This week's Friday 56 leads me this book I picked up off the curb, Go Ask Alice which is - intriguingly - written anonymously.
To join Friday 56:
- Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56.
- Find any sentence that grabs you. (Yes, I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!)
- Post it.
- Add your (url) post in Freda's Voice Linky.
Not too sure if I'm ready to delve into this one just yet. But here's the summary:
The torture and hell of adolescence has rarely been captured as clearly as it is in this classic diary by an anonymous, addicted teen. Lonely, awkward, and under extreme pressure from her "perfect" parents, "Anonymous" swings madly between optimism and despair. When one of her new friends spikes her drink with LSD, this diarist begins a frightening journey into darkness. The drugs take the edge off her loneliness and self-hate, but they also turn her life into a nightmare of exalting highs and excruciating lows. Although there is still some question as to whether this diary is real or fictional, there is no question that it has made a profound impact on millions of readers during the more than 25 years it has been in print. Despite a few dated references to hippies and some expired slang, Go Ask Alice still offers a jolting chronicle of a teenager's life spinning out of control.