Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice Summary of the Plot: The novel, Go Ask Alice, is basically about a 15-year old girl who subjects herself to drugs. At first she is in love with Roger and comes from a loving home, but is also very curious about drugs. She ends up running away, which didn’t last, comes home just in time for Christmas, clean of drugs, starts up again and runs away. After all that she goes through, she loses her grandparents in the time period of two months, and ends up in a mental institution. After she pleads that it was only an accident she finally gets to go home.

At the end she decides not to keep a diary anymore and she died three weeks later of an overdose. Significance of the Title: In my own opinion, I believe that the title, Go Ask Alice, means that you can ask Alice anything about drugs if you are curious. Once you learn of her mistakes, maybe you won’t follow in her footsteps and ruin your life, like thousands of teenagers do every year, by reading about what happened to her when she was curious about using drugs and what they would do for her. In her diary, I believe she is trying to tell us that drugs are not the answer to solving your problems. Impressions and Changes in the Main Character: My first impression of the narrator was that she was a sweet, talented young woman. It seemed as though she had it all; a loving, caring family, great friends, and then it happened.

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Once she tried the drugs was when her whole life and personality changed completely. She ended up in the mental institution by tripping out, only it was by accident and in the end, she lost her life. Memorable Passage: There were a lot of memorable passages that I will remember from this story, but one that I will always carry with me would have to be the following passage: “December 3 – Last night was the worst night of my.. it was no wonder he was out of control.” Pages 67 – 68. That made a great impression on me. Thinking that if I were anywhere close to subjecting myself to this kind of tragedy, I will remember this passage always. Significance of Reading This Story: One of the discoveries that I learned in the story was that a thousand teens die each year by subjecting themselves to drugs.

Also, I learned that subjecting yourself to drugs will not solve any of your problems. One change in my life is that now I know I will not ever let myself be the least bit interested in drugs, not even if my life is gone to nothing. My parents have told me that teenagers are always willing to try new things, and very often, it happens. With drugs being the topic here, I do believe that I will never let myself ever be the least bit interested. This book really had nothing very enlightening.

It was very sorrowful and bitter. One affirmation I made after reading this book is that teens are going to be curious about anything. Some of them will be curious about drugs when they have nothing else going for them. After they start, thinking things will get better, they will actually only get worse. Therefore, in conclusion, I believe that drugs are not an answer to any prayers.

In time, your life will only get worse if you subject yourself to using drugs.

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice is book about a teenage girl living her life as an
on-and-off drug addict. The book is actually the real diary of the author,
whose name was left anonymous. Names, dates and places were changed for

Fifteen year old Alice is just a regular teenager; she has two
best friends, a younger brother and sister, a father, and a mother (who she
does not get along with too well). She was perfectly fine, until she
attended a party that changed her life. She unknowingly took LCD. How, you
ask? Well, the host of the party (her new friend) brought out bottles of
coke for everyone, and Alice began to drink. She soon became weary and
everything around her looked so beautiful, and then she became very hyper.

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After the party, Alice found out that her friend had put LCD in most of the
bottles. Alice thought this was the last time she would ever take drugs,
but it was just the beginning. Alice makes many attempts to get away from
drugs, but every time she makes new friends, she goes right back to where
she started from. Will she ever get away from the drugs? Read the book and
find out.

Reading this book really made me think about the thousands of
teens who do drugs and are putting their lives in danger. Most of them
don’t even know how dangerous drugs really are, and all the harm it can do
to your body. It may feel good for the moment, but what about when the
feeling’s gone?
Because the book is actually the diary of a teen, as you read
you may notice the language used by Alice. Alice writes just about every
curse there is in her diary, and makes some very crude insults. Although
many adults may say it is too vulgar or harsh, they have to face the fact
that this is the language that real teenagers speak in real life.

I recommend this book to preteens and teenagers because it
informs them about the dangers of drugs (what some kids may think is
“cool”). Once you’re hooked on drugs you’ll do almost anything to get it,
and this book teaches you that everything you go through really isn’t worth
it! So teens pick up this book and learn what drugs are really about.


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