History Literature / GoAskAlice

28th Nov '15 9:52:23 AM NTC3
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8th Nov '15 6:19:02 PM nombretomado
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* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' the same way ''RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.
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* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' the same way ''RequiemForADream'' ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.
8th Nov '15 6:18:52 PM nombretomado
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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 ''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 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 ''RequiemForADream''.''Literature/RequiemForADream''. It has a similar theme of disenchanted youth going off the rails as is found in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.
11th Mar '15 11:49:02 PM jormis29
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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: The fact that the book follows this [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.asp is cited by]] {{Snopes}} as evidence that it is fake. After all, one would expect a real teenage girl's diary to ramble on about silly gossip rather than focusing so much on her plot-relevant drug addiction. When this first came out, many reviewers simply assumed it had been edited to take out all the chit chat.
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* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: The fact that the book follows this [[http://www.snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.asp is cited by]] {{Snopes}} ''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'' as evidence that it is fake. After all, one would expect a real teenage girl's diary to ramble on about silly gossip rather than focusing so much on her plot-relevant drug addiction. When this first came out, many reviewers simply assumed it had been edited to take out all the chit chat.
14th Jan '15 10:28:01 PM JMQwilleran
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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: Though it's marketed as the real-life diary of a teenage girl, the copyright page gives you the truth: "This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author's imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental."
2nd Dec '14 5:07:33 PM Bergamot
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++Ironically, the success of ''Go Ask Alice'' convinced the family of "Jay" to give their son's journal to Sparks for editing, assuming she would turn the journal into a cautionary tale for other parents of at-risk children. In reality, "Jay" was a mere depressed, troubled teen who committed suicide. Sparks expanded a single mention of Satanism into a major theme of the book and invented journal entries to support the Satanism theme. Jay's parents later claimed that Sparks had ruined their lives and tarnished their son's memory.

* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' the same way ''RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.
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* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' the same way ''RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.

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* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' the same way ''RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.HigherUnderstandingThroughDrugs: Many of Carla's drug experience have a distinctly religious feel.

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* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' *MarijuanaIsLSD: Apparently, marijuana was ''much'' better in the same way ''RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.60s.

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* DrugsAreBad: Basically ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Book]]'' SlippingAMickey: How the same way ''RequiemForADream'' is ''[[DrugsAreBad Drugs Are Bad: The Movie]]''.protagonist gets her first hit of LSD. She immediately spirals headlong into full-blown drug experimentation and addiction.
16th Jul '14 1:58:52 PM margdean56
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The novel at first seems to end on a high, so to speak, with Carla reunited with her family, off drugs, with a boyfriend named Joel and showing greater maturity. [[spoiler: A epilogue slams that with a DownerEnding.]]
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The novel at first seems to end on a high, so to speak, with Carla reunited with her family, off drugs, with a boyfriend named Joel and showing greater maturity. [[spoiler: A An epilogue slams that with a DownerEnding.]]
16th Jul '14 1:58:20 PM margdean56
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In San Francisco they move into a small apartment and get jobs. Their vow to stay clean does not last-in fact they use harder drugs. While on heroin at a party, both girls are raped. A long series of unpleasant events follows. Carla gets on and off drugs over and over again. Chris gets in trouble with the police and Carla returns home, but upon being harassed by other stoner kids since they think she's a "squealer", she's framed for drug possession and is sent to an asylum, where she sorta bonds with a younger and even more broken girl named Babbie.
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In San Francisco they move into a small apartment and get jobs. Their vow to stay clean does not last-in last--in fact they use harder drugs. While on heroin at a party, both girls are raped. A long series of unpleasant events follows. Carla gets on and off drugs over and over again. Chris gets in trouble with the police and Carla returns home, but upon being harassed by other stoner kids since they think she's a "squealer", she's framed for drug possession and is sent to an asylum, where she sorta bonds with a younger and even more broken girl named Babbie.
17th Jun '14 4:12:41 PM Noraneko
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* [[spoiler:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]]]
17th Jun '14 3:59:31 PM Noraneko
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* CruelTwistEnding

* DownerEnding: At first you think it's going to have a happy ending with the main character changing her life for the better. But then in the epilogue, you find out that [[spoiler:she died three weeks later of an overdose. It's not clear if it was an accidental one or if she was killed by other drug addicts.]]
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* DownerEnding: At first you think it's going to have a happy ending with the main character changing her life for the better. But then in the epilogue, you find out that [[spoiler:she died three weeks later of an overdose. It's not clear if it was an accidental one or if she it was killed a suicide by other drug addicts.premeditated overdose.]]

* DownerEnding: At first HopeSpot: [[spoiler:Just when you think it's going to have a happy ending with Carla's on the main character changing her life for right track to a bright, successful future, [[SuddenDownerEnding literally the better. But then in the epilogue, last page]] tells you find out that [[spoiler:she she died three weeks later of an overdose. It's not clear if it was an accidental one or if she was killed by other a drug addicts.overdose and her body was found by her parents after coming home from a night out.]]

* 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 really Carla.
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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 really Carla.possibly Carla (which is used on this entry).
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