Go Ask Alice by Anonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

September 30, 2008
“This will be a good trip. Come on, relax, enjoy it.” This is how it started. Alice, once a shy, innocent girl, is sucked into the heartless world of drugs because of her need to be accepted. She did not plan for this to happen; she didn’t even know it was happening, but the people who drugged her drink unknowingly began the whirlpool that would soon trap Alice. The first culprit? A soda, laced with LSD.

Alice is a 15-year-old with long straight hair and a passion for the beauty of life. After that fateful day, however, her mood – whether wild, funny, happy, loving, depressed, or lonely – depends on drugs. Though drugs, or lack thereof, change Alice’s way of thinking, all she really wants is to be happy and loved; isn’t that what we all want?

After Alice is secretly drugged at a party, she awakens to the exciting adventure that life seems to have become. She starts experimenting with other hard drugs and begins to lose her sanity and grip on reality. Even after deciding to quit the drug scene, it seems as if the curse (which started as a game) will always be present in her life and ultimately cause her death.

I would recommend this book to teens and adults. I think it should be required reading in high schools. Since this is about a teen struggling with addiction and the social pressures of the drug world, it is a real eye-opener to anyone who is already struggling and for those who may be confronted with the option to use.

This book is extremely intense and opens the reader’s mind to the devastating effects of drugs. The main character describes her “trips” in such vivid and realistic detail that her story comes alive.

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jessiiThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 16 at 7:03 pm
your review was beautifully written and I really want to read the book now
alittlebitannoyed said...
May 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm
Let me start off; I read this book in a sitting, glued to it. Initially, it's a good read. The author is compelling, in ways I relate to. She's insecure, easily hurt. Even in her family, she feels inadequate. I mean there's a couple of things that bothered me, but I didn't dwell on them. Mostly the narrator's use of the word "homo", in describing certain characters. The characters weren't good at all, but the homophobia is still there. You can chalk it up... (more »)
hannahsizemore said...
Sept. 4, 2015 at 10:12 am
i am so wanting to read this boook
rheame said...
Aug. 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm
your review has made me eager to read the novel!!
rod1230 said...
Jun. 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm
Excellent story. Its nice to hear, the concern and thoughtfulness this person had for her friend. I hope this article brings more awareness about teens and depression.
Beyonce Knowles said...
May 25, 2015 at 1:37 pm
good book, but I would revise this article because if you notice the book is published with the author anonymous, therefore the main character is anonymous. Also if you remember in the book there is a character briefly in there named Alice, but the main character talked to her and met her somewhere, but again Alice was not the main character. Also the fact that the title was based on Alice in Wonderland and her 'experiences with drugs in wonderland'. Bottom line is the main character does not re... (more »)
JokerSpears said...
May 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm
This is one of my all time favorite books! I have to admit that I cried at the end. This is probably the only book I've ever cried during and that's saying something since I've read The Fault in Our Stars. This book opens my eyes to the things that no one thinks of like lacing our party cups with LSD. Which little do we know will send us down a terrible road in the future. I love this book and would also recommend it to others who like Ellen Hopkins and books like 'Cut' or 'Skinny'.
genniesis said...
Nov. 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm
I remember this book laying on my cousin's bed when I was in the 7th grade, 12 at the time. I remember thinking I want to read that book, mainly because I had an obession with reading anything in site. My cousin lent me the book and I started reading it, immediately I was shocked by the painful words of alice. The formatting of this book is written in journal or diary format, which really captures her day to day struggles with her drug problem. The crazy thing is she got her coke laced with ... (more »)
kerrdayy_96 said...
Mar. 12, 2014 at 11:57 am
This book has made me understand that I am not the only teenager that has had struggles with drugs. This book taught me that drugs are useless. I love this book so much. Everyone from 8th to 12th grade should read this book. It had an emotional and mental impact on me. I didnt put it down since I started reading it. I could read it over and over and I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves reading diary entries. Any girl that is struggling with themself deep down, or thinks they have to i... (more »)
JesusandHisLawyers said...
Mar. 6, 2014 at 12:23 am
This book is, at the very best, a Nancy Grace-esque horror flick, complete with parental warnings and foreboding stories of drugs and teens and self-esteem (oh my!). The book takes overly moralistic, in the sense that the writer forces her moral/ethical views on her readers, view of the world. This even goes so far as to partially place the blame on our portagonists submersion into drugs on her gay boyfriend. Classy! This book is NOT well-written, well-paced, or well-developed. This book i... (more »)
ercousins said...
Dec. 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm
my mom told me to read this so i did. i thought i wouldnt like it but i loved it. it was an emotional and helping book for me. i wish every teen could read it.
Benhoward said...
Oct. 3, 2013 at 3:37 pm
I very much agree with what you wrote in this article, this is information that I had been looking for, thank you because you are willing to share with us.
Cheycakes said...
Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:51 am
I can proudly say I have read this book 6 times. I never fail to relate to Alice, or to feel her emotions strongly. I highly recommed this book to any girl who is struggling with any type of battle. Alice is in someways someone you can relate to (in my opinion, anyways.)
nellie replied...
Sept. 22, 2015 at 11:05 pm
This is so inspirational I love this story it shares everthing that I had ever dream about
sweetperfection said...
May 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm
AOSIEUFHERJGFERUIJSDGASEUIOGJDKAL i love this book, i cant even explain, it was a real eye opener for things i didnt realise before.
Francescatownsend said...
Dec. 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm
For some reason my english teacher recommend this book to me in 7th grade, I am in 11th grade now and evidently it has been embedded in my mind. This book is a real eye opener, when I was reading it, it was almost as though I was living vicariously through her. Certainly, a life that I wish to not pursue. I recommend this book that wants an interesting read.
Itslieshaduhh replied...
Nov. 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm
My 7th grade english teacher also suggested this book t me.
MMB491 said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 5:17 pm
I would agree that this is an outstanding book. In fact, I believe it is one of the best young adult novels I have ever read. There is much speculation over whether the diaries are fictional or true; however, I didn't feel that affected how I felt after reading it. The accounts in this diary seem so real and well written. Many would argue that a fifteen year old girl couldn't muster such talented compositions. On the contrary, the late 60's early 70's were a very different time. ... (more »)
farenbalanst said...
Aug. 10, 2012 at 2:49 am
This book is quite the tale; a quick net search reveals some interesting points but regardless of  veracity it IS very entertaining! It's a  A real latter-day parable of a precious life cut short by demon pills powders and potions. Even though it is set in the early 1970s when LSD was demon #1, replace LSD with Oxy or X and you have a modern horror tale. I recommend to anyone with too much curioisty for their own good.
FelixThePygmyPuff said...
Jul. 22, 2012 at 9:15 am
I read this book when I was about 14 and it was a real eye opener. It wasn't the first book that I read that delt with drug abuse but this one took it to a whole new level. I personally, would recommend this book to all young adults, especially in this society today. Drugs are not something to be taken lightly.
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