Plot Overview

An unnamed diarist that is fifteen-year-old who the novel’s name describes as Alice, begins a journal. With a sensitive and painful, observant design, she records her adolescent woes: she worries in what her crush Roger thinks of her; she loathes her weight gain; she fears her budding sexuality; this woman is uncomfortable in school; she’s got trouble associated with her parents. Alice’s father, an university teacher, takes a training place at a college that is different the household will go in the beginning of the brand brand new year, which cheers Alice up.

The move is hard. As the remainder of her family members adjusts into the brand new city, Alice is like an outcast in school. Quickly she fulfills Beth, A jewish neighbor, plus the two become fast friends. Beth actually leaves for summer time camp and Alice would go to live together with her grand-parents. She actually is annoyed, but reunites by having a classic friend, Jill, who invites Alice to a celebration. During the celebration, Alice unwittingly falls LSD and experiences a drug trip that is fantastic. Though wondering, she vows never to do medications once again.

Alice cheerfully experiments with increased medications and loses her virginity while on acid. Roger and their moms and dads arrive unexpectedly to go to her grandfather, that has had a little coronary attack. Continue reading