It also details her difficult, uphill battle back to sobriety.
With these words, we are accepted into the girl's life, and into her heart and mind. Sparks had reportedly noted that the general public at that time lacked knowledge about youth drug abuse, and she likely had both educational and moral motives for publishing the book.
She expresses her awareness regarding the danger of drugs, but ponders if the pleasure they provide is worth it. Readers often look forward to seeing their favourite novel be brought to life; however, when the adaptation is not done correctly it can bring a great deal of disappointment The Diarist and Chris vow to quit using drugs and to find gainful employment.
Women stays indoors to do chores and maintain the house, whereas men go out to do work to provide for the family. If she would ever sleep with a boy she would sleep with him. On the one hand, the Mama seeks to protect her heritage by being an honest hard-working mother that cares about the people in her life not the resentment she faces for being an African American.
According to Mikkelson, the writing style and content—including a lengthy description of an LSD trip but relatively little about "the loss of [the diarist's] one true love", school, gossip or ordinary "chit-chat"— seems uncharacteristic of a teenage girl's diary.
This discontinuation of poverty driven physical labor shines through Dee as she grows to know more of her heritage throughout her years in school. InAlice Munro wrote, "Boys and Girls" to address the confusion that gender roles may cause in a modern society.
She has apparently been biting her fingers down to the bone; she relates this to the death of her grandfather.
Her increasing desire to become a guidance counsel shows. It didn't just happen overnight.