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In 1971 a novel was published under the name of Go Ask Alice the bookwas released with no author or editor It was authored by anonymous Although being anonymous during the mid 1980 Beatrice Sparks a teenphysiologist was uncovered to have assisted in writing a portion of thebook Although she helped the real author was never reveled This bookportrays the life and choices of fifteen year old Alice Although thecharacter is named Alice she does not correlate with any specificperson in real life The journals were a combination of differentpatients Sparks was seeing Since its publishing in 1971 Go Ask Alicehas become one of the most controversial banned books This is becauseof its strong commentary on sex suicide heavy drug usage and teenpregnancy After finishing the book I believe that the novel shouldnot be banned This book has strong language for younger children toread but it shows what can happen to teenagers what students will dofor drugs and it has a strong message for older teens This book isvery resourceful for many teenagers and can teach many readers a lessonFor younger readers this book carries very strong language but it has astrong message One of those is that it displays what someone will dofor drugs While researching the book you discover that South CarolinaBerkley County school district was one of the first places to pull thebook from schools and libraries This occurred after a parent protestedthe book when her daughter in eighth grade had to read experts fromthe book to her classmates The students mother did not want her to bereading a book with so much profanity and references to sex One of themost controversial lines that derives from the book is when Alice writesin her journal Another day another blow-job She does these blowjobs in exchange for drugs This shows how far Alice was willing to goin order to get a hold of some drugs She was so addicted to the
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