by Anonymous | Grades: 7-12 | Ages: 12+ | Lexile Level: 930
About Go Ask Alice by An Anonymous Teenager
In the 35 years since its original publication, this acclaimed, bestselling diary-format account of a teenage girl's harrowing descent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teens readers.
It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life.
"...a book that all teenagers and parents of teenagers should really read." --The Boston Globe
"This novel in diary form powerfully depicts the confusions of adolescence. Its impact cannot be denied." --School Library Journal
"An important book, this deserves as wide a readership as libraries can give it." --Library Journal
"[This] extraordinary work for teenagers is a document of horrifying reality and literary quality." --The New York Times