November 6, 2011

Review by Landis: Go Ask Alice

This groundbreaking classic is more compelling than ever for today's readers. A sensation when it was first published and a perennial bestseller ever since, this real-life diary charts an anonymous teenage girl's struggle with the seductive--and often fatal--world of drugs.

5 out of 5 stars

In Go Ask Alice, you look through the eyes of a young girl with drug addiction.  A normal girl with a loving family, friends, a home, who looses herself in the high.  This story is touching, dark and unexpected.  Through this book, you will understand the physical and emotional effects drugs have.
The first time she used drugs, it was accidental. Just a game at a friend’s house involving LSD.  She swore she’d never do it again, but that vow was soon overlooked.  Next thing you know it, her and a friend are runaways in San Fransisco, struggling just to survive.  After a while, they realize that they can’t live on their own, and went back home, promising each other that they were both done with drugs.  Again, that promise was broken.  She finds herself lonely and broken, once again.
Not long after her 16th birthday, she is found facedown in her bathroom, dead.  You will feel her pain, her struggle, page after page.  Each entry more unbelieveable than the one before. This story is unforgettable. 

1 comment:

  1. I read this so long ago, and I still remember it. Whatever controversy it may cause, it is a story that has stuck with me for years.