Go Ask Alice Characters

Beatrice Sparks
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The Narrator (Anonymous)

The central character of Go Ask Alice is never named, or rather she never writes her name into her diary. At the beginning of the book, the author/editor suggests that the choice to not include her name (and change some of the names of those involved with the narrator) was done to protect those with whom she shared her short life, but who nevertheless wanted the self-narrated story of that life to be told. On another level, however, this lack of named identity combines with the sense that the difficulties she experiences early in the book (youthful crushes, struggles with self-esteem, conflicts with parents) are similar to those that many adolescents of either gender go through to make an important suggestion. This is that the narrator is a kind of "every-person," someone with similar perspectives and attitudes and experiences to those of any...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Go Ask Alice from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.