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Go Ask Alice by Anonymous MAG

September 30, 2008
By Anonymous

“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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on May. 26 2011 at 4:32 pm
itlovedtohappen GOLD, Ocala, Florida
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I saw a girl reading this in my class, and she said it was really good, although I had no idea what it was about. I came across this review and decided to read it and now it's on my reading list. It sounds very good. Good job on the review, by the way, it was great!

on May. 19 2011 at 1:15 pm
Listen.to.me., Goshen, Massachusetts
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really, really good book. incredibly strong and full of feeling. I had to read it in the day time because otherwise I was sure to have nightmares. The worst part was how real it sounded and how real it is everywhere. So powerful, moving, sad, heartbreaking... holy wowza

on May. 5 2011 at 4:17 pm
JelloAngel92 PLATINUM, Dundalk, Other
27 articles 18 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
You've got to have ink in the pen!

this definately makes me wanna go read this....

LoveKills GOLD said...
on Apr. 27 2011 at 8:20 pm
LoveKills GOLD, Niantic, Connecticut
14 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
And people say we wear tight jeans and dye our hair. That doesnt mean we can't scream or make loud noise.

Very well writen and is good support. The book is anmazing and you did it juctice.

on Apr. 27 2011 at 8:26 am
JessicaR SILVER, HSV, Arkansas
9 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The past is the past so let it go. Every minuet that passes by goes into the future." - ME

"Did you know 'I told you so' has a brother, Jacob?" she asked cutting me off. "His name is 'Shut the hell up.'" - Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn

Ikr i cryed so much when i read it. i love the book.

on Apr. 27 2011 at 8:24 am
JessicaR SILVER, HSV, Arkansas
9 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The past is the past so let it go. Every minuet that passes by goes into the future." - ME

"Did you know 'I told you so' has a brother, Jacob?" she asked cutting me off. "His name is 'Shut the hell up.'" - Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn

Ive always wanted to read this book and I just got to read it about a week ago and it is so good. It really opened my eyes to the real world.

gleek26358 said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 4:14 pm
I really like this book! I cried when I read it. This book is a major eye opener.

on Apr. 7 2011 at 3:55 pm
far.from.you. GOLD, Bradenton, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
" She completly fell for him, but he didnt even stumble...</3" -unknown.

i am IN LOVE withh this book<3333333333333333333333333333333333333

on Apr. 5 2011 at 8:57 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
36 articles 10 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

I myself have read this book and I love it.And yr reveiw of it is amazing =)

meemliz said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 9:29 pm
When I first picked up this book, I was in the 6th grade and far too immature to appreciate or learn from the story. However, before freshman year, I read her story, cover to cover in a day. What makes the read so compelling isn't the stories of her parties, etc. It is the display of the ease with which one can slide down into a drug filled insanity. She was an average teen with good intentions and I could relate to that. I agree completely; this book should be required for all high schoolers.

lkk4209 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 14 2011 at 4:39 pm
lkk4209 BRONZE, Somewhere, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"April Fool's Day is for amateurs. You never need an excuse to mess with people's heads."

"I may be lying in the gutter, but I'm staring up at the stars, honey."

Very good review! But just one thing: Alice isn't the main character's name. The main character's name is never stated in the book.

on Mar. 14 2011 at 4:37 pm
rubyrainstorm SILVER, Closter, New Jersey
7 articles 0 photos 275 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
-Buddha.

This book review was very well written. I will definitely read this book because of you. I like your writing style, and encourage you to continue writing!

on Mar. 14 2011 at 11:10 am
This book seems very odd to me.But i feel bad for her

on Feb. 20 2011 at 1:37 pm
LilithLovely BRONZE, Lutz, Florida
3 articles 3 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather have three weeks of happy, then a lifetime of horrible."

I'm in 8th grade and i was reading this book in lunch at school. A teacher comes up to me and says,"That is a very mature book, you shouldnt be reading it." I got angry because I could read any thing I wanted and i related to this book a lot. I grew up around drugs and it was an eyeopener to me. Also i could talk to people about it, exspecialy my mom and sister. The book had been around sense she was my age, and we really bonded over it. What I saw in Alice is the very same thing I see in the people around me every day.

on Feb. 12 2011 at 4:55 pm
BungalowBillPhotography, Juno, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
egad

Yes, a lot of things lead to experimentation. but different people take it differently..  

on Feb. 12 2011 at 4:52 pm
BungalowBillPhotography, Juno, Alaska
0 articles 0 photos 144 comments

Favorite Quote:
egad

wow, very well written. I have no critique! I loved go ask alice, but I never got to finishing it because my library copy was stolen. I think I'll try to read it again. Thanks! Keep writing!

thickness said...
on Feb. 11 2011 at 10:58 am
wow thats sad

Howler GOLD said...
on Feb. 9 2011 at 11:33 pm
Howler GOLD, Cerritos, California
17 articles 5 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not abut the number of breaths you take but about the moments that take your breath away"

REALLY??!!! ARE U SERIOUS? I thought that this was totally true!

on Jan. 29 2011 at 12:51 pm
KristyLynn_TM SILVER, New City, New York
7 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Beware average women for they will have average love.

I agree with you. At that point I had a high curiosity and thought myself infallible so I quickly took to experimentation. (I'm totally clean now though.) But this book was definitely a catalyst in my discovery with drugs.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jan. 29 2011 at 11:50 am
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 339 comments

Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

This was such an amazing book; I'm glad someone finally wrote a review on it. Like The Diary of Anne Frank, this book brings the reader into the life of the writer. After I finished reading it, I just sat for a moment, appreciating all the opportunities I have.