Go ask Alice


Go ask Alice

1. Alice, the writer of the diary. She's 15 years old when the story begins. Her real name is not known.
Mom, her mother, and Dad, her father, a university professor.
Alex(andria), her sister.
Tim, her brother.
Gran, her grandmother, and Gramps, her grandfather.
Roger, a schoolmate with whome she is in love for some time.
Jill Peters, a schoolmate at her first school.
Gerta, Beth, Fawn, friends she meet at her new school.
Jan, Marcie, drug-users at her new school.
Richie, Ted, pushers.
Bill, Joe, Lane, Jacky, drug-users.
Chris, a girl with whome Alice goes to San Francisco.
Mario Mellani, Alice's employer in San Francisco.
Sheila, Chris's employer in San Francisco.
Doris, a drug-user with whom Alice lives in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Joel Reems, a student that Alice hoops to marry.
Babby, Tom, young people that Alice meets in the mental hospital.
2. Alice is a member of a middle-class family of the western part of America.
The names of the towns the live in are not mentioned. The story takes place in the 1960's.
3. Jill Peters, an old friend from school, invites her to a party. At the party Alice is given a Coke with LSD in it, and for the first time she takes a "trip". That's the way she started using drugs.
4. On the first page of her diary, Alice writes about life at school. She feels unhappy about Roger, a boy she likes very much, pays no attention te her. He asked her to go out with him, but he didn't come te meet her. Alice has also trouble with her weight. When her father gets a new job, she's very excited because they're going to move to a different town. But as the moving day draws near, she feels afraid, and sorry to leave the house she always lived in. It takes Alice a long time to make friends at her new school. First she goes out with a girl named Gerta. Later in may she finds a real friend in Beth Baum, a Jewish girl. Alice and Beth feel both terrible when they can't spend the holiday together.
Alice spends part of the summer holidays with het grandparents, in the town where she used to live. She feels quite bored untill she meets Jill Peters, an old friend , who invites her to a party. At the party Alice is given a Coke with LSD in it, and for the first time she takes a "trip". She likes the experience very much. Bill, a boy at the party, gives her more drugs, an later occasions. During one of the trips she goes to bed with Bill. When she meets Roger again she feels quilty and does not know how to deal with him. At home again, Alice feels miserable because she's afraid she is pregnant. Her relationship with her parents get worse. Then she meets Chris, a girl who works at a boutique. Chris gives Alice drugs and get her a part-time job. At a party Alice uses hashish for the first time. She falls in love with Richie, a pusher, and starts selling drugs for him, even to small childeren. Then Alice and Chris find out that Richie and Ted, Chris's boy friend, are homosexuals who are just using the girl to sell drugs for them. In October the girls decide to run away to San Francisco. Before she goes, Alice writes a letter to inform the police about Richie's activities.
Alice and Chris promis each other not to use drugs anymore. They find a job in San Francisco, but Alice misses her family very much. At a party the girls forget their promis and smoke LSD. At an other party the take heroine and are sexual abused. Again they decide to stop using drugs. Together they start a jewelry shop in wich many young people come and sit to talk about their problems. In December the girls get homesick and return to their families.Alice's family gives her a wonderful welcome, showing how much they love her. Alice has a happy Chistmas.
The drug-users at school will not let Alice alone. Near the end of January Chris starts taking drugs again, and Alice does too. One evening the police find drugs in Chris's house, but the girls tell their parents that they have not used them. Alice's parents watch her closely and send her to a psychiatrist. She cannot stand all this, so