Teenagers of every race, religion, and clique relate deeply to the words of the anonymous teenager within the book Go Ask Alice, by an anonymous girl whose life enters a place where, as most teenagers, she has no idea who to turn to, or where to go. ‘Oh dear god, help me adjust, help me be accepted, help me belong, don’t let me be an outcast and a drag on my family,’ (Anonymous, 13).
With these words, we are accepted into the girl’s life, and into her heart and mind. I chose this quote because it is one quote that I think relates to the theme.
She writes in her diary about her life, and her diary is like a best friend. It is someone she can spill all of her secrets to and something to express her feelings. Everyone needs to share his or her feelings in order to live a healthy life. This anonymous girl is a normal fifteen year old teenager who just wants to be popular and fit in. In this book, she goes through many different so-called friends, or people who she thinks she likes. Many of her friends at first, were just plain ordinary kind of dorky kids and she wanted something new.
She discovered a new crowd who she thought she could be popular with, but they only lead her to make the wrong decisions and to ditch the good friends that she had before. They brought her into the seductive world of drugs. She kept all of her secrets in her diary and she never thought to tell anyone. Not only did she hide it from her good friends, but also she hid it from her parents, who are the most reliable people that she could have talked with. She hurt everyone that cared about her, just because she wanted to be popular. Once this girl started with the drugs, she could not stop.
Teenager social life is a very serious problem in this generation and there is many kind of problem, for examples: friends, gossip, communication, bullying, peer pressure, social networks, and the like. In the same time, there are many ways by letting teenagers easily get influenced. And most of the teenagers been influenced is because of family problems and friends issues. So today we will be ...
As soon as she tried the first drug, it lead to all of the other drugs and things that she did. Her first time doing the drug was an accident, and she did not know, but she made the wrong choice in continuing to do them. She said it gave her a feeling of belonging and love that she had never felt before. If her parents or her close friends had paid more attention to her, then some of the events that happened would not have happened. Her heavy drug use lead to her runaway from home to the streets, involvement in crime, her prostitution, and her visit to the insane asylum. She found a ‘best friend’ (Chris) – one that would give her drugs – and they decided to runaway and leave their family and friends to start their own shop in San Francisco.
They thought they could not handle their parents telling them what is right and what is wrong, but that is what they needed to hear. They were naive in thinking they could live their lives alone without any rules or any authority. This teenager caused a lot of stress on her family and friends. When she ran away, she never realized that her parents and siblings would spend their time worrying about her. It caused them stress and depression because of her negative behavior. She was inconsiderate to her most loved people, her grandma and grandpa.
They truly cared about her and they were let down by the life she was living. Some think that because of all the stress that was put on them, it caused their premature death after the girl came back. She killed her grandparents by breaking their heart. Her parents sent her to an insane asylum after her second runaway to try to make her rational. In their minds, it was the best way to help her get clean.
She needed to be with people like her and the guidance counselors who could help her. The whole problem of her life was that she needed to be surrounded by people who would pay attention to her and who cared about her. After her visit to the insane asylum, she quit writing in her diary because she was living a new, clean, happy life. In the epilogue, it said that three weeks after the last page in her diary, she was found dead at her house of either an accidental overdose, or a premeditated overdose. No one knows why she did that after being so happy, but many say that she wrote her diary to warn teenagers about trying to make friends, and have people you can confide in. She also wrote to parents warning them to pay attention to their kids and to be there when they need them.
RAGE REGAL Hello my name is rage. You are probably thinking now that who named this girl. Well I have always had that question on my mind as well. From what I remember about my childhood (which I might add is not much) is mostly living in this house with about thirty other children who did not have parents either and we lived off our worldwide drug Elate, bread and water. I was told from the older ...
This book was a good lesson for me to realize what some teenagers and even some of my friends are going through, and how I can help them. Works Cited 1. Anonymous. Go Ask Alice: A Real Diary.
New York: Simon & Schuster Inc. , 1971.