Go Ask Alice Movies, Media Adaptations & Suggested Reading

Beatrice Sparks
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A made-for-television movie version of Go Ask Alice was released in 1972. Directed by John Korty, the movie starred Jamie Smith Jackson as Alice and William Shatner as Alice's father. Andy Griffith, Mackenzie Phillips, and Robert Caradine also made guest appearances in the anti-drug movie.

Sparks wrote a series of four "anonymous" diaries, all of which attempt to educate young adults about the dangers they face and convey the message that falling into destructive patterns can destroy lives.

Go Ask Alice was the first of these diaries, and undoubtedly the most popular. fay's Journal is about a young boy who gets involved with a satanic cult. Almost Lost is about a teenager's life on the streets. It Happened to Nancy is about a young girl who is raped and contracts AIDS, and Annie's Baby is about a pregnant fourteenyear-old and her abusive boyfriend.

Melvin Burgess's Smack (published in...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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