Going into this knowing that it wasn't an anonymous book written by a "teenager", I was expecting something more along the lines of a story. I didn't read this as actual events, so maybe that's why I enjoyed it more than most people have.To tell you the truth- I think I was born in the wrong era. The early 70s have always sounded so enticing, and I'm pretty sure I'd be a hippy. I don't listen to today's modern music like most teenagers. I listen to Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Janis Joplin, etc. I think the whole idea of a book set in the real times of sex, drugs, and rock n roll are what made me really love Go Ask Alice.Sure, the drug use isn't accurate at all. And sure, Alice was totally naive and annoying, but I really loved this book. For one thing, I've always been interesting in what possesses people to do drugs. I've never done any major drugs, so it's intriguing to see why people would choose to ruin their lives.So a letter to future readers: This is set in the late 60s, early 70s. The world was NOTHING like it is today, so keep that in mind. It was scandalous for a girl to do what Alice does in this book, even though nowadays it's become somewhat commonplace [sadly]. Read this book with the knowledge that it was used to "scare" teenagers when it was first published, and that a lot of things are exaggerated.