Monday, July 27, 2009

June 27, 09 Go Ask Alice edited by Beatrice Sparks

Hello!

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!

5 comments:

  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:
    http://dibblyfresh1.blogspot.com/2009/03/go-ask-alice.html

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  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...

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  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.

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  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.

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  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

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