After months of trying to find some time to sit down and read some of the books
that I had gotten for Christmas, I was finally able to finish a book called Jay’s Journal by Anonymous. It’s from the same people who published the book Go Ask Alice and is very similar; however, this book is more so about the Occult where Go Ask Alice focused more-so on drugs. There was a lot pertaining to drugs in this book as well, but that’s more so toward the beginning of the book.
The story is told by and is about a 16 ½ year old boy named Jay struggling to get through high school. When he gets involved with a girl named, Debbie, is also becomes involved with doing drugs and is sent to rehab to deal with this problem. While there, he begins to get involved in the Occult after being introduced to other-worldly powers such as reading minds and auras. From there his life takes some bizarre twists and turns.
I don’t want really want to go much into describing the book because I don’t think I could do it justice for one thing and it’s a book that can be spoiled very easily because of how much goes on in it. Primarily what I wanted to write about was the very last few pages that the mother writes. She writes about how she wished she would have known that her son had gotten involved so deeply with drugs and the Occult and that she would have done everything in her power to stop everything that happens in the book from happening.
This made me think a lot about my own mother and how she was always involved in my life. There was very little that she did not know and as I think back to how things may have been if she hadn’t been there, I’m happy that she was because my life could have been taken in a completely different direction than it has. I know that a lot of children—especially teenagers—don’t like when their parents “butt” into their lives, but I think it’s important for parents to know what’s going on in their child’s life, to know what they’re doing and who they’re friends with. Knowing information about your child can help you to help them make the right decisions in life so that they don’t end up somewhere that they should not be such as in jail, in the hospital for an overdose or what have you. Despite how much your child may push you and try to distance themselves from you, it’s imperative that you’re still knowledgeable about what’s going on in their lives not just at home but also at school, when they’re out with friends or at work. There are a lot of dangers out there and sometimes your children may think that they can handle it, but they can’t. They need you whether you may know it or not and it’s important to be there for them and to be as non-judgmental as you possibly can be.
This book is a very powerful story and shows what can happen if a parent isn’t more involved. Stay connected with your kids and be aware. I would highly suggest this book to just about anyone to read, as I would the same with Go Ask Alice because I think both books hold a very meaningful lesson for people of all ages. It shows you the darker side of what can become of people that get involved with drugs, alcohol, the Occult, and more. So, stay connected and go check out these books.
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Posted on March 20, 2012 by Felicia