She is from a high middle class family. This is for those people: 1. I try to respect you. However, sometimes misery is a way for people to connect and to form friendships and bonds. Anon finds her diary to be her only friend and confides in it for almost 2 years. And boy does it make acid trips sound like fun! Producing reliable fact-checking and thorough investigative reporting requires significant resources.
Some of my co-workers were discussing this book at lunch one day, and I remembered being super curious about it when I was younger, but for some reason never got around to it. There is still a huge drug problem in the world right now especially in the younger generation. Richard Nixon was in office and his scandal was to influence politics for years to come. Some say it was written by a psychologist about one of her patients, but greatly exaggerated. New York: Simon Pulse, 2006. You may ask why, but there are people out there who are afraid to speak up. It's written in first person in traditional diary form.
It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. I pretty much thought this was what ha When I was a child I used to slip into my mother's paperbacks late at night when no one was looking. Basically whether you believe this is fiction or not that should not matter. They could be the antagonist, but they are trying to get you on their side. For readers looking for similar books with a less preachy feel, try these: Crank - Ellen Hopkins Glass - Ellen Hopkins Smack - Melvin Burgess St. In ''Smack,'' Burgess uses a closely related device to keep Tar, the Dickensian runaway, and his girlfriend, Gemma, in our good graces.
I tried so hard to get through it, I kept thinking surely it must get better. Personally, the library and wasn't doing anything wrong with giving your daughter the story, she's the one I picked it out. Although the book is fictional, the heroine faces real problems as she falters, regresses, and constantly struggles against her problems. If you are going to read her books read these but dont start collecting all the sparks edited diaries. Definitely recommend, at a decent age of course. Girls of that age do not write the way the journal entries of Go Ask Alice are penned — both in terms of structure and content, it fails the adolescent test. The girl in this book suffers from low self-esteem.
How can one write for young people about horrible things? I am wondering how, when our diarist heroine was in the gutter and writing her diary entries on paper bags and such, she managed to maintain the clarity of mind to actually stow away these inconvenient pages to get them pasted back into the diary. Do you think about your ability to exercise the right to vote. Read more than a quarter-century later, the Vietnam-era themes seem quaint, and they are laughably written. I'd like to know when I'm about to be cheated out of my opinion. There's a certain seven-letter compound word that I learned from the book---only back then it was two words. If I'd known this beforehand, I probably would not have felt so invested in the book. Overall, this book is a worthwhile read for parents with coming-of-age teenagers who hopefully haven't been exposed to drugs.
It's a fast read and easy to understand, which is another reason why it's good for teens. Overall I would say that it was the companion book to 'Go Ask Alice', but I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone right off the bat. We don't know the troubled teenage girls name but we follow her rapid descent into her life as an addict. . The place takes in a dark spot in her life which is high school and thats how she ends up in drugs.
Go Ask Alice by Published by Publication Date January 1, 2006 Genres: Source: A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. If there is one thing that always upsets me in fiction, it is any tragedy involving the elderly; this has always bothered me. While some of the scenes and language may feel dated, the book still carries tremendous emotional power and feels authentic. Was it an accidental overdose? If this is on some level a real diary once again, extremely unlikely the advertisement and sale of it as a lurid, trashy cautionary tale is a disturbing thought. I wish this had been a community read at my high school when I attended because it would have spread awareness about addiction around my community and started conversations about treatment and care.
Was the murder itself quick or was it revolting and brutal. The scene that by far shocked me the most was when Dana discovered that Alice had committed suicide. I finished it in four hours just so I could finish reading it. I am shocked to see so many negative reviews. The writing felt awkward like an adult's idea of what a teenager would say, and not surprisingly as it turns out the author made it up so it is fictious but supposedly based on her experiences working with young adults.
I cannot tell you how much I hate the hypocrisy of missionary efforts like this one. I wish that would have been more clear. It's terribly written, but literary quality doesn't even seem relevant here. Dear Diary, I feel awfully bitched and pissed off at everybody. She speaks only of her two daughters who she cares deeply for. Alice Walker wrote about how creative and artistic our mothers and grandmother were in the 1920s in her essay 'In Search Of Our Mother 's Garden ' Alice Walker grew up in the 1960s in south Georgia where her mother worked as a maid to help support the. Beware the narrator with a hidden agenda! Even as a 12-year-old, however, it was obvious to me that every si This book is crap on its own.
But she's not strong willed enough, and quickly things begin to spiral. Go Ask Alice is a cautionary tale, sure. Sparks totally made it all up. Jay was sent to reform school and was miserable. It'll be a great mystery for some literary detective to solve should the original manuscript---supposedly sequestered in the publisher's vault---ever surface. Mentally, she behaves respectfully while talking with this character with familiar warmth and friendliness through the time they know of each other.