Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice Summary

A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale.

January 24th
After you’ve had it, there isn't even life without drugs…

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.

Read her diary.
Enter her world.
You will never forget her.

For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful—and as timely—today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.

Book Reviews


Amazing5 star

This book was literally painful to read, but so worth it. I read this at 12, probably should have waited a year or two but the hate is unneeded. This book is spectacular and I suggest it to anyone wanting to ‘feel something’ when they read their next book.55


Recommended5 star

Read this book when I was a teenager and it’s one of my favorites55


Amazing story5 star

Read this when I was 14, read it again now at age 22. Still as compelling as I remember. Really resonates with you.55

Indiana Goof

A FAKE book1 star

All this time later, and STILL Beatrice Sparks’s embarrassingly fake book gets treated as fact?! Why read and support this trash when there are so many genuinely reliable accounts of drug abuse published?15


one of my favorite books!5 star

i love this book so much, definitely hard to put down once you started reading55


Still Relevant5 star

I think every teenage girl should read this book. I read it the first time when I was 15. I have recommended it to every teenage girl I know, and now it’s time for me to give it to my teenage daughter. The content is a tough read but that’s the point, in one way or another we can all relate to “Alice”.55


Not what I expected or wanted, but ok2 star

At first I thought it felt a little inauthentic. Like it’s a book about drug use but the escalation is insane. It reads like a cop pretending to narrate the life of a drug dealer. When I looked up the book and found the author was a psychologist, it really all made sense. I was hoping for a relatable, nuanced book but this was not that. It felt like thinly disguised anti drug propaganda. Also the ending sucked. With all the negatives out of the way I kind of did enjoy reading the book, but more so to hear how a psychologist thinks the reality is, compared to what I know and what I’ve gathered from others.25


Loved it5 star

This was such a real book. I can really relate.55


este libro apesta1 star

está bien aburrido y corto, el personaje principal apesta15


It's ok2 star

Not that great but it kept my attention25

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