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#72: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

Alice
COULD BE ANYONE.
Alice
COULD BE SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
Alice
USES DRUGS.
 
With over a million copies in print, Go Ask Alice has become a classic of our time. This powerful real-life diary of a teenager's struggle with the seductive -- often fatal -- world of drugs and addiction tells the truth about drugs in strong and authentic voice. Tough and uncompromising, honest and disturbing -- and even more poignant today -- Go Ask Alice is page-turning and provocative reading.

  • Kindle: 444 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0689817851
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (July 13, 1999)
  • ASIN: B000FC0PA8

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REVIEW:
Raw.
So real that you want to jump into the story and help her. 
I connect with her on so many levels with my history of addiction. I was older than her though, she was only 15, but a lot of the emotions and general events are similar.
There is no happy ending.
This is not some mediocre story about a young, addicted girl. This is someone's life. Real life. It's so gritty that you devour the pages. 
About that; the pages. This book is her diary. You really violate her privacy, but if people don't read it, they never get the point. Even she wrote, then it would all be for nothing.
A brilliant book, but for reasons that only someone who's been touched by addiction would understand. People who have not lived that life, or known someone close to them who has, probably will turn a nose at it. Ignorance is bliss, after all. So not everyone will appreciate this book, but I sure as hell do.

5/5


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  1. Would you believe it was a reading choice for one of my daughter's high school classes back about 15 yrs ago? I started reading it, but she took it and that was the last I saw of it.

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  2. I've read this book twice, and actually mentioned it in a post last week, and I'd love to read it again. It's one of those books that has stuck with me for about 15 years.

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  3. haven't heard of this before

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  4. This is one of the long time classics that I've never read. Very appropriate leading into banned books week!

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  5. Well, that makes me want to add it for sure if it is not already on my TBR list! Great review, Freda.

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