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Retro Reading: Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Alice's Diary is Still Powerful Reading
There's always been one thing I've been afraid of. Addiction.
I think a lot of people think if they experiment with something once (maybe twice) that will be the end of it. But what if it's not and they continue on a downward slope?
That's what Go Ask Alice is about.
Everyone's heard of the infamous diary and some have seen the movie and a few weeks ago while I was in a used bookstore, I found myself buying a copy. I had never read the book and of course I was curious as to what was in it.
In a way, I felt like a voyeur. It wasn't my diary but was someone's life published for all to read. Not only is it scary, but it's also a fascinating journey to another place and time, but can easily happen today. You know how it ends, but at the same time, you wish it had taken a more positive turn.
It's a haunting novel which will undoubtedly stay with you. I've known people who have taken this route and not sure whatever happened to them. I know my strengths and weaknesses and I often wonder would I have gone down that path myself had I experimented?
Hopefully, I won't find out, but addiction can happen at any age.