Monday, July 27, 2009

June 27, 09 Go Ask Alice edited by Beatrice Sparks


Go Ask Alice is about a girl who goes to a party, tries LSD and gets addicted to drugs.

I really did not like this book. The main character (who has no name) doesn't seem like a real teenage girl. She's constantly talking about how she's disgracing her family and says things twice. Really really, I am, I am. It annoyed me, she just didn't seem genuine. I did enjoy the scenes where she actually took the drugs and would explain how she felt on them, but everything else seemed fake. I didn't feel for her character at all. I especially hated when she went to a mental hospital and acted like she didn't fit and everyone was crazy. I'm sensitive about mental illness, so this increased my dislike. I just wanted to get the book over with.

Emma Out!


  1. She didn't seem genuine because she's not. She seemed fake because she is. This book was written by an anti-drug advocate as a way of trying to keep kids off drugs. The whole thing is a big fat lie, and it really pisses me off. If you want to read a hilarious and completely snarky review of this book, check out Sadako's review:

  2. Haha, I read through some of that review. Wow, it's been a LONG time since I read this book. Didn't realize it was fake...

  3. Hahah I loved that review, Nikki! Thanks for posting it! I enjoyed the snark. I do agree about the raping. One entry? Come ON.

  4. I definately agree with you 100% about this book, I gave it 1 star on GR. I feel like if the author wanted me to not do drugs, she wouldn't have made them seem so fun! LOL.

  5. Hahhaa, good point. Although being stuck in a mental hospital isn't a PLUS...just have to avoid your cracked up friends. Besides that, she did make it seem pretty awesome. :D