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Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice
Author: Anonymous
First published in 1971, GO ASK ALICE was presented as the diary of a real teenaged girl whose descent into drug addition ushered her into a dark world of debauchery, abuse, and prostitution that eventually led to her death. Riding on the coattails of the 1960s, this provocative recipe of peer pressure, sexual experimentation, and crazed drug us...  more
ISBN-13: 9780689817854
ISBN-10: 0689817851
Publication Date: 3/1/1998
Pages: 192
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I read this book probably 10 times as a teenager, and was fascinated by the deviant behavior of the protagonist. It would be interesting to read it again as an adult. Here's a link about the book being an urban legend, rather than an actual diary: http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.asp
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Originally published in 1971, this book has sold millions of copies. Most editions say on the front cover "A real diary."

From the back of my copy:
"You can't ask Alice anything anymore. But you can do something -- read her diary. Strong, painfully honest, nakedly candid. The actual story of a desperate girl on drugs and on the run who almost made it.
'An extraordinary work... A document of horrifying reality.' The New York Times"

Actually, it's a fake, written by Beatrice Sparks. Read more at Snopes.

Trivia: In the 1973 made-for-TV version, William Shatner starred as the doomed girl's father.
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excellent true-life journal of adolescence gone down the wrong trails, a bit dated [late 60s/early70s] but not too much even for todays kids...if you want a scary but heartning anti-drug example, this is reality

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This book was great, it's good for children who are getting exposed to drugs.
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Every teenager should read this book. And every parent of a teenager should read this book. Then they should talk about it.
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Timeless classic. It gives a view from a teenager as she heads into a life of drugs and sex.


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