Go Ask Alice Paperback – 5 Dec 1991
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"A book that all teenagers and parents of teenagers should really read" (Boston Globe)
"An extraordinary work- a document of horrifying reality" (The New York Times Book Review)
"It shows the awful pressures which plague even the 15-year-old who needs all her energies to cope with growing; the isolation of one who wanders off the track and, alone, finds it impossible to fight her way back" (Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The harrowing true story of a teenager's descent into the seductive world of drugs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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It is important for kids and adults alike to have good information on drugs (and the misery that often go with them) but if you're looking for a realistic book, this ain't it.
Issues concerning drugs and drug addiction need to be discussed openly and honestly. For someone who is clearly trying to establish that drug taking inevitably leads to immoral behaviour and a complete undermining of an individuals ethical foundations, it seems somewhat hypocritical to employ this kind of deceit to further her ends. I regret buying this book because: a) it's awful, b) I hate the thought of any of my money going into the hands of the person who wrote it.
which explained a lot. Go and read what it says then make up your own mind. Go Ask Alice - truly a great work of fiction.
Having read the book, I have strong doubts about the authenticity of these diaries. They just don't ring true - they feel more like an adult writing in a style he/she considers a 15 year old girl would write in. The grammar is simply too good (in my opinion) for a 15 year old to have written ... and when was the last time you heard a 15 year old use words like 'echelon' and 'antagonistic'.
It's an enjoyable enough read; but the book's main selling point is its claim to be true, and I found this very hard to believe
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great, thought-provoking book. I had to stop myself reading it all in one day.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was alright. An enjoyable read but there are probably far better books about teenage addiction out there.Published 26 days ago by Ella Reynolds
As a parent of teenagers this was quite hard to read. Having said that really enjoyed it. It was very sad though to see how a teenager can easily get involved with drug abuse.Published 2 months ago by Jengall
this book was very good and at time hard to read. it gives a true insight into what life is like for a teenager.Published 2 months ago by Sarah gannon
Great book, makes for an insightful read, recommended to anybodyPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this book many years ago & lost my copy, so enjoying it again. Alice keeps a diary of her problems with drugs, family bereavement & feelings trying to fit into a new school. Read morePublished 4 months ago by suzyq
I read this many years ago as a young teenager, and I'm sure I still have my paperback copy of this book boxed up somewhere. Read morePublished 7 months ago by P. Mortimer
I read the entire book despite not liking it
Enjoyed 'Letting Ana Go' by the same author a lot more than this one. Read more
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