Sunday, January 6, 2013

Review: Lucy In The Sky by Anonymous

Summary: The author of this diary began journaling on her sixteenth birthday. She lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Santa Monica with her mom, dad, and Berkeley-bound older brother. She was a good girl, living a good life...but one party changed everything. One party, where she took one taste—and liked it. Really liked it.

Social drinking and drugging lead to more, faster, harder... She convinced herself that she was no different from anyone else who liked to party. But the evidence indicates otherwise: Soon she was she hanging out with an edgy crowd, blowing off school and everything she used to care about, all to find her next high.

But what goes up must come down, and everything—from her first swig, to her last breath—is chronicled in the diary she left behind.

(By Kim)

Review: Although this book was interesting, it was pretty much the same thing as Go Ask Alice (another book in this "series," and probably the most popular one). There were a few differences, of course, but to be honest it was nothing special, and the text speak in the writing annoyed me a bit. I liked the story and the characters, but if you've read Go Ask Alice, you don't really need to read this one unless it really appeals to you. This was my least favorite book of the three (Jay's Journal is the other one, and is very different from the other two) because it was predictable, and while it written/published to show readers why they shouldn't do drugs, it seemed to glorify them. The narrator and main character (whose name we never find out) gets a DUI, is raped, and gets into other kinds of drugs while she's drunk/high, yet learns nothing from it and still enjoys doing it. Not once does she look back on the consequences of her actions. There were multiple times where I just wanted to leap into the story and shake her and be like "what are you doing?!?!"

I don't have a lot to say about this book, other than that you can get the same story in Go Ask Alice but with a better reading experience.

1 comment:

  1. You've been nominated!!!!!!!!!!!! ^_^


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