Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Book Review: Go Ask Alice

Title: Go Ask Alice
Author: Anonymous
Published: January 1st 2006 (First published in 1971)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 213

Summary:

January 24th

After you've had it, there isn't even a life without drugs....

It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth-- and ultimately her life.

Read her diary 

Enter her world. 

You will never forget her.

For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful-- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.


Review:

You seriously have to read this book!

I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, and I didn't! I judged it by it's title... Anyway, I picked this book up when I was in the USA, since it seemed interesting and I have a thing for Alice in Wonderland. And no, this book is not another Alice in Wonderland inspired book, it's only the title that  it inspired by that book.

This book was written for 25 years ago! So I was a little skeptic about it, but when I first started to read it, I couldn't stop and finished it in two hours (it's not a thick book)! It was so good and very sad, I had to fight back some tears while reading.

The publishers said that it used to be a girl's diary, though later is has been some speculations about a possible author. I don't think this book is a real diary, but that doesn't make the book any less interesting or realistic.

So, a guy asked me if I think this book is more relevant today then it was back in 1971, and I said yes, it's definitive more relevant today, since more and more teenagers are experimenting with drugs. It's becoming a bigger problem and many teenagers (and grown ups) dies of overdosing. I will never ever try drugs after reading this book! I do not want to end up like that poor girl.

The plot is amazing, the book is easy to read and it's always happening something, never a dull moment. So please give it a try, I strongly recommend it.


5 Stars