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Anonymous - Go Ask Alice - 9 {unrated}

Postby Spike72988 » Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:56 pm





Go Ask Alice

Author Anonymous

Non-Fiction: Teen Drama, Diary




Main Theme

This book is based on the actual diary of a 15-year-old drug user. It’s a highly person and specific series of events and emotions. It show how fast drugs can suck you into a world you never knew existed, and how it can spit you back into the world of sobriety, and then suck you right back in just as fast. “Names, dates, places, and certain events have been changed in accordance with the wishes of those concerned.â€
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Postby Darb » Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:09 pm

A well done review. :thumb:

I felt pretty much the same way when I read it back in high school, c.1980 ... although in my case I was fortunate to escape by merely skirting the edges of the drug scene, without dipping into it too deeply or often. I had the twin advantages of enjoying my studies (i.e., I was a geek), as well as having parents whom I loved and respected, and who cared enough about me to keep a close eye on me and to set limits (which I resented at the time, but am grateful for in hindsight) ... in order to help keep me on the road to health, happiness, independance, and academic/professional success. Those things aren't requisites to success, but they certainly help.

In any case, some of my HS friends at the time were not so fortunate, and some of them are dead now ... and I remember others who drifted along like wastrels while their easiest, best, and most precious opportunities to succeed (i.e., studying & acquiring skills and experience) slowly slipped out of reach. Such a waste. You want to avoid that, trust me. The longer you wait, the harder and harder it gets to escape the relentless pull of mediocrity, sloth, failure, and (eventually) death. The pull never really goes away ... but it lessens with altitude, constant daily exertion, and the presence of friends who are struggling happily against the same relentless same pull. :)

Oh, I apologize for waxing maudlin and getting preechy. Back to the book ...

Although the inventory of drugs available today is slightly broader, the essential experience teen angst, drug abuse, and all the mental, physical and emotional hurdles that go along with it, haven't really changed much ... and for that reason, the book (IMO) has a certain timeless quality about it.

I agree ... for me, it was a 9 at the time I read it.

p.s. Dont forget to click on the "rate this book" link, in the detailed book view. :)
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Postby nzilla » Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:32 pm



Ever since I started equating correlation with causality, violent crime has fallen 58%.
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Postby Darb » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:18 pm

For those of you who have not read the book, but plan to, try to resist the urge to click on the spoilers above or below.



p.s. No offense intended ... I'm just sharing from personal experience, in the hopes it might help somebody.
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Postby nzilla » Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:25 pm

I have no opinion on the book itself, having not read it, but I just wanted to point out ...
Ever since I started equating correlation with causality, violent crime has fallen 58%.
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