Go Ask Alice Setting & Symbolism

Beatrice Sparks
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The Diary

As Anonymous herself says, the diary is her one consistent best friend. In it she records her thoughts and feelings, her hopes and fears. It's important to note that the diary isn't always in the form of a book - there are certain segments in which it's written on whatever piece of paper (grocery bags, food wrappers, etc) that Anonymous could find. This suggests that the means of expression wasn't as important as the fact that Anonymous had at least some kind of vehicle to express herself at all. The irony, of course, is that over the years the diary has been revealed to not be a diary at all but a creation / compilation of the experiences of several individuals in similar, drug addicted circumstances. In other words, the honesty that Anonymous professes to experience when writing is, in fact a kind of lie. On the...

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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.
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