Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Tim and Alex . We hear this several times throughout the book, that the girl has a younger brother named Tim and a younger sister named Alexandria, that she often calls Alex.
|What is the name of the girl that puts LSD in candy without our subject being aware?||"Go Ask Alice" Quiz
Jan. Jan is the very mean girl that continued to harass our subject girl when she was trying to come clean off of the drugs. It was this incident with the candy that led our subject into the mental institution.
Jill. The friend's name was Jill, and she gave LSD to our subject girl without consent, in a game she called "Button, button, who's got the button?"
Mr. Mellani. Mr. Mellani was the girl's boss for a short time while she lived in San Francisco, and was very nice to her the entire time.
Chris. Chris is the female friend that the girl runs away to San Francisco with, Beth was her first friend after she moved to the new house with her parents, Jackie was another drug friend, and Babbie was in the institution.
103 pounds. Although she does not record her weight often, the smallest that we know she got was 103 pounds, as she indicates in her September 21 entry, from the middle year.
2 years, 5 days. The first entry of the book is September 16, and the last is September 21, two years and 5 days later.
Being eaten by maggots and worms.. This fear is presented several times throughout the book, and more so after the girl's grandfather dies and she has to deal directly with his death. Then when she uses acid, her fears become her reality.
2. Coincidentally, both times she runs away, the entries of her diary are very mixed and confused, and none of them have dates provided; as stated earlier, the girl had no sense of time.
July 10. Not only did she provide an entry on July 10, but she also writes in several other entries that July 10 was the date in which she first tried drugs, or when she first "got on".
September 20. We learn this because the girl provides entries on those days explaining that it is her birthday. Three birthdays pass through the duration of this book, and the middle one goes completely unnoticed by the girl herself.
We never learn. The main character's name is never revealed. The title "Go Ask Alice" is actually derived from the Jefferson Airplane song entitled "White Rabbit" which is based entirely on drugs, similar to the book itself.
Go Ask Alice. "Go Ask Alice" was an international best seller, and it appeared as a made-for-TV movie in 1973. William Shatner plays the doomed girl's father.
She has an eating disorder.. Kim is a college student who wants to be a gymnast. However she thinks she would perform better if she was skinnier, even though she is not overweight. Kim becomes bulimic, which eventually causes her to have worse health problems.
A substitute school teacher. Another book "edited" by Beatrice Sparks is "Treacherous Love", the diary of confused and victimized 14-year old Jennie. After her father leaves, Jennie's mother becomes depressed and distant. Jennie also become romantically involved with Mr. Johnstone, her substitute math teacher. While she continues to love him, she also feels their relationship is wrong. Finally she learns that he never really loved her and had a history of becoming involved with underage girls.
14. Like most of her books, "Annie's Baby" says it was edited by Beatrice Sparks and the author is an "anonymous teenager". In this book 14-year old Annie becomes involved with 16-year old Danny. When she discovers she is pregnant by him, her diary becomes her outlet for the confusion she feels about him and her life. In the book, Annie even goes to visit Dr. Sparks to talk about her feelings.
1971. "Go Ask Alice" is the realistic diary of a 15-year old drug user. Throughout the book, she runs away from home twice, gets involved with the wrong crowd, and even lands in a institution. "Go Ask Alice" was published as "a real diary", but it was said to have been just a warning to teens during the rise of drug culture, and not based on fact.