Therapist and mormon youth counselor beatrice sparks couldn't stay out of the limelight when go ask alice was swarmed with publicity she started making public appearances as the book's editor. Go ask alice by beatrice sparks (anonymous) 5/5 stars the anonymous “alice” is a 15 year old girl who gets caught up in the world of drugs after unknowingly trying a drink laced with lsd at a party after that one drink, she can’t stop thinking about that initial high and seeks out other drugs. Go ask alice by beatrice sparks is a novel about a troubled teenage girl, written in the first person as diary entries the name of the main character is never discovered, and the cover of the novel even says that its writer is anonymous.
Reading go ask alice—the so-called real diary, first published in 1971, of an anonymous girl who took drugs and died—is an experience so widely shared that there’s little point personalizing iteveryone who encounters go ask alice goes through the same four stages: titillated horror, for the young reader, at the book’s dramatic depictions of drug use. This book is crap on its own 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.
― beatrice sparks, go ask alice 172 likes like see all beatrice sparks's quotes » polls what frequently challenged or banned book for children or young adults (or book about banning books) should we read in july and august the chocolate war by robert cormier 25 votes, 275% to. Go ask alice by beatrice sparks: discussion i decided to do a discussion of go ask alice by beatrice sparks instead of a review because of the contiversial nature of this book the synopsis.
This book socks readers in the gut only parents can decide if they want their children to read go ask alice they know their children best, and may wish to read the book themselves before deciding clearly, the book is intense: it graphically describes the waking hell into which the main character descends, her heartfelt but futile battles to return home and stay clean, her pleas to god to.
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. 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 the books deal with topical issues such as drug abuse, satanism, teenage pregnancy or aids, and are presented as cautionary tales. Although go ask alice has been credited to an anonymous author since its publication, and was originally promoted as the real, albeit edited, diary of a real teenage girl, over time the book has come to be regarded by researchers as a fake memoir written by beatrice sparks, possibly with the help of one or more co-authors.
Go ask alice is a book like no other no one knows who wrote it, but you can`t help but feel a connection to the girl go ask alice is about a girl who goes from being a straight-a, well behaved teenager, to a broken young girl. Go ask alice is a book like no other no one knows who wrote it, but you can`t help but feel a connection to the girl go ask alice is about a girl who goes from being a straight-a, well behaved teenager, to a broken young girl through out the book we see the reality of drugs and what they can destroy. 1-12 of 13 results for books: go ask alice beatrice sparks go ask alice beatrice sparks cancel book format: paperback | kindle edition | hardcover go ask alice jan 1, 2006 by anonymous paperback avg customer review 4 stars & up & up 3 stars & up & up 2 stars & up & up.