AUTHOR: Anonymous (USA). PUBLISHED: 1970's
ISSUES: drugs, family, friendship, trust and betrayal, homelessness, running away, addiction, death.
NOTES: The diary of a drug addict. Easy to read, and gives an interesting insight into teenagers. A good book for discussion and analysis of issues of being a teenager. In particular note the fact that the girl was a "follower" and from that you can discuss how and why children need to build strength-of-character and self esteem.
AGES: Recommended for ADULTS who work with children, or have them.
For children: minimum age 12, depending on maturity.
GENRE: Non-Fiction (supposedly)/Realistic Fiction. RATING: 4 stars.