Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Week: Review- Go Ask Alice

Alice Could be anyone
Alice Could be someone you know
Alice Uses drugs
Alice Could be YOU!!!
With over a million copies in print, Go Ask Alice has become a classic of our time. This powerful real-life diary of a teenager's struggle with the seductive — often fatal — world of drugs and addiction tells the truth about drugs in strong and authentic voice. Tough and uncompromising, honest and disturbing — and even more poignant today — Go Ask Alice is page-turning and provocative reading.  Summary courtesy of Barnes and Noble; Image Good Reads

I enjoyed this book and it was a quick easy read. This is the type of YA subject matter I like; kids on drugs, kids gone bad, kids taking the wrong path and whether or not they find their way back or end up six-feet under. This book is on the challenged/banned books list because it's 'real' and it deals with a subject matter that kids in this day and age are exposed to and participate in on an everyday basis. If I was a teenager growing up in the 21st century and I read this stuff I would stay as far away from drugs as possible and avoid getting pregnant. That would probably make me unpopular but being on the outs maybe a good thing.

Format: Paperback , 224pp
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Young Adult

★★★★ Really liked it

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