Title: Go Ask Alice
Published: December 27th, 2005 by Simon Pulse
Synopsis: This groundbreaking classic is more compelling than ever for today's readers. A sensation when it was first published and a perennial bestseller ever since, this real-life diary charts an anonymous teenage girl's struggle with the seductive--and often fatal--world of drugs.
I've seen this book around Goodreads and couldn't help but read the book myself to see why everyone liked it so much. Even though it's a short book, it's very powerful . It is a personal account of a young girl's struggle with herself and drugs ( with names changed of course).
The main character has very low-self esteem and is always extremely criticizing herself. She never allows herself to enjoy certain situations or accomplishments. I can sort of relate ( not to the extent of the main character though). My mother even says I am so self critical. Here I made employee of the month for September and I'm beating myself up over a $5 shortage in my cash register. Anyways, I think everyone can sort of relate to the fact that we all struggle with self acceptance once or more in our lives. And I think that's why everyone likes this because it has a topic they can relate to.
Another great thing about this book, is that it's honest. In this diary is a true look at how a person addicted to drugs, struggles . Especially, when they are trying to make the effort to stop. Not only that, through this diary, we see how drugs can change a person from the different personalities when the main character is on and off drugs.
Overall this book was great and I definitely recommend it. My only complaint of this book is that because of the main character's negativity, it made the book a bit depressing and hard to read at times.