teenage boy who becomes involved with a [Satanic group](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanism). After participating in several occult rituals, "Jay" believes he is being haunted by a [demon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon) named Raul. The book is based on "true" events of 16-year-old Alden Barrett from [Pleasant Grove, Utah](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasant_Grove,_Utah), who committed suicide in 1971. Some critics have challenged the [authenticity](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authentication) of the story, noting that the editor of this book, [Beatrice Sparks](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Sparks), has filled the same role on many other "actual, anonymous diaries of teenagers" that explore such sensational themes as [drug addiction](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_addiction), [teenage pregnancy](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_pregnancy), and [prostitution](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostitution). These books, the most well-known of which is [*Go Ask Alice*](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Ask_Alice), serve...Read full confession on reddit
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