve calmed down aittle bit Cartilha De Segurana Para Internet let s actually discuss this real diary If there ever was a real diary which seems hardlyikely it was probably very mild compared to this oversexed and overwritten garbage What seems most Kukulu Kumuhana Das Wunder Der Segnung likely is that Beatrice Sparks set out to write a book that would prove that smoking a joint or two having sex without marriage and gasp not praying all the time wouldead to a tragic decline and fall eventually James Madison S Debates In The Federal Convention Of 1787 Annotated leading to a premature death Now to be fair to Sparks I m sure that thisiterary hoax was on some Unbored Adventure Serious Fun For Everyone level a serious effort to help kids avoid the pitfalls of drugs etc but the author goes about it a way that is misguided at best and ethically indefensible If this is on someevel a real diary once again extremely unlikely the advertisement and sale of it as a Betting On Fate lurid trashy cautionary tale is a disturbing thought But the fact that it is aie disguised as the truth is simply disgusting It is a blatant slap in the face to all families who have suffered real drug related Mechanistic Nonmechanistic Science An Investigation Into The Nature Of Consciousness Form losses It s the commercialization of tragedyNext there is the writing style and storyline remember this is fiction to consider The book does tug at the heartstrings but only in a way most abusive to the reader If there is one thing that always upsets me in fiction it is any tragedy involving the elderly this has always bothered me Naturally Sparks kills off both of the narrator s grandparents in the most tragic ways the story allows She exploits the reader s archetypalove of grandparents for cheap heartache is it any wonder that this was made into a TV movie of the week If there was any clue to this book s How To Make Friends As An Introvert Discover Introvert Friendly Ways To Meet New People Improve Your Social Skills And Make New Friends lack of authenticity it s the glaringly obvious fact that the grandparents will die before book s end something a child could see coming The reader is supposed to accept that a girl who can t figure out how a doctor can tell if a girl is a virgin would a relatively short timeater be using Selby The Lobster language out of a Henry Miller novel The attempts to soundike an innocent girl and a jaded junkie are hackneyed and incompetent The progression is totally unrealistic but is still clearly the progres. School Someday she'd even ike to get married and raise a family of her own Then she is invited to a party a special party where the drinks are spiked with LSD and Alice is never the same again. .
Sion of a novel not a real diary I have to hand it to Sparks she really throws in everything including some outrageous barely concealed homophobia of course the drug dealers are gay and drugs make the narrator want to be a esbian and similar such things And unsurprisingly it must be pointed out at the end that the publication of this real diary is a commemoration of the thousands of drug deaths that year I think that if parents chose to sit down with their kids and talked about drugs without stigmatization instead of People Of Esarn letting them read this crap it would be a small but much intelligent and certainly tasteful tribute to the dead and a step towards a educated futureGo Ask Alice was an important book for me I can honestly say I ve never run to the computer so fast to type out a review good or bad before I do understand truly why booksike Alice exist Parents fear for the welfare of their children and want to have preventative measures while kids Grandmothers Pearls love stories packed with drugs and sex I just wish there was a way to educate young and old without having to read a ridiculous exploitative forgeryike Go Ask Alice I was never forced to read this when I was younger so I thought that I d pick it up and read it now for a Wake laugh being as there are days when there is just too much blood in my drug stream7pm 12 Nov 2007Well I m about 12 page into this book and I already hate Alice uite aot actually I hope that as I read further Alice s drug induced diary entries mark an improvement upon her character1pm 16 Nov 2007Finished the book 3 days ago and just finally stopped El Tesoro De Salomn laughing so that I can be able to write this reviewIf this book was meant to make me want to do some drugs then bully for Ms Anonymous because it worked I didn t do extra drugs but it made me want toSome of my favourite excerptsIn San Francisco we won t know single soul that uses it and it will be easy to stay off Uh yeah because no one in SF does drugs rightI don t want to die I m afraid Isn t that ghastly and ironic I m afraid toive and afraid to die just My Journey On Her Way like the old Negro spiritual I wonder what their hang up was Yes Ms Anonymous me too I mean what s with those Negroes anyway Always singing mournful spirituals It sike they ve had a hard Remove Negative Thinking How To Instantly Harness Mindfulness And The Power Of Positive Thinking The Girlbizmind Series Book 1 life or something pshI dike to say this book was horrible but it did indeed make me augh audibly uite a few times so for that it should be read preferably while one is on some mind altering substances This book is crap on its own But those of you old enough to remember the atter portion of the 70s might remember that Beatrice Sparks the editor of Go Ask Alice also edited a bunch of other alarmist books aimed at teens all supposedly taken from teenagers diaries One was called Jay s Journal and was purportedly about a teen who gets involved with Satanism and eventually commits suicide to escape the horror of it allEven as a 12 year old however it was obvious to me that every single one of these books was written by the same person Ms Sparks presumably It s not as though you had to perform a sophisticated rhetorical analysis to see that the authors were the same there were all these stupid Ebola Natural Remedies Government Conspiracies little tics in the writing common to all the books The one I happen to remember is that the author would repeat things three times and then put an exclamation point after them as in This evening was great great great I suppose it was her attempt to imitate unbridled teenage exuberance or something Anyway apart from the fact that this book is a fraud it s also stupid Don t botherI will say that after reading the scene where our heroine drinks a Coke that someone hasaced with LSD whereupon she immediately starts on the road to JUNKIEDOM and DEATH I was terrified to drink anything at a party It s hard for me to write this review because I don t really know where to beginBasically whether you believe this is fiction or not that should not matter If you believe this story is too far fetched to be true then I must say that you are absolutely wrong because my recovering drug addicted sister is Alice I am the innocent Alex and our family is the one that will always Les Monades Urbaines love her and always take her back Storiesike this absolutely exist in real My Crazy Terrible Life life My sister even started using at the same age as Alice so stuffike this does happen even to good peopleThis book should not be Sweet Christmas Love looked at as anti drug propaganda but rather as a story of a true drug addict This book illustrates addiction perfectly for the addict and for his or her familyAot of the content is hard to stomach with the graphic imagery and Metropolis On The Styx The Underworlds Of Modern Urban Culture 1800 2001 language but if you know an addict or have one in your family it is definitely what you can expect from people who revolve theirife around drugsThe #Only Reason I Didn T #reason I didn t this book 5 stars is
BECAUSE I LIKE LIGHTER BOOKS SO I Titanic likeighter books so better than the dark ones Nonetheless this book is very good if you choose to not be so shut off from the reality of this story i read this in high school and went oh my godi m never doing acid and then went how can anyone pretend this is a real diary and then ate Tossed And Tumbled Toss Trilogy Book 3 lsdaced peanuts Il Cavaliere Senza Nome locked myself in a closet pulled out all of my hair and woke up three weeksater in a hospital bedwhat happened crap crap crapthis book is crap
"plotline1 i m a good girl2 i m going to a partywith boyshaha3 i l have "i m a good girl2 i m going to a partywith boyshaha3 i l have beer4 i might as well try a joint5 cocaine is awesome what a fun fun double fun night6 Pure Reason Poems lsd san francisco rapesd i m hungry7 mom dad take me back8 relapse9i m never doing drugs again10 the subject of this book died three weeks after her decision not to keep another diaryso yeah fake people don t turn into junkies an hour after their first beer american youth don t fall for this hoo haits funny how uptight people have gotten about this review its the only book that s managed multiple its for the betterment of our youth comments a i didn t miss the anti drug sentiments b is fearmongering the best way we can come up with to keep kids from becoming drug addicts that makes me sad insid. This tragic and extraordinary true ife story shows the devastating effect that drug abuse can have But the big difference between Alice and a ot of other kids on drugs is that Alice kept a dia.
Review Â PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Beatrice SparksBwaaah So disappointing Some of my co workers were discussing this book at Gary Shteyngart The Story Of Gary Shteyngart lunch one day and I remembered being super curious about it when I was younger but for some reason never got around to it Unfortunately for my enjoyment of the book I did some digging before reading it I see on Goodreads that the author is not credited as Anonymous as it still is on the cover of the book but Beatrice Sparks On the book Sparks isisted as the editor but a preface still states it is the real diary of a real teenager Now there are three possibilities here 1 Sparks has the most depressing job ever surrounding by teens facing fatal distasters but always keeping a diary about it 2 Sparks stalks especially My Rock 5 literate high risk children across the country 3 Sparks totally made it all up Go Ask Alice is one of about seven diaries of anonymous teenagers edited by Sparks with Jay s Journal even having the same cover but with a boy instead who also is apparently a Mormon youth counselor SO unsurprisingly there s a bit of an agenda going on with the plotines seeming a Turning East New Lives In India Twenty Westerners And Their Spiritual Quests little to hyperbolic and a pretty obvious anti hippiefreeove vibe throughout the book and a bizarre and troubling underlying theme of drug use causing homosexual desires and behavior which is The Man Next Door later regretted and seen as intensely shameful and dirty So if the events of the book are not true it robs it of the punch at the end of the book But maybe if it s written really well it would be redeeming Sadly no This is a book written by an adult I suppose trying to soundike a teenager Apparently teenagers use the phrasing I do I really truly do I want to I would really really want to a LOT as well as an excrutiating number of sacchrine adjectives and adverbs along the Il Meraviglioso Discorso Della Fanciulla Pura lines of Daddy is such aovely sweet caring Hvedekorn Nr 4 2014 lovelyovely Daddy UghSome reviews I ve read also attack the diarist as exceptionally weak self pitying and self absorbed with no willingness to change her circumstances I didn t have a problem with her characterization however since a kid would You Are A Magic Maker Post Coffee Pre Wine Book 1 likely have self esteem issues in order to be tempted into theifestyle that she had Also this is supposed to be a diary where someone would reveal their thoughts fears and flaws without really trying to defend themselves I can t imagine a diary that I wrote in middle school would be free of weakness or self absorptionI 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 But at east from my experience kids read this book and were freaked out in around 5th grade a while before they would even have an interest in drugs contrary to Go Ask Alice 10 year olds do not generally sell LSD to elementary school kids in upper middle class suburban neighborhoods Once kids got to the age where they would be tempted to use drugs the scariness of the book had faded and it was of a hey remember that crazy book we read when we were ittle The unrealistically exaggerated plot ines also probably distances kids from relating the diarist s essons to their own ivesI guess what I m getting at is the hoax in authorship robs the book of the punch delivered in the epilogue which is itself given away by reading the summary on the back of the book amateurs which would be the only poignantjarring aspect of the book The rest is simply drug scare tactics written poorly If you don t have authenticity "To Rely On You Need Something Else " rely on you need something else carry your book Alice Mm hm They told me to go ask you Ask me what Ah I guess should I do drugs Well how would I know I m just a made up girl in a piece of anti drugs propaganda that somehow became famous than it deserved Hey don t be ike that I meant if you actually had existed then what would you have saidThe rest of this review is available elsewhere the I Love You Grandpa location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons 35 StarsFirst published in 1971 Go Ask Alice is a controversial book involving teenage addiction It s written in first person in traditional diary form We don t know the troubled teenage girls name but we follow her rapid descent into herife as an addict Anonymous is a Marvel Super Heroes Gamebook 5 The Thing And The Fantasic Four In One Thing After Another lonely teenager who feelsike she will never The Metabolism Solution The New Way To Lose Weight live up to the expectations of her parents She struggles with self esteen issuesoneliness etc On top of that her family has now moved and she s having trouble making new friends But things go from bad to worse beginning the night she s at a party and someone spikes her drink with LSD She Una Fidanzata Per Pap likes the feeling the drugs give her and feelsike they take the edge off She doesn t feel so insecure and Athelas lonely when she s high It s notong before she s experimenting with and drugs and it starts affecting all areas of her The Semantic Turn life Herife uickly spins out of control I ve read uite a few really good books about addiction and this is one book that I will never forget I m not sure if it was my age at the time or some of the things happening around me or both but it really had an impact on me As it was written in the 70 s there will #of course be some dated refrences I didn t know until recently that the title of the book was taken from #course be some dated refrences I didn t know until recently that the title of the book was taken from Jefferson Airplane song White Rabbit It was also made into a movie in 1973 When I read it years ago I thought it was a true story However there
has been a ot of debate over how much of it if any is actually truebeen a ot of debate over how much of it if any is actually true s been under criticism for many reasons Some say it was written by a psychologist about one of her patients but greatly exaggerated Even if it s entirely fictional I still took something away from it We are all entitled to our opinions and I understand some may not Literature A World Of Writing Stories Poems Plays And Essays Books A La Carte Plus Myliteraturelab Access Card Package like it In my opinion if someoneearns something from it then I m happy they read it Yes times have changed and drugs themselves have changed But the one thing that hasn t changed is that addiction can still ruin Santa S Toy Shop Disney lives the way it always has I first read this book in sixth grade When I tell people this they usuallyook at me in an appalled fashion and ask if my parents. Alice could be anyone she could be someone you know or someone you ove and Alice is in trouble Being fifteen is hard but Alice seems fine She babysits the neighbour's kids She is doing well at.