5 pages. This persuasive/argumentative research paper uses the banned book Go Ask Alice to explain to the audience (a school board) that the book should not be banned. Includes quotes from the book as well as a brief history of censored books and why they were banned in the first place. Bibliography has 5 sources.
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Includes quotes from the book as well as a brief history of censored books and why they were banned in the first place. GO ASK ALICE This book gives
the reader thoughts and insight from the viewpoint of a young teenaged girl. This girl, Alice, is like any other middle-class girl who is rather unassuming, the type of
person everyone says is such a nice girl. Her downward spiral into the bizarre world of drug addiction brings her nice normal world to a screeching halt. Suddenly,
this nice, normal girl who nobody would ever believe was the type to take drugs, is now changing before everyones eyes. It is this book as much as any other
that can give the reader an inside view on what life is like when one is addicted to drugs. Alice turns into a paranoid, rude, altogether different person.
Most of her friends leave her, and she doesnt even seem to notice. All Alice is worried about is when she can get high again. This is a book
that is shocking in its reality and in the truth about drug addiction. The fact that anyone, even a nice white girl from a middle class home can get
addicted to drugs and turn into a very desperate and psychotic person is what set the world on edge when it was first published. That the fictional author of
this book, 15 year old Alice should get hooked on LSD and eventually find herself at various times going to San Francisco to live, going to an insane asylum, living
on the street among other things, is an all too familiar story to many people. When the reader is hoping Alice finally has her life back together she dies