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Go Ask Alice Essay

818 words - 3 pages

Go Ask Alice, written by an anonymous author, is a diary kept by a

fifteen-year-old drug user. The author, through this book, doesn’t wants his readers to

look for advise in it, but to learn about the real world in which some teenagers have to live

through. Alice, the main character, made the worst mistake ever and radically changed

her life around to fit in with the crowd . She is soon exposed to drugs, sex and violence. It

is a battle that Alice can win, but sometimes as much as you want something, the

environment around you can pull you back. The author emphasizes the fact that you

should never trust anyone, not even your own shadow. You never know what life has

prepared for you, and sometimes it’s not always the best. The fact that someone is your

friend doesn’t mean they can’t become your enemy.

     This book mainly takes place in Chicago, during the 60’s era. Alice is a young

teenager who lives a normal life and has a good up-bringing. Her family gives her all the

support to succeed and is always there for her. She loves boys, wearing nice clothes, and

basically being your average everyday girl. As she moved into a new town, she began

making new friends and one of those was Jan. She looks like a nice and popular girl. Jan

has a way of influencing others into new trends and Alice is so excited to be accepted by

her popular crowd, that she begins spicing up her lifestyle. Chris is another one of her new

friend and also enjoys being around guys. Chris worked at a near pharmacy store by

Alice’s house and was one of several people who introduced her into drugs. Both Chris

and Jan make a huge impact on Alice’s life.

     Alice was a non-drug user and detested those who were into drugs. She was an

innocent young girl who was surrounded by a healthy environment . Once she begins

hanging around the “cool” crowd, her positive attitude begins to fall. She is no longer,

that girl who obeyed her parents and didn’t keep anything behind their backs. The cause of

her change was caused by the atmosphere in which she revolved in. At one of Jan’s

parties, Alice gets handed a glass of LSD mixed with Coke. Alice got drugged that night

and once she found out the cause of her being so happy that...

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