Go Ask Alice Study Guide

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks

Set in the late 1960s, Go Ask Alice is the story of an unnamed diarist whose journals show her journey through a pill addiction. The novel's tumultuous course follows the nameless girl through a flight from home, a harrowing and mentally scarring stay in an asylum, and a slide into heroin use during which she is brutally raped. Although the diarist makes heroic efforts to throw off her addiction, in the end she dies of an overdose.