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Publisher: Simone Pulse
Page Count: 213
Fiction Genre: YA, Classic, Banned, Psychology, Drama
Dates Read: September 16, 2015
Alice is a normal girl from a privileged family. She worries about being popular, pretty and thin enough, and how her life is going to change once her family moves to a new town for her father's job at a college. After the move, Alice has some troubles adjusting and soon finds herself down a rabbit-hole of sex, drugs, and alcohol.
Well .... I read this. I feel like I enjoyed this, to an extent, as a teenager, but that could have been because I felt like it was a forbidden thing, ie: hiding the book from my parents. Reading it 10 years later, I found myself laughing at the absurdity of this book. When I first read it, I think I though that this was seriously some poor girl's diary from the 70s. Now I realize the language used in the book was totally wrong, and I cannot imagine anyone who was using drugs would talking about bringing gelatin salad to her best friend Betty's party.
Seriously, the language used in this book was just all wrong, and I could sense it from the first page. I did some quick research on Ms. Sparks, and I guess as an editor she had a habit of creating fake journals that were supposed to be from real teenagers who had experimented with things they shouldn't, like drugs and Satan. It was all part of the 1970s fear-mongering propaganda that happened. Scare parents into locking up their children so they won't try anything the bible says is bad.
Ratings (based on a 10 point scale)
Quality of Writing - 2
Pace - 3
Plot Development - 1
Characters - 1
Enjoyability - 1
Insightfulness - 1
Ease of Reading - 3
Photos/Illustrations - N/A
Overall Rating - 0.5 out of 5 stars