is it a real or fake story? — Go Ask Alice Q&A
Go Ask Alice
Thanks for connecting! You're almost done. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. If you write an outrageously implausible story and get it published, congratulations -- you've just added yet another novel to the pile of thousands that come out every year. But if you write the exact same outrageous crap and put it in the biography section, then you've got yourself a best-seller and become a media sensation.
See Featured Authors Answering Questions. To answer questions about Go Ask Alice , please sign up. Trine To me it doesn't matter anymore. I was a troubled teen when I read it and "Alice" helped me realize, that I should face my problems instead of hiding in substance abuse or commit suicide. Both options I considered and both options I'm proud to say, I've never tried. Fiction or nonfiction, the issues are real and the story should be respected as such. I'm sure I'm not the only reader who believes, that characters don't have to be real to make an impact.
Go Ask Alice was published anonymously in , but in the last two decades, it still lives in the top 25 most frequently banned books , according to the American Library Association. That's stamina. The novel was promoted as the real life diary of an unknown teenage girl who, readers assume with the abrupt ending, died of a drug overdose as she was writing. It has all the tell-tale signs of a banned book: profanity, frequent drug use, including heroin and LSD, sex, rape, homosexuality, and prostitution. Which, of course, means that it was insanely popular among teens and preteens.