Go ask alice by beatrice sparks goodreads share book. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 2 pages and is available in paperback format. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher and neither the. Theres no getting around the fact that alice has almost nonexistent selfesteem. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. This book was first published several decades ago as the shocking real diary of a young woman. Go ask alice is supposed to be a diary, so theres quite a bit of anguished soulsearching and selfindulgent whining. For thirtyfive years, the acclaimed, bestselling firstperson account of a teenage girls harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. The go ask alice community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. She feels very alone and misunderstood, seeking approval from her mother and other people. Go ask alice has been around for decades, and is even being used as reading material in high schools.
She is a pretty typical teenage girl in the late 1960sshes mostly concerned with school, boys, her hair, and fitting in okay. Go ask alice is a 1971 book generally viewed to have been written by the author beatrice sparks, however the novel was published originally under the pseudonym anonymous. How does it feel to be trapped inside your own mind. Attributed to anonymous, the book is in diary form, and was originally presented as being the edited real diary of the unnamed teenage p. Her parents try to express a serious concern, but alice is so consumed with her own thought process that she doesnt listen at all and then accuses them of doing the same thing to her. Go ask alice is written as the diary of a fifteenyearold girls daytoday struggle with drug addiction. Im not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things ive gotten from books. Go ask alice audiobook online downloads, search for free unabridged audio book torrent.
Life at fifteen isnt easy for a girl if shes shy and hates the way she looks. The author definitely had an agenda, and reading more about the author, it doesnt at all surprise me that she. Oct 03, 2016 go ask alice is the firstperson tale of an accidental downward spiral into drugs, alcohol, unwanted sex, and impoverished living. Go ask alice by beatrice sparks is an epistolary work, meaning that is structured as a series of entries such as letters or in this case, a diary. The author, through this book, doesnt wants his readers to look for. The diary begins right before alices fifteenth birthday.
As anonymous herself says, the diary is her one consistent best friend. She is jealous of both of her younger siblings, a brother. Go ask alice audiobook download, free online audio books. Go ask alice audiobook by anonymous 9781440781933 rakuten. The first edition of the novel was published in 1971, and was written by beatrice sparks. But those of you old enough to remember the latter portion of the 70s might remember that beatrice sparks, the editor of go ask alice, also edited a bunch of other alarmist. Nov 20, 2003 based on a 15yearolds diary, go ask alice is the intimate account of one girls fatal journey into the world of drug addiction. Go ask alice was written in the 1970s, a decade with a. Go ask alice by anonymous overdrive rakuten overdrive. Based on a 15yearolds diary, go ask alice is the intimate account of one girls fatal journey into the world of drug addiction. With over a million copies in print, this book has become a classic. Explore our collection of motivational and famous quotes by authors you know and love.
Throughout the whole book, it brought the readers attention by giving us enough details. When go ask alice was first published in 1971, it was a sensation lifting the. The previous quote was taken from the book go ask alice. It graphically describes the waking hell into which the main character descends, her heartfelt but futile battles to. Perfection is terrible is the first verse of sylvia plaths poem the munich mannequins. Can see her standing there brewing the drugs from your clear images penned. Go ask alice audiobook download free go ask alice audiobook online. Audiobook bay abb download unabridged audiobook for free or share your audio books, safe, fast and high quality.
This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of go ask alice. Go ask alice is a 1971 fiction book about a teenage girl who develops a drug addiction at age 15 and runs away from home on a journey of selfdestructive escapism. She thinks someday shed like to get married and raise a family. Go ask alice, by anonymous by alyssa guthrie on prezi. Created during the height of the drug era, the girl could be anyone from this time who found him or. Go ask alice book by anonymous official publisher page. January 24th after youve had it, there isnt even life without. Aug 24, 2014 first video, so sorry for all the editing mistakes. Go ask alice a teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. Go ask alice ebook by anonymous 9780689832499 rakuten kobo. Cyberstargazer i love jefferson airplane go ask alice when she was 10 feet tall you totally rewrote and rocked this song, love the whole cooking without a recipe book theme. Communication has to go both ways, and were watching it fail colossally, which just exacerbates alices feelings of isolation.
It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. Go ask alice is a fiction work written anonymously and first published in 1971. Go ask alice save to list other books you might like. Go ask alice by andrea maria schnitzler march 2011. Pdf go ask alice book by beatrice sparks free download. Essay about go ask alice by anonymous 837 words bartleby. It was a brave decision on her part, but the text always stayed with me. Go ask alice, an information service originally available only to columbia university students but later accessible to others through its web site, takes book form in this eyeopening collection of questions and answers. Created during the height of the drug era, the girl could be anyone from this time who found him or herself seduced by the mindaltering affects of marijuana, lsd, bennies, dexies, and heroin.
Based on a 15yearolds diary, go ask alice is the intimate account of one girls fatal journey into the world of drug. White hot lights interrogate myinterrupted brain thorazine tamed, now machines speak for me single file. Listen to go ask alice by anonymous available from rakuten kobo. In go ask alice, the diary is written by a teenage girl over a two. Hardcover, mass market paperback, preloaded digital audio player breaking. To ask other readers questions about go ask alice, please sign up. Each day is heaven or hell, depending on who talks to her, or. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free.
Go ask alice, written by an anonymous author, is a diary kept by a fifteenyearold drug user. Poignant and unflinchingly honest, her story is a tragedy that is repeated in towns and cities across the country. Make it sound like something that you might write in a diary. Poignant and unflinchingly honest, her story is a tragedy that is repeated in. Alice is an anonymous character and the most we know about her is that she is white, middleclass teenager who struggles to fit in at school and to live up to her parents expectations. She had a perfectly normal life until she moved to a new town and one. Go ask alice essay go ask alice, written by an anonymous author, is a diary kept by a fifteenyearold drug user.
Readers often look forward to seeing their favourite novel be brought to life. Go ask alice by beatrice sparks, 198208, avon flare. The main characters of this fiction, young adult story are. The queries are representative of those emailed by anonymous visitors to the go ask alice web site. Go ask alice is the firstperson tale of an accidental downward spiral into drugs, alcohol, unwanted sex, and impoverished living. My very go ahead principal read it to the whole school in assembly over the course of a couple of weeks. The author, through this book, doesnt wants his readers to look for advise in it, but to learn about the real world in which some teenagers have to live through. But those of you old enough to remember the latter portion of the 70s might remember that beatrice sparks, the editor of go ask alice, also edited a bunch of other alarmist books aimed at teens, all supposedly taken from teenagers diaries. Only parents can decide if they want their children to read go ask alice.
Choose your favorite scene from the book and rewrite it using modern language. Read a plot overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter summary and analysis. For thirtyfive years, the acclaimed, bestselling firstperson account of a teenage girls harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen. Loved it and sorry laughed a little at the idea of alice a pushers wife. This is my second read of go ask alice, and i loved it just as much the second time around. That was an amazing poem, it takes a lot of bravery to write something that personal if it was personal and if not you went into the. Go ask alice has been around for decades, and is even being. This study guide consists of approximately 52 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of go ask alice. Go ask alice is a diary of a teenage middleclass girl. I think this book writes in a interesting way while it teaches us a life lesson by expressing in diary form. She was a poet and used the word tapestry too much in her writing. The old english epic poem beowulf, recorded in its original saxon dialect for the first time. The only difference between me and alice now is alice was dreaming and i cant seem to wake up. Jan 01, 2006 i first heard of go ask alice when still in school in the 1980s.
Novel versus the movie adaption of go ask alice essay cram. This selfproduced ep is the first work by go ask alice. The best selling, 1971 novel, go ask alice far surpasses its film adaptation by beatrice sparks because of the removal of crucial scenes. Poignant and unflinchingly honest, her story is a tragedy that. Ellen hopkins first ya novel, crank, has become a bestselling sensation. Go ask alice on january 24th, alice wrote after youve had it, there isnt even life without drugs. Discover and share quotes from the book go ask alice. Go ask alice this book was about a diary of a 15yearold anonymous girl that someone found and turned into a book. My favourite part of the book, is the part where alice met joel and she felt in love with.
Stream go ask alice unabridged audiobook at by user1868941 from desktop or your mobile device. Someone plants a joint in alices purse, and she leaves school to go to his office. Whether it is fact or fiction is up to you to decide. Performed by icelandic poet, playwright, professional storyteller and performer svanur thorkelsson, audibles production gives listeners the opportu. This book is about the life of a girl, and all the troubles that she goes through with drugs. Free download or read online go ask alice pdf epub book. Go ask alice by beatrice sparks, 198208, avon flare edition, mass market.1239 1366 379 1452 849 1089 392 1163 1002 1135 119 1324 811 1207 1066 1200 941 1155 1331 1184 754 215 1318 1486 785 1654 872 946 1475 1186 169 324 1149 1317 1084 1439 1616 108 188 1007 755 293 416 933 666 998 279