Thursday, July 28, 2011


By Amy Reed

Summary: Olivia, Kelly, Christopher, Jason and Eva have two things in common, they are all drug addicts and they are all living together in the same rehab facility. Told through alternating chapters and questionnaires this dark and honest story gives readers a glimpse into the lives of teen addicts.

Review: For someone who hasn’t read a lot of books on teen addiction this was a great start. Each character has their own addiction and back story giving a lot of variety and depth to the novel. Many of the stories are gritty and heartbreaking making it difficult to read. Yet Reed doesn’t leave out compassion, giving most of the characters an innocence that is especially compelling. The writing was fluid and the plot well developed. A wonderful and completely relevant story.

Also by Amy Reed: Beautiful

If you liked Clean, you might also enjoy: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, Crash Into Me by Albert Borris and anything by Ellen Hopkins

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Writing: 4/4
Characters: 3.5/4
Plot: 3/4
Originality: 3/4
Popularity: 3/4
Cover: 3/4
Grade: S


Cara said...

I'm really excited about this one! Thanks for the review. :)

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