Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice is a book I had been curious about from the moment I first heard about it. I don’t know how old I was but I remember that it seemed like something my mom wouldn’t want me to read, so of course I was immediately interested. At the time I thought it was a true story but I think some of my friends telling me it may not be had an effect on the fact that I never read it until now.
It is heartbreaking and intense and feels so real. I would recommend it to everyone who can get through the subject matter. There were moments that were very difficult to read but in the end I think the story was worth it. There were moments in the story where the writing was so vivid it was frightening.
I don’t really know how to talk about it without giving parts but the basic details are obvious. Girl goes to a party, has her first experience with drugs, and the rest is the roller-coaster ride of her successes and failures trying to get her life back on track. I will say when she would have good times after doing something stupid, I would almost hope it didn’t work out for her because I didn’t want it to look too easy. I was worried that the things she went through would be taken too lightly. There were, however, enough ups and downs throughout the story to satisfy me. I was so satisfied with the end of the book and then I read the epilogue and it took my breath away.
I am so glad I finally read it.
*I read this book as part of the Shelf Discovery Challenge.**Source: Purchased with my own sweet loot.