Text type: Novel
Go Ask Alice Anonymous is based on a true story about a 15-year-old girl who gets given LSD at a party and loves the feeling of the drugs. Alice was once a shy innocent girl who got sucked into the world of drugs because of her need to be accepted. Although she did not even know what was happening to herself and did not plan drug use. But her ‘friends’ who drugged her unknowingly began the end of Alice’s life.
This novel shows the extreme lengths of negative drug use and what one will do just to feel the sense of belonging. As she struggles to keep sane and grips on to reality, she gets more addicted to drugs. Her journey starts off with drinking a soda laced with LSD and getting drugged by her ‘friends’ at a high school party. At the time she had no clue what was going on but her thoughts seemed to enjoy the feeling she got. “It was so beautiful I could not stand the sight of it.” Her enjoyment of drugs led her to another world of horrible things, but her desperation of being accepted to her new school was far more important in her eyes. “They accepted me like I had always been one of their crowd.” Like most teens fitting in is important and can be very hard at times. I, in all honesty think it is important to fit in and feel accepted. I can see that Alice was just trying to fit in, although she was getting negative peer pressure to do the wrong thing.
Negative peer pressure is one of the most powerful themes in Go ask Alice Anonymous. As her writing continues, we discover that she even sells drugs to primary school kids and to her classmates because of the negative pressure from her boyfriend, Richie. Toward the end of the book, when Alice is attempting to stay clean once again, she realizes that it will not be as easy as she had hoped. “The kids have really started hassling me. Twice today Jan banged into me...