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Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
Alice COULD BE ANYONE. Alice COULD BE SOMEONE YOU KNOW. Alice USES DRUGS. With over a million copies in print, Go Ask Alice has become a classic of our time. This powerful real-life diary of a teenager's struggle with the seductive -- often fatal -- world of drugs and addiction tells the truth about drugs in strong and authentic voice. Tough and uncompromising, honest and disturbing -- and even more poignant today -- Go Ask Alice is page-turning and provocative reading.
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Cortg
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Swung by my Little Free Library today and and replaced 1/2 the books with banned/challenged books with little banned book bookmarks.

cleoh I love this! 2mo
megzlynn Great idea! Also, The Great Illustrated Classics make me so nostalgic. 2mo
Tamra Great idea! 2mo
Cortg @megzlynn I know ❤️ I loved them as a kid and they always go quickly! 2mo
Cortg @cleoh @Tamra Thanks! 2mo
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ScarySandy
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Pickpick

This one was good

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ahoffkosik
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When I was in elementary school, I plucked this little book from the depths of a forgotten shelf in the back of my library. Seeing that the author was “Anonymous,” I promptly felt very confused, dropped the book, and ran away. If you know the history of Go Ask Alice, though, you know there‘s a plot twist. It‘s actually NOT the real diary of an anonymous teen drug addict. We discuss further on the latest ep of my podcast. 🎧 Link to listen in bio!

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keys_on_fire
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Mehso-so

Why: Trying to read as many books mentioned in #paperpackcrush as possible.

Pros: unique concept (someone‘s diary) for scaring kids about the dangers of drugs

Cons: hard to believe this was really a diary by a teenager; most of the time it was really well written, where most kids would be using slang, for example.

rubyslippersreads I think it was later revealed that it was written by an adult (possibly a psychologist) as a cautionary tale for teens. 4mo
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BeaG
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I had never heard of this book until I saw one my classmates post about it on Facebook. She mentioned that she read it in high school. It was a quick, easy read. I don't know anyone (now or in high school) who used LSD. The book is good, told through diary writings. The only issue I had was the age of the main character. She either started using early or was in high school forever.

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KristenDuck
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Go Ask Alice is the story of one young girl‘s downward spiral into drug addiction. While we continue to root for her to get clean, she just can‘t seem to resurface.

The diary format for this novella makes for a quick read. I must admit this has had a special place in my heart since I first read it as a teenager.

At that time, I swore I‘d never do drugs.

And I never have.

Go Ask Alice isn‘t for everyone, but I believe it‘s worth trying.

ShyBookOwl It seems everyone I went to high school with was assigned this book in grade 9 or 10, but my own teachers never assigned it. I still sometimes get curious about it. 8mo
LauraBytheBook I recently read somewhere that this was actually written by a religious group trying to scare kids away from using drugs. I read it years ago and I remember it being terrifying. 8mo
KristenDuck @ShyBookOwl I was never assigned it - my mom had actually recommended it to me. But since, I‘ve re-read it more than once. 8mo
KristenDuck @KnitNread well the job was done well then! :) 8mo
C.Perone I lost count of how many times I've read this book since middle school! It was also a made for TV movie in the 70s. I never saw it, but I heard my parents talking about it and being intrigued. When I read it 10 years later I was like 'omg this is that movie!' 8mo
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Gina
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This 1971 book was written by an adult trying to keep kids off of drugs. It is purely fictional which at the time was unknown.

https://m.ranker.com/list/true-story-behind-go-ask-alice/melissa-brinks?utm_sour...

AmyG We all read this book back then. An eye-opener was an understatement. I was 13. 9mo
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RyeAnnUh
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Post is a day late but it is up! Today we are going back to a book review one of the first books to make a real impact on my life. Go Ask Alice deals with drugs and overdosing so trigger warning for that, but go check it out and let me know what you think!

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OrangeMooseReads
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After @Megabooks posted about this movie being on Amazon Prime I had to watch it. #booktofilm
Holy cheesy 70s Batman! LOL 😂

Megabooks Oh yeah! It‘s fantastic! 🤣🤣 9mo
OrangeMooseReads @Megabooks and there are multiple random big names in it. 9mo
Megabooks @OrangeMooseReads I know. And the picture was so bad I had trouble differentiating between all the blondes! 9mo
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JaclynW I just finished this book! I'm going to need to watch this. (I did not care for the book though...) 9mo
OrangeMooseReads @JaclynW I liked the book. It‘s entirely fiction and I thought the idea was good to me everyone likes different things though. The movie looks like an after school special. It was interesting to see the book translated to the screen though plus it‘s only an hour and a half I think. (edited) 9mo
Blaire I just heard this book recommended on the call your girlfriend podcast. Some great points were made about what ppl said about it when it was originally published and ppl thought it was nonfiction and then learned it wasn‘t. 9mo
JaclynW @OrangeMooseReads @Blaire I felt betrayed. It claims to be based on a real teenage girl, but in fact, it was written by a Mormon therapist as propaganda. Maybe the author was well intentioned but it rubbed me the wrong way. The story was "okay" but looking back, lots of things seemed "off" or completely wrong/impossible. 9mo
OrangeMooseReads @JaclynW yeah i felt a bit that way too. I didn‘t realize it was a Mormon therapist that wrote it though. Yes I agree so many things were off and didn‘t add up and seemed completely impossible/improbable. 9mo
Blaire @OrangeMooseReads @JaclynW on the podcast they compared it to that million little pieces...but the interviewee said reading it as fiction and appreciating it while ignoring how it was marketed - was really the first book to capture valley girl speak and look at teen girls‘ lives. I say all this not having read it or heard of it before Friday. 😂 9mo
VioletBramble I read this when I was 12 (1974-75) a few years after it was published. It must seem so dated by now. Even at 12 I thought the beginning and end felt false. But then I was around a lot of drug using teens thanks to family members and neighbors. Alice rarely spoke like a teenager. When she was still keeping her diary on scraps of paper while living in the park I knew for sure she was fake. Was Valley Speak a thing then? 9mo
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Megabooks
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🚨 Alert 🚨 The Go Ask Alice 70s TV movie is on Amazon Prime! It is cheese-o-rific! A true must watch. 🤣🤣🤣 And It has William Shatner in it 👍🏻👍🏻

CarolynM I read the book as a teenager but I've never seen the movie 9mo
Megabooks @CarolynM I read it for the first time in November. I‘m going to finish the movie tomorrow. I read that these “anonymous” books were written by a Mormon youth counselor. It seemed a little outrageous to me. 9mo
CarolynM I knew nothing about drugs/drug culture when I read it so I took it all very seriously. I'm not sure I'd have been as impressed if I'd read it as an adult😂 9mo
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OrangeMooseReads On my list! 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon @CarolynM sane for me. I took it very seriously at age 11. 9mo
Megabooks @CarolynM @MaleficentBookDragon I can see how it would be scary if read in the middle school years, especially in the years before partial to full decriminalization of marijuana. And it definitely made me glad that I‘d never tried acid! 9mo
Megabooks @OrangeMooseReads 👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
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jb72
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Mehso-so

This was an interesting book, but the story is almost like author wanted to throw everything into it (even the kitchen sink).

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LogiKitty
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I remember this being important to me as a kid and probably led to me having a huge aversion to drugs (good for my personal life but not the way I internally criminalized every single drug user). Read it was written by a Mormon therapist named Beatrice Sparks...tossed it out.

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Megabooks
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This is a cheesy book written middle aged Mormon youth counselor that I find very funny and absurd at 38, but would have scared the bejeebus out of me at 13. The author, Beatrice Sparks (google her), went on to write many similar titles to continue to terrify teens.

I have chosen several quotes that are either so 70s I can‘t believe it (Gelatin salad) or funny and unbelievable. Raiding homes of middle class street dealers? Loving your period? 2⭐️

BethM Interesting Wikipedia read! I think I'll pass on the books. 12mo
IndoorDame Appreciate you writing this! I‘ve always had a feeling that reading this is one of those cultural experiences I ought to participate in but I‘ve picked it up read the back cover and decided against it every few years since I was a teenager. Now I feel like I can let that impulse go. 12mo
LauraBeth This book was passed around in my sixth grade class. I‘m 47, almost 48 and have never done drugs - not even pot (do you know how many times I had to say no during college?) 😂 I credit that to this book. 😂 (edited) 12mo
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AmyG I read this when it came out. I wouldn‘t dream of reading it today. @LauraBeth Yes....we were all reading this. 12mo
sammisho I read this in 7th grade and it terrified me! I still point to it as one of the reasons why I never tried hard drugs! I had no idea it was by a mormon youth counselor! Until today I thought it was based on a true story! 😂😂😂 I am sending this to all my middle school friends, we passed this book around! Scared us all!! 12mo
Megabooks @BethM I‘m not going read any more. 👍🏻 12mo
Megabooks @IndoorDame Same here. At my high school it was more about scaring us about HIV, but some of my college friends had read it, and I just finally decided to bite the bullet. Good to let it go! 12mo
Megabooks @LauraBeth Well, it probably saved you some money! 😉🤣 You‘d probably have a completely different reaction at 47/8! 12mo
Megabooks @AmyG As an early 90s middle schooler, I never read it then, but some of my same-age college friends had read it then. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
Megabooks @sammisho If you read it with an adult‘s eyes, you‘ll see a lot of it is far-fetched. But at 13 you‘re all, “I don‘t want to end up on the street!” 😱😱😱 12mo
sammisho @megabooks I still kind of want my kids to read it though. It made such a lasting impression on my pre teen self! 12mo
Megabooks @sammisho I can see that. I wonder if they‘ll find an almost 50 year old book relatable? I can certainly see why parents don‘t want their teenagers using hard drugs or even any drugs. Various pills today are easier to get than beer, or so I hear. All the OxyContin to heroin books I read scare me for the generation in their teens and 20s. 😞 12mo
L_auren I loved these books in middle school 😂😂😂 12mo
Megabooks @L_auren lol! Did they scare you straight? 12mo
L_auren @Megabooks No actually. Didn‘t get those kind of messages at home thankfully 😂 so I think I just enjoyed the drama. I read “Annie‘s Baby” like 10 times 🤣🤣🤣 12mo
Megabooks @L_auren Pre-teens gone wild!!! 🤣🤣 You crack me up! 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads @Megabooks We had to read this at school in the early 90s when I was 12 or 13. I don't remember it particularly scaring me, I think I kind of enjoyed the more "colourful" bits! 11mo
zsuzsanna_reads @sammisho I think I'll pick something more relatable that's actually a good book as well, like 11mo
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Megabooks
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Okay, so my review will have some non spoiler quotes that show how this is obviously fiction, but really:

SUDDENLY around the 50%, she‘s in school looking for an upper (because obvi adderall hasn‘t been invented) and the next entry she‘s in Denver (?!) living on the streets?! Just seems far fetched.

Continuing to read...

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Megabooks
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So technically I checked this out for #nonfictionNovember, but it was obvious from the beginning that an adult wrote it. There were too many places where it read too mature. So can I still count it as nonfiction? 🤔🤔

Also handy Google seems to know the author!

Cinfhen Hmmmm; what do you make of that??? That bothers me 😡 12mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen It bothers me but doesn‘t surprise me. This was a decade before Nancy Reagan and almost two decades before D.A.R.E. They had to do something to try to scare the bejeebus out of 6-9th graders! 12mo
Lola I read this when I was a teenager and it did scare the f$&k out of me. Mission accomplished 🙄 (edited) 12mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m continuing to read, and the diary entries when she‘s high sound remarkably similar to sober ones. If you‘ve read the early entries in Theft by Finding, David‘s entries are remarkably different high vs sober. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 12mo
Megabooks @Lola It was the HIV/AIDS lectures in gym class that scared me. Condoms, condoms, condoms! 12mo
Cinfhen True!! I remember WANTING to read this book but too scared to check it out of the library @Lola @Megabooks 12mo
Lola @Megabooks That was in my world just post college. Everyone looking for a place to get anonymously tested. That early/mid-80s fear was depicted so well in 12mo
Megabooks @Lola I love Rebecca Makkai but haven‘t read TGB yet. It‘s on my list for December or January, depending on when I can get it from the library. 12mo
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mkittysabibliokitty
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@TheLibrarian has 70,000 followers and is hosting a Giveaway this is my fav book of all time! Hurray! #70kgiveaway

TheLibrarian Thank you for entering! Although it‘s been a long time since I‘ve read Go Ask Alice, I do remember liking it. 12mo
mkittysabibliokitty @TheLibrarian I read it as a teen and it stuck with me it‘s actually by Beatrice Sparks.. but either she made them up or took them from true Stories.. because if you look up Beatrice Sparks on goodreads.. there is Jay‘s Journal and some more..my goodreads is mkittysamom https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9901011-mkittysamom (set to private I think) u may have to friend me but it‘s under my books! And Thanks too! 12mo
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bookish_wookish
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#tuesdaytidbits @SilversReviews

In high school we had to read Go Ask Alice. We got to take the book home to read, but we were instructed to NOT read specific chapters due to content. Everyone was excited because they all hated reading and it was less work. Me on the other hand, read the book from cover to cover. I was intrigued about the chapters we couldnt read. Also I was on the “youre not going to tell me what i cant read” plan!

SilversReviews LOL...thanks for playing. 13mo
Zelma 😂 I am surprised so many students didn‘t read the forbidden chapters. That would be an automatic read for me! 13mo
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amb
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Mehso-so

For banned books month, this book was originally published in the late 60s at that time it was said to be the actual diary entries of a 15 year old drug user. Wikipedia says that it was a fictionalized account of a 15 year old addict. Obviously dated language based on when it was originally published, still oddly engrossing. The last page seemed like an unnecessary scared straight tactic. TW for so many things.

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Carolhreads
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Wow, this book punches you right in the stomach. It‘s a roller coaster ride of raw and real emotions and it‘s just plain optimistic and sad all at the same time it gave me hope and then ripped it away . My full review is on my good reads I don‘t like that you can‘t write full reviews here . Or at least mine are way too long lol

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Carolhreads
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Carolhreads
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Currently reading 📖 Started this afternoon

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JeanP
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"Yesterday I remember thinking I was the happiest person in the whole earth, in the whole galaxy, in all of God's creation. Could that only have been yesterday or was it endless light-years ago? I was thinking that the grass had never smelled grassier, the sky had never seemed so high. Now it's all smashed down upon my head and I wish I could just melt into the blaaaa-ness of the universe and cease to exist."
- Alice

RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1y
Cathythoughts A very warm welcome to Litsy ! 1y
Cathythoughts And great quote! 1y
JeanP @Cathythoughts Thank you! 1y
Debiw781 A classic! 1y
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JeanP
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This is the diary of a teenage girl who goes down the rabbit hole of drug abuse. She is exposed to the dark underworld of drug culture at a young and innocent age. Readers are shown what drug users are willing to do and the dark places they are willing to inhabit in order to attain drugs. Alice writes that "All dopers are part time sewer dwellers." Through it all Alice holds on to her goodness and she remains hopeful of a better life.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So sad and I see this every day... 😥 1y
JeanP @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It really is a very sad thing which many teenagers and young adults are experiencing at an all too young age. 1y
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Downtonabbeyroad394
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Pop sugar reading challenge #18 Book title with lyrics

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kaitlin.schmidt
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Mehso-so

Go Ask Alice is a book written in diary form about a girl who gets caught up in drugs. It talks about how she went from A+ student to D- drug user. She runs away from home multiple times to try and find herself. I think this book really gives you a first hand look of what being a drug user is like. I also found this book very frustrating because of her addiction. I think the book is definitely worth checking out.

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liz_lemon
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A required read and one I ended up really enjoying.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Apparently this is a real life diary of an unknown teenage girl who is involved in drug abuse and prostitution, and died tragically shortly after the last entry of her diary. It caused a stir when it was first published because of the themes involved and was a banned book, however it was very popular among teens at the time.
#aintnorestforthewicked #tuneintonovember

CatLass007 I remember reading it in junior high. 2y
Cinfhen Always meant to read this one! 2y
Reviewsbylola I loved this one as a teen. 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon I read that as teen too. Lovely photo. 2y
MamaGina Yep, I was one of those teens!🤓 2y
AmyG I read this as a teen and saw the movie. I think it was a made-for-tv movie. 2y
MicheleinPhilly Oh wow. That brings back memories! 2y
MiyakoBunny I love this book 2y
Kalalalatja I have never heard of it, but now I need to read it! 2y
Cinfhen I think you're right @AmyG I vaguely remember a made for TV special.... 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @CatLass007 @Reviewsbylola @MaleficentBookDragon @MamaGina @AmyG @MicheleinPhilly @MiyakoBunny Ha! One of those teens who tore through the banned book! 😉 I didn‘t know about the made for TV special.. @Cinfhen I‘ve been meaning to read this for years! 😅 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Kalalalatja it still stays in the top 25 frequently banned books according to ALA, so must be something? 2y
CatLass007 It was not banned in West Virginia, I think I ordered it from some book club or something. I‘ve slept a few thousand times since then; it‘s hard to remember. 2y
CouronneDhiver I remember this one - I also loved it as a teenager 2y
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DogearedJes
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I chose book this as my pick for the Shadow prompt for the #TuneInToNovember hosted by @robothugs and @cinfhen. The reason is 3 fold: the shadow filled cover, the shadow in Alice's life, and the shadiness of it being an (falsely claimed) "Anonomous" book.

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TheLibrariansSuggest
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Reading this for our discussion this week!! What are you reading? #booksandtea #tea #books #biscotti

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tracyrowanreads
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For the life of me I cannot understand why this piece of crap remains popular. It's terrible. It was published as a piece of non-fiction, a diary written by a teenage girl who falls into the drug culture almost by accident, and has her life ruined as a result. It's not a diary, it's fiction, and cruddy fiction at that.

https://tracyrowanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/review-go-ask-alice-by-beatric...

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Sweettartlaura
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Okay, Littens... red or blue?
I choose Blue, because I want there to be Muppets EVERYWHERE!!!! Seriously, how fun would it be if Fozzy Bear brought you your interoffice mail each day??

LauraJ And Beaker was your lab partner! 2y
Sweettartlaura @LauraJ Right??? Everything would be better with a Muppet or two around. 2y
PandaPanda I would say blue too... Often my favorite fictional worlds seem a tad unsafe! 2y
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Sweettartlaura Yeah, I thought that, too, @pandapanda 😉 2y
Hollie Hmm, I'd have to go blue because I think I'd get myself into trouble in my fav fictional eras and I wouldn't do well without modern medicine/women's rights. 2y
Sweettartlaura Good point, @Hollie 🙌🏻 2y
revenge4porgy Red. Who wouldn‘t want to be a Muppet for 72 hours? 🤔 2y
Sweettartlaura @revenge4porgy Hmmm... I was thinking it would be better to bring them into my life. But if we‘re only talking 72 hours, then yeah! They have a blast no matter what they‘re doing, & they get away with everything! 2y
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olyvianne
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Greetings friends! Not only is this book 100% fake it is also: complete shite!

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brookerhi
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Oh wow, when I first started off, I expected some sort of tragic ending, but by the time I turned the last page, I was so hopeful for Anonymous and her future. Then I read the epilogue & teared up. So impactful. A must-read.
Somewhat disappointing to learn that Sparks may have lied about this being a true account, but the story still resounds regardless. Go Ask Alice was something completely different from what I expected. #goaskalice

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DebinHawaii
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Day 17 #AndItsAugust #Addiction Did anyone else's junior high/middle school assign Go Ask Alice for English class? I am pretty sure that the book and the TV movie version they brought in for us to watch after we read the book (William Shatner! 🤣) scared me straight for life--at least where hard drugs are concerned. 😱 💊💉💊😱 One of these days I should reread it just to see if it's still as scary.

BethwithBooks It is. I read it after college because I somehow had never read it before and it still haunts me. 2y
Cinfhen Wait, did you ever see that documentary scared straight??? That scared the hell out of me! 2y
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Yes! I think they saved that one until high school for us. 😱😱🤣 2y
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8leagueboot Go Ask Alice is, to this day, one of the most devastating reading experiences I've ever had. 2y
Caryl For English class? No! (And I didn't know there was a movie!) 2y
AmyG I read this when it came out and have never forgotten it. 2y
moranadatter I think so. I definitely read it around then, but I don't think I would have picked it up on my own. 2y
Bookzombie I read the book but had no idea there was a movie. 2y
DebinHawaii @Caryl Interesting article. I do remember bits about the controversy around it. I'm fairly certain that it was my 9th grade AP English class because I am picturing it at that school with that teacher--but it's been a (cough) few years. She had several 'controversial' books in her curriculum that we had to get permission slips signed for. I liked that about her. 📚👍 2y
DebinHawaii @Caryl @Bookzombie Yes! It was a TV movie in the late 7Os. I think you can watch it on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CBxT53r2AlU 2y
Caryl She sounds like a great teacher! I can still remember checking this book out of the library. In fact, I have a clear memory of reading it in the library's lobby while waiting for my mom to pick me up. I must have been around 8th grade. 2y
OrangeMooseReads I have to find this movie. I was never assigned this in high school, I read it a few years after high school and thought it was good. 2y
DebinHawaii @OrangeMooseReads See my link a couple responses up. It looks like you can watch it on YiuTube if you don't find it anywhere else. 👍👍 2y
Caryl Okay, now I want to re-read it and watch the movie! 2y
OrangeMooseReads @DebinHawaii awesome, thanks 2y
Zelma I remember reading this at a babysitter's house, and at way too young an age. It made a major impression on me in that I didn't touch anything remotely bad for me until college. 2y
Reggie Does this movie have that cool song with the guitar? Go ask Alice? Is that where it comes from? 2y
Bookzombie @DebinHawaii Thanks for the link! 2y
JaclynW I've never read the book. Nor have I heard about the movie. I have some catching up to do it looks like. ☺ 2y
DebinHawaii @Reggie The book was actually named from the line in White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane & I read somewhere that the song was used on the soundtrack. 👍😀 2y
DebinHawaii @Zelma Yes--it certainly was an effective deterrent for me! 😱😆👍 2y
Christy2318 I read the book on my own sometime in the early 80s. I was a sheltered child & reading it I was 😱😦😲😰😨. Personality wise I was probably always destined to be a teetotaler but the book scared the heck out of me. I thought it was all true. I didn't know there was a movie but if it was late 70s my mom would have vetoed me watching. 2y
Christy2318 In some ways Emma Cline's The Girls made me think of Go Ask Alice. 2y
UwannaPublishme Oh yes! This book was the one everyone couldn't stop talking about. And don't forget the eerie ballad about Alice by Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane: White Rabbit. Oh, I forgot about Shatner being in the movie. 😁 2y
mommyincolor OMG, I can't believe I forgot about this book! We read it as required reading in 9th grade and I remember I LOVED it but I don't remember the story line. Adding to my Re reads list!!! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow, I remember reading this in junior high school! No idea how I came across it -- it wasn't required reading in school. 2y
DebinHawaii @concreterosereads5889 Yes! 9th grade for class for me too! I think I'm going to have to reread it as well. 👍📚 2y
DebinHawaii @ValerieAndBooks It seems to be one of those books that was passed around & read because it got challenged/banned a lot. 🤔👍 2y
DebinHawaii @UwannaPublishme Yes! The book got it's name from the lines in the song. 👍 2y
Minervasbutler I had to read this for a sociology course in sixth form (England). Didn't stop me from (cough) experimenting a little later on though ;) 2y
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Never. Ever. Go and see how many pages of book has: I just made this mistake and read the afterword. 😭😭😭
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coffeenebula 😱 2y
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theperksofbeingabookworm
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Meet, well, we don't really know her name. The true diary of a teenager that was addicted drugs, and her story.

My Review: This is an amazingly powerful book that I think everyone should read. I'm terrified of drugs thanks to it, and know what they do to you. Though we'll never know the true owner of the diary, it's not a book you should skip.

abbsinwonderland I loved this book! 2y
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Ganduri_pe_hartie
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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I loved this book at the moment, but I might say it was pretty dark and scary.

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Brewtifulbooks
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Hello everyone!! I'm trying this new app out I hope it's just as amazing as bookstagram! Love you all 💞 #goaskalice #booksandcoffee #ya #booklover

abbsinwonderland I also just joined and I LOVE it! Hope you enjoy it, also! This community is very welcoming! 2y
inked.delights Welcome to litsy! 😊 I think it's an amazing community! 2y
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Brewtifulbooks @inked.delights aww thank you! 😊 2y
High.Lady.of.Books Beautiful photo 🙌🏻 2y
Brewtifulbooks @High.Lady.of.Books thank you! 2y
MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay with us 😊👍🏻. We're the most positive, tight-knit, passionate bibliophile community you'll meet. Careful: this'll take over your life. 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
Jenni_Capps Lovely picture!! Welcome to Litsy!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Brewtifulbooks @Jenni_Capps thank you! 🤗 2y
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readingallthetime
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Picked up two paperbacks at the cutest bookstore ever.

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ashlinisme
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Reading this book at nine was not great for my anxiety, my social skills, or my self-assurance. I loved it then and still do, but I think it messed me up big time. #musicaltitles #maybookflowers

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erzascarletbookgasm
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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#maybookflowers Hey, coloured texts don't count, 😊so here's #blackandwhitecovers.

JazzFeathers Love them 😊 3y
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NadinetheReader
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous

Alice (that's what I'll call her) is so young 🙁.

LauraBeth How old is she - I forgot 😔 3y
NadinetheReader @LauraBeth she's fifteen at the beginning of the book 3y
LauraBeth My friends and I read this in 5th or 6th grade 🙀 3y
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sanctuary-garden
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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This book was so amazing. You really feel the main character's pain and feel empathetic for both troubled teenagers and their parents. The story takes you through an almost too real series of events and is devastating. But well worth the read.

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Bookwm85forever
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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I am finally picking this book up. I'm glad my drug of choice is the written word.

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Godmotherx5
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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The narrator for the audio version, Christina Moore, did an excellent interpretation of the emotions described in this epistolary account. The twists & turns in a teenager's life can be stressful. Being alert to their needs & actions is critical. This book proves it. #LetterG #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia #MountTBR #LitsyReadingChallenge @jessica #SetInThe1970s @EclecticReaders #Exclamation #MadLibReadingChallenge2017

Gina This book has always fascinated me. I did some research and find out and is not a memoir but a book written by I think a teacher who wanted to keep teenagers off of drugs and to show how bad they were which is why it is written by anonymous. But still a very good work on its own. 3y
Godmotherx5 @Gina I was surprised to hear the background when I learned of it. The fact that it has been banned is also amazing. 3y
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Godmotherx5
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Just a sampling of my #TBR #FeistyFeb @RealLifeReading I did read Sharp Objects. One down, a trillion to go!

christineandbooks What did you think of Xingu? I came across it when looking for an X title for #litsyatoz and downloaded it but haven't read it yet. It's a short story, right? I read my first Edith Wharton last year and enjoyed it. 3y
christineandbooks Oh sorry!! I just realized that this is your TBR not books you've read already! 3y
Godmotherx5 @christineandbooks I downloaded it for #LitsyAtoZ as well. We'll have to check back & discuss it. I hope you like it. 3y
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Monique
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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The information in Go Ask Alice is questionable and presented in such a melodramatic way that I'd be surprised if anyone reading it actually took it seriously. It's written like a scare tactic against drug use and sex before marriage. Besides it's author-related controversy and the multiple attempts to have it banned, I fail to see how this book continues to be relevant in any capacity.
#BookRiot #ReadHarder2017 #bannedbooks

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kendrastephaniekaryn
Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Yeah, no. Reactionary propaganda at best. I understand the appeal, if one believes that this is a real diary. But it was revealed many years after being released, that this book was penned by an adult author.