This diary style written book is a story of a 15 year old girl who goes through the trials and tribulations of the basic teenager who throughout the book remain anonymous. Many homes were only temporarily uninhabitable broken windows were most common and were allowed to be re-used as soon as they had been inspected for stru … ctural damage. It delivers a false message and I wonder how many kids could really relate to it today. Kids can learn about topics related to alcohol and drugs, emotional health, fitness and nutrition, general health, relationships, and sexual and reproductive health. Sheila invites the girls to a party at her house. They are both like riding shooting stars through the Milky Way, only a million, trillion times better.
It's written in first person in traditional diary form. Alice Julianne Moore , is portrayed in the beginning of the movie as a woman who is living the good life. I tried so hard to get through it, I kept thinking surely it must get better. I'm still iffy about the rating, because I simply have no idea how I should rate something likes this. I hope that as I read further, Alice's drug-induced diary entries mark an improvement upon her character. This was obviously a part the editors edited heavily. It contains every ludicrous canard trotted out by the direly lame anti-drug crusaders throughout the 70s and 80s, and was required reading for two generations of kids who learned that school was not going to be the right place to learn anything useful about drugs.
Beatrice Sparks, may you burn in the flaming pits of heck. Though curious, she vows not to do drugs again. As the girl acquires the journal, she quickly becomes a part of a world filled with drugs, sex, and addiction. I think all of this is quite reason enough to stay away from this book. For one girl in the class, it was the only book of the many, many we read that she actually liked, solely because it was the only one she morally approved of man, how she loathed Weetzie Bat. Do you know of people who have it worse than she does? There's a certain seven-letter compound word that I learned from the book---only back then it was two words.
How could she get away with this? One of the least effective portrayals of addiction was the novel Go Ask Alice, by author Beatrice Sparks Google search: Go Ask Alice. However, I do believe that no book should be banned from school, also I don't think you should be blaming the librarian. Readers have torn through Go Ask Alice for more than four decades, and it has never been out of print since its release, with and in many languages. Beatrice Sparks was an American therapist and Mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the 'real diaries' of troubled teenagers. Our best guess is that a number of folks work at churning out these cautionary tales, which are then presented to an overly accepting public as real diaries of anonymous teens.
You're watching her struggling to fit in. I try so hard to think of you as a real religion, and not a crazy cult full of God-blinded chumps being preyed on by a few vicious frauds. For readers looking for similar books with a less preachy feel, try these: Crank - Ellen Hopkins Glass - Ellen Hopkins Smack - Melvin Burgess St. I'm not sure if it was my age at the time or some of the things happening around me or both but it really had an impact on me. Even more details can be found on the page. It contains every single cliche about how making friends with anyone whose social life doesn't involve Christian youth clubs will inevitably lead to the sort of parties where teenagers can drink beer and have a puff of a joint and it is downhill all the way from there.
Perhaps you can do some charitable work, start a book club, paint, or chat online. In the end, if they don't want to save themselves, there's absolutely nothing you can do. I've read quite a few really good books about addiction and this is one book that I will never forget. Go Ask Alice is unnecessary proof that sex and drug stories are the best money makers; it helps when they also support a staunchly conservative, traditionalist agenda. Dear Curious, Although there are many great questions asked, it's simply not possible to answer each and every one of them. It was written back when conservatives thought they needed to fictionalize drug abuse in order to frighten teenagers.
And, presuming that she kept the diary with her since she had it with her on all her travels, based on the dates and locales -- and based on the fact that the diary is said to have not been filled -- why she would need to use scraps of other kinds of paper at all. She is worried that she may be pregnant. I suppose there's always the possibility that the ending would have stolen my heart for being so incredible, but I honestly don't feel any regret at never finding out. That in over three decades, none of the people who knew this poor girl — friends, relatives, teachers, classmates — has ever identified or spoken about her is truly amazing. You will be marked for the rest of your life and then you will die because of drugs.
Sparks was entrusted with the true diary of a genuinely suicidal boy, but rather than editing it and printing it as the family wished, she used it as a platform for her personal crusade against satanism-- which the boy was not involved in. Her parents want to move. God hates these things, therefore God is on my side! Does it fit with the rest of the story? How has life changed for people your age? The police raid Chris's house while she and Alice use drugs. This book is crap on its own. Teško je kada im se ne može pomoći, jer ni sami ne znaju kako bi tu pomoć prihvatili.