Critic’s Corner: Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

June Jordet

News Editor

4 out of 5 stars
Compiled of journal entries written by a fifteen year old in the 1970’s, this fictional novel follows the life of a young and impressionable girl as she spirals into the dark world of drugs after her drink is laced with LSD at a friend’s party. Each entry is told with excruciating detail that will pull at every emotion inside as she experiences new things, both exciting and heart-wrenching. The novel is written from a teenage point of view and is not a difficult read, but it is the remarkably candid words used to describe the cataclysmic consequences of her choices that really pull the reader in to not just read the girl’s story, but to endure it with her. This is a fabulous read, and anyone can assure you that after you pick it up, it is bound to make you think- what would happen to me if I too laced my life with these same decisions?