Most important element would be the character. She is the one you read about the whole time. The one who you are always wondering what would be her next move. Alice would be the most important element because anyone can talk about drug usage and the effects, but this book talks about everything this one girl went through. Everything she felt and it was a real story that someone lived. Seeing or reading something that someone deal with is more real then anything. Your curious to see why and how and the end results with did they come over it or are they still dealing. Events do come close to being the most important but with this book and to me Alice is more important. Its her story and she is the one who is living the events.