History Literature / GoAskAlice

4th Oct '17 1:37:00 PM Pichu-kun
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** Carla catches her boyfriend Richie having sex with Ted. It's never clarified what Richie's sexuality was, but Carla seems to think he was gay.

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** Carla catches her [[spoiler:her boyfriend Richie Richie]] having sex with Ted.[[spoiler:Ted]]. It's never clarified what Richie's sexuality was, but Carla seems to think he was gay.



* GoodJewishBoy: Carla's friend Beth is a Good Jewish Girl whose parents keep on trying to get her to date Good Jewish Boys.
* GrowingUpSucks

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* GoodJewishBoy: Carla's friend Beth is a Good Jewish Girl whose parents keep on trying to get her to date Good Jewish Boys.
* GrowingUpSucks
GrowingUpSucks: Carla contemplates this idea several times.



* NewTransferStudent: The book begins with Carla moving to a new town a few pages in, Her awkwardness at her new school leads to her falling in with the wrong crowd.
* NiceJewishBoy: Carla's friend Beth is a Nice Jewish Girl whose parents keep on trying to get her to date Nice Jewish Boys.



* PoliticallyIncorrectProtagonist: Probably due to ValuesDissonance or maybe even the drugs, but Carla has nasty opinions on lgbt people. She uses slurs often. This even applies to her own bicuriosity.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectProtagonist: PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Probably due to ValuesDissonance or maybe even the drugs, but Carla has nasty opinions on lgbt people. She uses slurs often. This even applies to her own bicuriosity.



* WeightWoes: Prior to starting drugs, Carla was upset over weight and started fad dieting to lose weight.

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* WeightWoes: WeightWoe: Prior to starting drugs, Carla was upset over weight and started fad dieting to lose weight.weight.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: A girl that looks eighteen or nineteen is revealed to be only fourteen.
4th Oct '17 1:29:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* AnonymousAuthor: Or published as such, at any rate.



* DeathByDispair: After [[spoiler:Carla's grandfather]] dies, his wife stops eating and dies a few weeks later as well.

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* DeathByDispair: DeathByDespair: After [[spoiler:Carla's grandfather]] dies, his wife stops eating and dies a few weeks later as well.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: For an ''anti''-drug book, this book makes drugs sound downright magical. Carla devotes pages of detail to her experiences with LSD and marijuana--much more detail than she gives to any other aspect of her life.
4th Oct '17 12:47:29 PM Pichu-kun
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!! Provides examples of these tropes:

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!! Provides !!''Go Ask Alice'' provides examples of these tropes:



* AmbiguouslyBi:
** Carla mentions feeling attraction to girls at several points and even wonders if her RomanticTwoGirlFriendship is just a phase or something more.
** Carla catches her boyfriend Richie having sex with Ted. It's never clarified what Richie's sexuality was, but Carla seems to think he was gay.



* BreakTheCutie

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* BreakTheCutieBreakTheCutie: Carla starts out a peppy fifteen year old before getting mixed with drugs.



* CruelTwistEnding

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* CruelTwistEndingCruelTwistEnding: Carla's got her life back together, is making new friends, and has a boyfriend... [[spoiler: Then the epilogue notes that she died of a drug overdose two weeks later.]]



* DeathByDispair: After [[spoiler:Carla's grandfather]] dies, his wife stops eating and dies a few weeks later as well.



* DramaticIrony: Carla often mentions her feelings on death and dying. [[spoiler:Guess what happens to her?]] The same applies to her elation post-recovery.



* FantasyForbiddingParent: Minor character Mike's parents think only "weaklings and bums" are artists. This caused him to run away from home.
* FirstNameBasis: It's mentioned that the kids at [[spoiler:the youth center]] call everyone but the doctors by their given names.



* GoodJewishBoy: Carla's friend Beth is a Good Jewish Girl whose parents keep on trying to get her to date Good Jewish Boys.



* TheHeroDies: Carla dies [[spoiler:of an overdose two weeks after her final diary entry. It's unknown if it was accidental or [[DrivenToSuicide suicide]].]]



* MyNameIsNotShazam: As noted above, Alice is not the protagonist's name. Officially she's "anonymous", though a quote from a drug dealer's child indicates her name is possibly Carla (which is used on this entry).
** The MadeForTVMovie adaptation goes ahead and gives her name as Alice, presumably because ViewersAreMorons.

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* MyNameIsNotShazam: As noted above, Alice is not the protagonist's name. Officially she's "anonymous", though a quote from a drug dealer's child indicates her name is possibly Carla (which is used on this entry).
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entry). There ''is'' a minor character named "Alice", however she isn't the protagonist. The MadeForTVMovie adaptation goes ahead and gives her name as Alice, presumably because ViewersAreMorons.ViewersAreMorons.
* ParentalIncest: One character's step-father raped her.
* PoliticallyIncorrectProtagonist: Probably due to ValuesDissonance or maybe even the drugs, but Carla has nasty opinions on lgbt people. She uses slurs often. This even applies to her own bicuriosity.
* TheRunaway: At several points, Carla runs away from home off and goes on the bus to another city. She also meets several teens who have also ran away in the past.


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* TeenPregnancy: Carla has several scares starting when she loses her virginity at fifteen.


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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Epidemic considering the book's theme. The protagonist is barely fifteen when she spirals into a life full of promiscuity, heavy drug use, sexual abuse, and pill pushing. She mentions selling drugs to children as young as ''eight''. Several of the minor character had difficult lives from a young ages, such as how Babbie began using drugs at eleven and became a prostitute at twelve.
* WeightWoes: Prior to starting drugs, Carla was upset over weight and started fad dieting to lose weight.
23rd Jan '17 3:07:39 PM Bergamot
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: For an ''anti''-drug book, this book makes drugs sound downright magical. Carla devotes pages of detail to her experiences with LSD and marijuana--much more detail than she gives to any other aspect of her life.
19th Jun '16 10:17:43 PM gewunomox
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* AliceAllusion: In relay: the book is named from "White Rabbit", a song by the contemporary psychedelic band JeffersonAirplane who in turn saw drug imagery in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Carla in the novel also wonders if Creator/LewisCarroll was on drugs when he wrote it.

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* AliceAllusion: In relay: the book is named from "White Rabbit", a song by the contemporary psychedelic band JeffersonAirplane Music/JeffersonAirplane who in turn saw drug imagery in ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. Carla in the novel also wonders if Creator/LewisCarroll was on drugs when he wrote it.
7th Apr '16 1:50:07 PM Mdumas43073
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7th Apr '16 1:48:49 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted into a 1973 MadeForTVMovie starring Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/AndyGriffith, among others.

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Adapted into a 1973 MadeForTVMovie starring Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/AndyGriffith, Andy Griffith, among others.
7th Apr '16 1:48:32 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted into a 1973 MadeForTVMovie starring Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/AndyGriffith, among others.



** A MadeForTVMovie adaptation goes ahead and gives her name as Alice, presumably because ViewersAreMorons.

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** A The MadeForTVMovie adaptation goes ahead and gives her name as Alice, presumably because ViewersAreMorons.
28th Mar '16 8:16:36 PM Mdumas43073
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The portrayal of sixties hippie culture is limited. Tellingly, political protest and music are scarcely mentioned. It works best as a critique of the hedonistic excesses of the movement. As a "warning work" it has similarities to ''Literature/RequiemForADream''. It has a similar theme of disenchanted youth going off the rails as is found in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.

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The portrayal of sixties Sixties hippie culture is limited. Tellingly, political protest and music are scarcely mentioned. It works best as a critique of the hedonistic excesses of the movement. As a "warning work" it has similarities to ''Literature/RequiemForADream''. It has a similar theme of disenchanted youth going off the rails as is found in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.
28th Mar '16 8:15:22 PM Mdumas43073
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