Go Ask Alice
Between the drugs, boys, parties and insane asylums the story of this anonymous girl will leave a lasting impression of what life as a teenager in the 70s was like.
I enjoyed this book very much. Go Ask Alice really surprised me with how popular the use of LSD was in the 70's, especially to young people. The fact that the main character was around my age made the situations she was in more realistic for me. The story was emotional and kept me on my toes. The reader never knew if the main character really gave up her addiction for good, or if she just had a brief moment of clarity. While reading, I felt emotionally invested in the struggles she was enduring. This is a very emotional story of a young girl who I felt had good intentions but just got caught up in the wrong crowd. I would recommend this book to any girl between the ages of 15 and 18. The story really put into perspective the struggles and temptations girls in the 70's might have faced, along with the truth about drug addiction. I was surprised by the actions of the main character in her desperate search for drugs or her "next high." This book is not challenging to read and keeps the reader interested throughout the entire story.
The main protagonist's name is never mentioned in the story. She was a 15 year old growing up in the 70's who developed a drug addiction.
Chris is the girl that "Anonymous" meets and quickly becomes friends with. Chris and "Anonymous" use drugs frequently and eventually end up running way to San Francisco together.
Joel is the boy who goes to school at the college "Anonymous's" father works at. As someone who has lost a parent, Joel comforts "Anonymous" when her grandmother dies. He teaches "Anonymous" that love isn't a bad thing, despite all of her past experiences with boys. Joel is a dedicated student that her whole family loves.
This is my favorite passage because it really explains the main characters point of view. The main character did not want to comform to her peer in the beginning. She wanted to be her own person instead of being like someone else, which I believe was the main idea throughout the whole story. In the story her point of view changed, and I t was because of "fitting in" that the main character ended up ruining her life with drugs.
White Rabbit By Jefferson Airplane
And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice, when she's 10 feet tall."
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