Sunday, November 28, 2010

Go Ask Alice

So I'm almost 99.9% sure I had read this book in like 4th grade lol but I don't think I really understood it too well. I was at a garage sale and it was a quarter and felt the need to bring it home with me. Apparently this book is a real diary. There is no author it under "Anonymous" and no where in the book do they use the name Alice except when the girl says she feels like Alice in Wonderland and there is another girl named Alice mentioned once. This book came out in the 1970's and there has been so much controversy since then. Some city and states have banned the book from being sold, people feel that it's not 100% true. An editor came fourth and claimed she added/deleted a few etc. ANYWAY.....
This is about a 15 year old girl who starts off having typical teenage issues...boys, parents, friends, school. Well when she goes to spend a summer at her grandmothers house she gets introduced to drugs. She seems pretty honest in the story very naive and innocent. Very how would you say? Teenage lol. Some parts are to swallow she runs away more than once gets mixed up with the wrong people, but you can see that she really wants to be a good girl. Well anyway the part that gave me chills was actually the epilogue. I would recommend this for a quick read. Less than 200 pages took me a day and a half. I guess it would have been more impacting if I had read it when I was in High School. Now at 24 I've read and dealt with first hand and my own clients with much more ummm worse situations? I give it 3.5 stars but like I said it worth the read if you have a few hours to kill or if your in High School you might know someone just like Alice. Has anybody else read this? Planning on it?

1 comment:

  1. I remember reading this once or twice when I was really young. As you said, I'd probably understand it better if I was to read it again now that I'm older (and a little wiser ;) . Your post makes me wanna read it again actually.