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Slick's song is understood as using Carroll's story as a metaphor for a drug experience. The dates and locations mentioned in the book place its events as occurring between and in CaliforniaColoradoOregonand New York City.
The two towns in which the diarist's family reside during the story are not identified, and are only described as being college towns. The diarist's father, a college professor, accepts a dean position at a new college, causing the family to relocate.
The diarist has difficulty adjusting to her new school, but soon becomes best friends with a girl named Beth. When Beth leaves for summer camp, the diarist returns to her hometown to stay with her grandparents. She meets an old school acquaintance, who invites her to a party.
There, glasses of cola —some of which are laced with LSD —are served. The diarist unwittingly ingests LSD and has an intense and pleasurable trip.
Over the following days the diarist socializes with the other teens from the party, willingly uses more drugs, and loses her virginity while on LSD.
She worries that she may be pregnant, and her grandfather has a minor heart attack. Overwhelmed by her worries, the diarist begins to take sleeping pills, first stolen from her grandparents, then later prescribed by her doctor upon returning home.
Her friendship with Beth ends, as both girls have moved in new directions.
The diarist befriends a hip girl, Chris, with whom she continues to use drugs. They date college students Richie and Ted, who deal drugs and persuade the two girls to help them by selling drugs at schools.
When the girls walk in on Richie and Ted stoned and having sex with each other, they realize their boyfriends were just using them to make money.
The girls report Richie and Ted to the police and flee to San Francisco. Chris gets a job in a boutique with a glamorous older woman, Shelia. Shelia invites both girls to lavish parties, where they resume taking drugs. One night Shelia and her new boyfriend introduce the girls to heroin and brutally rape them while they are under the influence of the drug.
Traumatized, the diarist and Chris move to Berkeley where they open a jewelry shop. Although the shop is a success, they quickly grow tired of it and miss their families; they return home for a happy Christmas.
Back at home, the diarist encounters social pressure from her drug scene friends, and has problems getting along with her parents. Chris and the diarist try to stay away from drugs, but their resolve lapses and they end up on probation after being caught in a police raid.
The diarist gets high one night and runs away. She travels to several cities, hitchhiking partway with a girl named Doris who is a victim of child sexual abuse. The diarist continues to use drugs, supporting her habit through prostitutionand experiences homelessness before a priest reunites her with her family.
Now determined to avoid drugs, she faces hostility from her former friends, especially after she calls the parents of one girl who shows up high for a babysitting job. The diarist's former friends harass her at school and threaten her and her family. They eventually drug her against her will; she has a bad trip resulting in physical and mental damage, and is sent to a psychiatric hospital.
There she bonds with a younger girl named Babbie, who has also been a drug addict and child prostitute. Released from the hospital, the diarist returns home, finally free of drugs.
She now gets along better with her family, makes new friends, and is romantically involved with Joel, a responsible student from her father's college.
She is worried about starting school again, but feels stronger with the support of her new friends and Joel.Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks is an epistolary work, meaning that is structured as a series of entries such as letters or in this case, a diary.
In Go Ask Alice, the diary is written by a teenage girl over a two-year period and chronicles her experiences with drugs—mainly marijuana, acid, and speed. Go Ask Alice - Part 1 Summary & Analysis Beatrice Sparks This Study Guide consists of approximately 52 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Go Ask Alice.
Go Ask Alice is a fiction book about a teenage girl who develops a drug habit at age 15 and runs away from home on a journey of self-destructive escapism. Attributed to "Anonymous", the book is in diary form, and was originally presented as being the edited .
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks is an epistolary work, meaning that is structured as a series of entries such as letters or in this case, a diary. In Go Ask Alice, the diary is written by a teenage girl over a two-year period and chronicles her experiences with drugs—mainly marijuana, acid, and speed.
Beatrice Sparks is supposedly the author of this book, though, some claim that she is just the editor of this book. Characters.
Alice. Alice is the anonymous girl whose entries in a diary forms the story of the book Go Ask Alice. Hope this summary of Go Ask Alice teaches you to say no to drugs.
if you face any issues in your life turn. Summary Characters Author Why its banned Go Ask Alice Summary. By Beatrice Sparks Published January 1, Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster. Go Ask Alice is about a girl who gets drugged unknowingly.
When visiting her grandparents she meets a few people and hangs out with them and gets drugged. Even though she thought it wasn’t that.