WOWOWOWOWOW, is this book good! It is written in free-verse poetry format, which I didn’t think I would like, but I loved this book. I actually liked it so much that I went out and bought 4 more books by Ellen Hopkins.
This book shows the decent into drug addiction. It is even more intense, because it is based on the author’s own daughter. Kristina, decides to invent an alter ego named Bree, who is confident, and in control, but who ends up taking over her personality and getting addicted to drugs. I think Bree also helps her distance herself from the drug use. It shows how easily shy teenagers can turn to drugs and sex to be cool or fit in. This book shows how not every family is a picture perfect fairy tale also. Her dad is a junkie piece of work also, which is most likely why he doesn’t give a fck that his daughter is clearly crossing a line.
This book isn’t sugar coated at all, but that makes it more amazing. ❤
“Life was good
for a little while.”
“Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up tight struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words? Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside you that you didn’t dare let them escape in case they blew you wide open? Have you ever been so angry that you couldn’t look in the mirror for fear of finding the face of evil glaring back at you?”
“you come home, and everyone talks at once and everyone asks questions, but no one waits for the answers.Instead they talk about themselves, what they’ve been up to, what they’re going to do next, as if you’re a photo on the wall.And then they talk to one another, forgetting you’ve jsut flown in, forgetting you’re in the backseat, forgetting they’ve already said it all.”
“We used to do coke, till “Just Say No” put the stuff out of reach. Now it’s crank. Meth. The monster. It’s a bitch on the body, but damn do you fly.”
“The problem with resolutions is they’re only as solid as the person making them.”