Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Go Ask Alice - Anonymous

'No one can read this book without crying for the young who find the world we have built too much to bear.'
-Sunday Mirror


CORGI BOOKS 0 552 09332 7
SECOND PRINTING 1974 (1973)
LONDON, UK
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY EYRE METHUEN 1972

YOU CAN'T ASK ALICE ANYTHING ANYMORE.

BUT YOU CAN DO SOMETHING-READ HER DIARY. STRONG, PAINFULLY HONEST, CANDID. THE ACTUAL STORY OF A DESPERATE GIRL ON DRUGS AND ON THE RUN WHO ALMOST MADE IT.

"Go Ask Alice is a very frightening book-not because it is a story of how drugs can kill, but because it offers an insight, of remarkable naive force, into a style of life...because it is one person's story...because Alice was a born writer, with a natural gift of language and observation. It's not an enjoyable book but it is short and powerful-and dangerous-not for children."
Ray Gosling, The Times

"It shows the complexity of modern life, the awful pressures which plague even the 15-year-old who needs all her energies to cope with growing, it shows the realities of the much-discussed generation gap, the isolation of one who wanders off the track and, alone, finds it impossible to fight her way back."
The Guardian

"Everyone who reads it must ask that most agonising of all questions: 'Can it be that love is not enough?'"
Sunday Mirror

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