First paperback edition march 1998 go ask alice taken from white rabbit, written by grace slick. If youd like, click here for a printable list to take to the library. Everything seems normal at first, but that soon changes when she is enticed into the world of drugs. In the body of the letter, mention specific books youve read and tell. Go ask alice should be banned from middle school and elementary libraries and only permitted at the high school level because of the use of vulgar language, the use of illegal substances, and the explicit descriptions of the activities being done throughout the book. This story follows the typical template for the say no to drugs genre of liturature. Books to teach letter a another measured mom book list. Go ask alice banned book project go ask alice when the.
There have been books that made me laugh out loud, and even more that have made me cry. There are many quotations from the novels and from austens letters. Bookbrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfictionbooks that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Many of my students wrote to various authors and received replies this year. But author, im not writing this open letter because i want to think about the bad times. Then someone else introduced her to torpedoes and speed and she filled in with tranquilizers and sleeping pills and dexies until she split. Printable letter book print out all letter booklet pages and assemble booklet. I think you mean go ask alice by anonymous aka beatrice sparks, but anywho. Let children respond and then click on the picture and ask, what is the first letter of this pictures name. Have you seen my collection of little letter books. Some sources have also named linda glovach as a coauthor of the book. A book report on go ask alice english literature essay.
A dark and edgy firstperson cautionary tale about how one girls seemingly minor choices quickly spiraled into a life as a sex worker in the tradition of go ask alice and lucy in. As anonymous herself says, the diary is her one consistent best friend. Go ask alice is a supposed diary of a young girl caught up in the wild life of drug abuse in the late 1960s. Go ask alice when the book was first published in 1971, the novel had no known author or editor as the cover stated anonymous. Alice is eighteen and very unwilling to read jane austen but the author provides a background to austens writing and shows alice how you need to read jane austen in the context of her world. It was reported as unsold and destroyed to the publisher and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this stripped book. Go ask alice was published anonymously in 1971, but in the last two decades, it still lives in the top 25 most frequently banned books, according to the american library association.
January 24th after youve had it, there isnt even life without drugs it started when she was served a soft drink laced with lsd in a dangerous party game. These book discussion questions are highly detailed and will ruin plot points if you have not read the book. If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. The author is trying so hard to sound like a teenager who knows about drugs. Go ask alice is based on the actual diary of a fifteenyearold drug user. Hi majorbabs i noticed that you also have the shadow of the wind in your library, along with the historian. Go ask alice is also an epistolary work, a narrative constructed by letters in this. The book club provides a seal of approval that can still, we hope, be changed. Writing to an author today youre going to write a friendly letter to your favorite author and send it in the mail. She is best known for writing the harry potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the bestselling book. On a clean sheet of paper, write a letter to your favorite author. How the story elements such as setting, characters, tone, etc. Alphabet book letter a helps teach the critical alphabetic principle to emerging readers.
Some people maintain that alice in wonderland can only have been written by an author with considerable hallucinogenic mushroom experience under their belt. Nowadays ya lit is pretty universal harry potter really opened the doors for people to read childrens books no matter what their agebut in 1971 when our book was written that wasnt really the case. A direct intercept of the youthful drug experience this dear diary record is the second heads you lose, p. To recipient, autographed at the request of your name best wishes, pete earley will make one of my books unique as a gift. Be sure your letter has a date, salutation, body, closing, and signature.
Contemporary fiction, womens lives and relationships tone. Created during the height of the drug era, the girl could be anyone from this time who found him or herself seduced by the mindaltering affects of marijuana, lsd, bennies, dexies, and heroin. He identified linda glovach, an author of youngadult novels, as one of the preparerslets call them forgersof go ask alice, although he did not give his source for this claim. Government intervention has created some benefits for favelas, like paved roads and child care, but the author maintains that these programs are topdown and are often. I hope you enjoy this collection of books for letter a.
But she just cant resist the way the drugs make her feelbeautiful and popular and connected to the world around her. She even sold drug to the kids on the grade school. The notion that this elderly dame and the sevenyearold of the books were one and the same person took root in received opinion, and there it has stuck. Go ask alice is still awash in controversy, 43 years. This letter is not written to attack cummins, a fellow writer whose. S only, please will receive a copy of still alice, signed by the author. Use the alphabet books to acquaint children with objects that start with the target letter and sound, and to introduce them to concepts of print. Throughout the whole book, it brought the readers attention by giving us enough details. Overall, we had about a 50% success rate and learned a few things along the way. A teenager whose life is dominated by her drug problems recounts in her diary her experiences from her indoctrination into the. How does the author characterize government and ngo attempts to interact with the favelas. The names of the places arent mentioned, but a part of the story takes place in san francisco, thats where she goes with her friend chris.
Realistic fiction, drug abuse fiction, diary fiction 4. Each book has six rhymes and songs highlighting a letter of the alphabet. Go ask alice is a reference to a jefferson airplane song called white rabbit, which alludes to rampant hallucinogenic drug use in lewis carrolls alice in wonderland. In the same vein, go ask alice is young adult literature because thats the audience it was specifically geared toward.
It is, however, a highly personal and specific chronicle. Im writing because i want to thank you for the good times. Almost home annies baby basketball diaries, jim carroll beauty queen checkers cut a recent one about treatment of a self mutilator dear miffy which is full of really foul language beware dont you dare read this, mrs. This study guide consists of approximately 52 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of go ask alice. Beatrice sparks was an american therapist and mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the real diaries of troubled teenagers. As powerfuland as timelytoday as ever, go ask alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction. Heres a chance to receive a personalized letter from an author that can be inserted inside a print edition of the book that you are giving over the holidays or added into a card announcing an ebook purchase. Beatrice sparks was an american therapist and mormon youth counselor who was known for producing books purporting to be the real diaries of troubled.
Around mid1980s, a supposed editor of the book was uncovered. 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. Go ask alice is a memoir that follows the diary of a teenage girl during the late sixties. See more ideas about letter of the week, books and book letters. Go ask alice is a 1971 fiction book about a teenage girl who develops a drug addiction at age. Each page contains a picture and word that represent the featured letter. Go ask alice is written as the diary of a fifteenyearold girls daytoday struggle with drug addiction. The body of the letter must include at least two paragraphs stating what the child thought of the book. Go ask alice is a controversial 1971 book about the life of a troubled teenage girl. But from a stack of thirty books i might choose only ten. Here youll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, kindle ebooks, audible audiobooks, and so much more. Richie only lets alice come over to restock her acid supply.
Rowling, is a british author, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. The books deal with topical issues such as drug abuse, satanism, teenage pregnancy or aids, and are presented as cautionary tales. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Her habit eventually becomes a problem, leading her to run away from home numerous times, before landing herself into serious danger. Go ask alice title was inspired from thelyrics jefferson airplane white rabbit 3. Fifth grade lesson write a letter to an author betterlesson. As an amazon associate i earn from qualifying purchases. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, teachingbooks supports the first amendment and celebrates the right to read.
Alices deeply in love with richie and she wanted to spend as much time with him as she can. There is nothing like getting a personal letter from an author to peak interest in a book. All picture source titles are hyperlinked to the pages that they appear on this site. A random winner will be drawn on november 1st to mark the beginning of alzheimers awareness month. The book purports to be the actual diary of an anonymous teenage girl who died of a drug overdose in the late 1960s and is therefore presented as a testimony against drug use. If the book is fictional, or a fictionalized diary, the author still allows alice to. Beatrice sparks, a teen psychologist and mormon youth counselor was uncovered to have actually written the majority if not the whole entire novel. Point to an image and ask, what is this object called. Throughout the book the authors own love of jane austens work shines through. It is not a definitive statement on the middleclass, teenage drug world.
Every time after she uses, she feels guilty and low and vows to stay away. Go ask alice by anonymous about the book she doesnt want to get hooked on drugs. Go ask alice and over 8 million other books are available for amazon kindle. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. How does the author characterize government and ngo. Door gebruik te maken van of door hieronder op akkoord te klikken, ga je akkoord met onze gebruiksvoorwaarden en geef je. For thirtyfive years, the acclaimed, bestselling firstperson account of a teenage girls harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. I have read two of her books, labyrinth and sepulchre.
I want to thank you for the books that made me think and for the books that made me smile. I think this book writes in a interesting way while it teaches us a life lesson by expressing in diary form. Alice and chris are thinking about quitting their jobs. Only parents can decide if they want their children to read go ask alice. Let children click on the letter to hear the sound. Three wishes, the last anniversary, the hypnotists love story the husbands secret, truly madly guilty, and big little lies discussion questions 1. The author is trying so hard to sound like a teenager who knows about drugs that it is. Linkletter, who had become a prominent antidrug crusader after the 1969 suicide of his daughter diane, also helped publicize the book. As such, we hope it will provide insights into the. As powerfuland as timelytoday as ever, go ask alice remains the. Alice, once a shy, innocent girl, is sucked into the heartless world of drugs because of her need to be accepted.233 401 46 889 59 469 1021 232 509 1520 1000 493 73 1252 1583 1317 1560 1567 181 1485 72 741 872 41 620 856 1061 643 560 991 1113 242 46 49 164 432 133 1312 432 333