Go Ask Alice Essay

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In the beginning, Alice talks about the problems every teenage girl go through: conflicts parents and brother/sister (her mother is too much on her back telling what to do, parents too conservative, ...).bored at school (until she knows she is moving to a new home in another city).appearance problem (over-weight, hair, ...).boys Her father decides to move to another city to take a new job at a University. Alice has some problem to acclimate to her new high school and can't make new friends until she meets Beth. She is a lot like Alice and they share a lot together, and are very good friends until summer, when Beth has to leave for a summer camp in Europe. At that time Alice also ...view middle of the document...

Disgusted by Richie and drugs, Alice leaves with Chris for San Francisco leaving a note to her parents. Alice and Chris live in a dirty, one-room apartment. They both get a low-paid job.Chris' wealthy boss named Sheila invites them to her parties where they meet again with drugs (from pot to heroin). Sheila and other people at the party actually abused Chris and Alice. Disgusted, they decide to leave San Francisco and open their own shop across the San Francisco bay in Berkeley. They make a very good job, but mostly junkies stop by, which makes Alice feel lonely, heartbroken, and she starts to hate this experience. So they decide to go back home by Christmas. Back home, Alice is more seen as an adult. She is happy during the whole winter holidays, feels bad for what happened during this year and can't wait the new year to come to refresh everything. But at school, her old relations continue to ask her for drugs. It is stronger than her, she has to take drugs and finds out she is really addicted to them. Her friend Chris and her get caught by the police and are then on probation. After March 5th, there is a "hole" in the dairy. Without really knowing what happened, Alice is now on the street in Oregon with a couple of other drug addicts. She gets help from the church but she is really addicted to drugs. She meets Doris, a 14 year old girl, also on the street and a drug addict. She then moves to southern California, completely lost in her mind and doing everything possible to get dope. Finally, she talks to a priest who hooks her up again with her parents. She realizes the horrible things that happened to her. By talking with other drug addicts, she finally finds a path in life, helping them ! Alice tries to start a new life, feels stronger (because...

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