Go Ask Alice

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ISBN: 0689817851 Global Overview for this book
Registered by hagathorn of Grand Island, New York USA on 2/21/2008
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by hagathorn from Grand Island, New York USA on Thursday, February 21, 2008
One of my neice's books.

Journal Entry 2 by hagathorn at on Monday, April 07, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (4/7/2008 UTC) at



Winner of my rabck drawing for my Luck of the Irish. By the way, this book is not in the Netherlands!

Enjoy the book, Jenny C1230 !

Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, April 14, 2008
Thank you so much for the book Hagathorn! After I read it I will probably make it into a Ray it Forward or a Bookring. Thank you very much!

If you see anything on my available list that you would like please tell me and I will send it to you. :-)

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Book Review by acountkel on Amazon.com:

I have just finished reading Go Ask Alice. It's not a long book but a great book all the same. It tells us the thoughts of Alice's in her own words, written to her beloved diary, the only thing she felt she could confide in. It shows us how easy it could be to be drawn into the world of drugs, even when, as with Alice, it's not through your own choice (her 'friends' thought it would be fun to load bottles of cola with LSD!). Alice also shows us what a vicious circle it can be, even when she was trying to go straight and seemed to be succeeding, her earlier acquaintances wouldn't take no for an answer. You almost feel Alice's emotions through her words, her love, her hate, her pain, her disappointment (for those people in her life but mostly in herself). Not to preach, but if parents and schools only have one book on their bookself to refer to about drug use and it's effects this should be it. Buy it and make sure your children or school pupils read it. Alice decided that she wanted to help kids that had been in her positon and lived through what she had lived through, unfortunately this cannot be achieved in her life but hopefully it can be achieved through her words to her diary.

This story turns out NOT to be written by a teenager.
Here's the story: Go Ask Alice - Urban Legend

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I finished reading this book this morning. My best friend Beth and I in high school decided to make a pact to never try drugs after reading this book. I still love the book! Even knowing that it is not a "real" diary, it is very realistic. I worked in a rehab for teenagers and a lot of them would tell me their "story". Many of them had this same story. Most of them came from good families, who loved them and cared for them. One thing that rang really true is that so many kids who do drugs "get clean" then go back to their life and get back on drugs. Their friends who do drugs don't understand why you won't do drugs anymore and so if you ignore them then you have no friends. But if you start hanging with them you are too tempted to start doing drugs again. This is the story all the kids told me at the rehab center.

It's a very good story and I think most teenagers should read it.

I also read James Frey's book A Million Little Pieces. I didn't know it wasn't real until later, but the same thing, it is a good story. It's supposed to be completely true, but it has been embellished. He shouldn't have said it was all completely true, but it's still a good story!

I'm going to see if anyone is interested in a bookring with this or maybe a Ray it Forward.

Journal Entry 6 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, April 18, 2008
This is an International Bookray for Go Ask Alice by: Anonymous. This is an Open Bookray until it reaches its final destination! Then the last person on the list will either continue the Bookray or Ray it Forward to another bookcrosser.

1. When you receive book, please make a journal entry.
2. PM the next person on the list for their address. (Always check to make sure the list hasn’t changed.) Make sure the person is able to take the book.
3. After you read the book, tell us what you thought of the book.
4. When you mail the book, make another journal entry to let us know.
5. Try to keep the book for only a month. If you are having trouble please PM me or e-mail me.: j(dot)Chaban(at)Comcast(dot)net
6. If you see anyone on this list who is a known staller of bookrings please let me know that too!
7. At the end please continue the Bookray or Ray it Forward to another bookcrosser.
8. Most importantly have fun and enjoy the book!! Thank you!


Participant list:

1. Mysticalzoe (New Hampshire)
2. flossie771 (Georgia)
3. pzarks/Intl. (Oregon)
4. Vamperstein8782/UK/Europe preferred (UK)
5. ACE-W/UK-Europe preferred (UK)
6. frangelle/Intl. (UK)
7. OnlyLiana/Intl. (UK)
8. Supertalya/Intl. (Korea/U.S. Miltary address)
9. tootshelling/Intl. (Germany)

<---Original book is lost in the mail!
10. gringuitica/Intl. (Costa Rica) *Asked to be skipped*
11. MamaLaLa (New Hampshire)
12. kerbam1421/US only (Maryland)
13. jujuks (Portugal) <---Replacement book started here!

Your Name Here!

Last person continue the Bookray or Ray it Forward to another Bookcrosser!

July 2009 - This bookray seems to be lost in the mail so a replacement book will be going to gringuitica soon! Thanks to rapturina!

Go Ask Alice - Replacement Copy

Journal Entry 7 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, May 02, 2008
Mailed to Mysticalzoe on May 2nd. USPS Delivery Confirmation # 03070020000022320944

Journal Entry 8 by mysticalzoe from Gardiner, Maine USA on Monday, May 05, 2008
Got in the mail today, boy a lot of surprises, i'll start this reading this today as I have an hour to read, before my 5 year old gets bored of Spongebob. Will PM next person for their address and get this back asap. Thanks for sharing!


Okay for starters this book scared the crap outta me. I am 31 years old and it scared me. Mainly because we still have a nasty drug problem in the USA. If it's not LSD, Acid, heroin, or pot. It's Meth, prescription drugs, or insect repellant. I am glad I read this book, and i am now going to make it mandatory that each of my kids read this book, at the age of 12. If not for educational purposes at least to see what the world of drugs does to a young person, heck even older people. Thanks for sharing this book, I'll be sendgin it out tomorrow.

Released 11 yrs ago (5/7/2008 UTC) at Controlled release sent to fellow bookcrosser Book in Londonderry, New Hampshire USA



sent off today, via First class.

Journal Entry 10 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Friday, May 09, 2008
This book just arrived today. I am so excited. This is my first bookring. I will try to get it read this weekend.

Journal Entry 11 by Flossie771 from Villa Rica, Georgia USA on Monday, May 12, 2008
This book was quite disturbing. I read it as a teenager, but I think it affected me more now that I am a parent.
I mailed it to the next person on the bookring on May 12,2008.

Journal Entry 12 by pzarks from Portland, Oregon USA on Thursday, May 15, 2008
The book arrived safely today. I'm almost finished with my current book, so I'm planning on starting this over the weekend.
Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 13 by pzarks from Portland, Oregon USA on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I finished this while I was on vacation. It was a quick, easy read. I can see how this book would scare teenagers away from trying drugs. Some of the scenes were very sad and disturbing, even though it isn't really a true story. I felt like the 'diary' ended on a nice note and I could have done without the epilogue.
Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 14 by pzarks at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck in Portland, Oregon USA on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (5/21/2008 UTC) at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Rabck in Portland, Oregon USA



Mailed to Vamperstein8782 in the UK to continue the bookring

Journal Entry 15 by AMJ-898913 on Thursday, May 29, 2008
Arrived safely, thanks, and the list has been reunited :)

Journal Entry 16 by AMJ-898913 on Sunday, June 22, 2008
Sorry for holding this up - I actually finished reading a couple of weeks ago but have been plagued by internet problems since so haven't been able to update.

Anyway, I'm not sure that "enjoyable" is the right word to use to describe my experience in reading this, given the subject matter, but it certainly wasn't a book I regretted taking the time to read. While I think it would have been a lot better had it actually been a real teenage diary from the era it still has quite an impact, and if it stops just one young person from getting hooked on drugs then I would say it has served its purpose.

Getting posted out tomorrow to ACE-W
Thanks for sharing

Journal Entry 17 by ACE-W from Blandford Forum, Dorset United Kingdom on Friday, June 27, 2008
Received through the post today from Vamperstein8782. Many thanks. I have a couple of others to get through first but will read this and pass it on as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 18 by ACE-W from Blandford Forum, Dorset United Kingdom on Sunday, July 13, 2008
I have been looking for a copy of this book for a while, having read it before as a teenager when it had quite an impact on me. The story was more shocking and darker than I remembered it. It reminds me how self-destructive human beings can be. Thanks for the opportunity to read it JennyC1230. I will pass this on to frangelle as soon as I have an address.

Released 10 yrs ago (7/14/2008 UTC) at to the next participant in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



Posted to the next participant today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 20 by frangelle on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Received today thankyou, will read then move on x

Journal Entry 21 by frangelle on Wednesday, August 06, 2008
I am so glad this story is not true, as it was horrifying!!! I got to (what I thought was the last page) and thought 'aw that's nice' and then noticed the epilogue which sent a shiver down my spine. Then come on here and read another journal saying it's a fake, which relieved me a bit. Although we have to be aware that these things ARE happening in the world today.

On its way to OnlyLiana now, hope you like it! x

Journal Entry 22 by OnlyLiana from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 15, 2008
Arrived safetly this morning. Perfect timing as i'm just about to finish reading Casino Royale. I'll start reading this either this evening or tomorrow. Cheers.

Journal Entry 23 by OnlyLiana from Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I think perhaps my experience of this book was tainted by the fact I already knew it was a fake. I didn't feel any sympathy for the character like I would have done if I thought it was genuine.
Will post on tomorrow to Supertalya.

Journal Entry 24 by Supertalya on Thursday, September 04, 2008
Just received it in the post today! I have a few rings ahead of it, but it looks like a quick read.

Update: Pretty scary book. I remember high school and it would have been pretty easy to go down the same road as the main character. I was in high school 10 years ago and I don't see very much changing anytime soon. When I have children, I would like them to read this as teenagers. I know it ended up being a fake diary but it could have very been true.

I just asked for the next reader's address.

Journal Entry 25 by Supertalya at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 10, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (10/9/2008 UTC) at Book Ring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



On its way to the next reader.

Journal Entry 26 by tootshelling from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, November 06, 2008
I've got a ring ahead of this one but it will be a quick read.

Will update posts when progress is made!

Just as good as I remembered it from when I was young.

PMing next in line for addy

Thanks for sharing!!

Journal Entry 27 by tootshelling at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Monday, March 16, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (3/16/2009 UTC) at Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg Germany



It off! Hope you make it safe & sound, little book...

Journal Entry 28 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, July 06, 2009
This book was mailed in March and still hasn't reached Costa Rica, so I think it is lost in the mail! Gringuicita has asked to be skipped.

Rapturina has an available copy of it and is letting me use this, so it will soon be travelling Mamalala.

Go Ask Alice - Replacement Copy

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