We love using your radio, and when you leave we can take over the sewing business.
I need to go home and get clean.
Alice has just moved. She's in a new school and she feels alone and bored with her life. She yearns for attention from boys. That summer she goes to visit her grandparents. She writes about her experiences and feelings in her diary, who is her closest friend.
One day she sees a popular girl named Jill who used to go to her school. She invites Alice to a party, where she and a boy named Bill give her a drink. Little did she know, her drink was laced with acid. She secretly loved her trip, but she promises herself that she will never do it again.
Many trips and broken promises later, Alice befriends Chris, another addict. By now she is dependent on LSD, tranquilizers, and other drugs to get through day to day life. One night they decide to run away to Chicago to escape their ex-boyfriends who they'd sold out for being plugs, living in terrible conditions, until Chris's boss beats and rapes them.
My name is Babie.
Once again Alice fails to get clean. She runs away in a doped up haze, getting extremely sick and having become more dependent on drugs than ever before. She offers sexual favors for a high. Things have never looked so grim.
Alice returns home and recovers. Druggies at school bully her. She falls in love and tells her parents what has been happening, a major first for Alice.
Alice's food is laced with LSD while baby-sitting. She's critically injured, and she recovers in the hospital. She's put in a mental institution temporarily, where she meets little girl named Babie. She's a prostitute. By the end of the story Alice goes home feeling happy, but she is found dead shortly after the end of her diary entries. It was a suspected overdose.