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“This is a heavy read. Emotionally not physically. You wont be able to put it down. Please note the content is a bit tempermental for the sensitive types. Everyone can find something to relate to in Alice's downward spiral.”see full review » see other reviews »
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“First off, this diary is not a memoir but actually a work of fiction by a woman named Beatrice Sparks--mormon youth counsellor and "editor" of a number of other teen diaries about teenage sex and satanic rituals.
“I loved this book, It was scary and shocking and the end is extermely sad. But its a true story, a true diary and I would suggest any age, gender or culture to read it.”Boo wrote this review 4 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I found this to be very insightful, and strangely enthralling.”Laura wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While I found this to be an interesting read, I was shocked to think that anyone would believe that this was an actual diary and not a mostly(?) fictional account. The entire writing style of the book read as though it were written by a much older person trying to write as a young teenager. The plot developments also felt like a contrived, made-for-tv cautionary tale. Not that I disagreed with the destruction that drug abuse can have on someone's life, but it came across very heavy handed and moralistic in its portrayal of high school drug use. ”Jim W wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“15 year old anonymous author, addicted to drugs, selling herself, and other very bad decisions ”Alexis Hall wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing book, sad ending.”melinda heans wrote this review Sunday, November 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book Go Ask Alice, written by Beatrice Sparks, was fantastic because it was strong in the area of content. The most troublesome aspect of the content was when Alice got drugged at a party. In her diary she talks about how at the party "10 out of 14 cokes had LSD in them. I don't understand why Alice enjoyed her trip, when one drug leads to another.
Therefore, Beatrice Sparks has written a book that has solid content.
Like the content, the style of this book was well written. In the book, Beatrice Sparks is very intense. She says, " I finally smoked pot and it was greater than I expected! Beatrice uses sophisticated words and she uses. The book was also very serious and it made it more serious by talking about drugs. As mentioned above, I was very impressed with the style of this book.
The form of the book was autobiography was clear and I found it effective. One main reason that this form did work was because it was telling about someone's life. These reasons made the form of the book worked for me it could have been excellent because the author is a phenomenal writer. As a result I give this book a great recommendation because of the form and style are all written very well.”
“The book Go ask Alice, written by Beatrice Sparks, was excelling because it was strong in the area of content.
The most troublesome aspect of content was when Alice went to the party and LSD put in her drink. In Alice’s diary on July 10 it says “10 out of 14 bottles of coke had LSD in them... Wow, am I glad I was one of the lucky ones.” Alice shouldn’t of liked her trip, one drug always leads to another. “I’ve tried to convince myself of a dope addict”... I simply can’t wait to try pot, only once, I promise!” She shouldn’t want to try pot, not even once. It is a gateway drug. Therefore, Beatrice Sparks has solid content.
Like the content, the style of this book was very well written. Beatrice Sparks is very intense. She says “dope addict”, low class, unclean, despicable.” She uses words that have a lot of meaning and get you thinking. Beatrice uses sophisticated words and she uses them by talking about drugs. As I mentioned, I was very impressed with the style of this book.
The form of the book is autobiography. One main reason that this did work was it was talking about someone (Alice) life. Another reason that this did work was because they were reading from a journal written by someone else. These reasons made the form of the book work for me. It was excellent because the author is a great writer. As a result, I give this book a great recommendation because the content, form, and style are all written.
“I actually loved this book because it is always leaving me at cliffhangers. In ever wanted to put the book down, I would definitely rate this book a 5 out 5. One of my favorite scenes is when Alice comes back home and meet her family back home. Although it could of improved by not putting "Sorry I haven't written in so long..." Because it was so repetitive. I would recommend this book to anyone because it shows how she was with drug addiction and how choosing the right friends is an enormous part of your life. I would have like to know how other people thought about the book because I would like to make sure I understand the book correctly.”Maggie Q. wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fictionalized account written to scare youth, but a good read nonetheless.”Skip Rogers wrote this review Wednesday, October 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No