Friday, 15 November 2013

Fab Fiction Thurday #3: Go Ask Alice




I could go on for weeks with the usual excuses as to why I haven't posted one of my #fabfictionthursday posts in a long time. You've heard them all; the dog ate all of my books, my camera broke, I forgot how to read and type. But I won't try and pull off one of those ridiculous excuses. Nope, simply, I didn't feel inspired or that people were enjoying them. However, my blog is my own little corner of the internet and I should post what interests me, not what gains me followers. As I've mentioned before, reading is a big part of my life. In this post I said; "Nothing gets my heart racing, palms clammy and head giddy quite like the prospect of reading a new book. I am a book-a-holic." And, well, that fact has not, and never will, change.

Now I do not have a specific genre of book that I like to stick to, however as much as I love a good easy-to-read chick flick, I sometimes find myself reading more psychological and deeply affecting books. So here's a little summary; Alice is a typically normal 15 year old girl; she likes clothes and make up, meets up with friends and has just broken up with her boyfriend Roger. Yet one day she gets invited to a party where they play 'Button, Button, Who's got the Button' and Alice has her first experience of LSD. The book follows Alice's journey into the world of teenagers who's lives revolve around drug taking, which ultimately rob their innocence and youth. Alice becomes trapped in the downward spiral of drug abuse, even to the extent of living on the streets and 'pushing' drugs to young children. 

I loved this book and I could not put it down. The book has some very strong morals and life lessons to be learned. Alice's diary demonstrates the pressure on teens now and it teaches you of the highs and lows of drugs. It makes you think about life from a different perspective and you even gain sympathy for Alice-she was sucked into a dangerous whirlpool that was soon out of her control. I really recommenced reading this book as it opens up your eyes to parts of the world that many people often ignore with the thought 'that will never happen to me'. But that's exactly what Alice thought and look where she ended up...

This post may have been a bit deeper and heavier going than the majority of my other posts but I hope it made a nice change and you enjoyed it!

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6 comments :

  1. this sounds really good. The book Junk, is a good read too sounds a little like this. I'm going to put it on my amazon list.

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    1. I'll be sure to have a look, these kind of books make a really interesting read! Please do I'm sure you'll love it! Lots of love, Lauryn x

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  2. This sounds so good! I'm a fellow bookworm! I'll put this on my Christmas list! :) xx

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    1. Yay! Another bookworm! Haha I'm 100% sure you won't be disappointed! Lauryn x

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  3. I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award!
    Info is on my blog- ballerinasandbuttons.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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