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My Name Is Davy, I'm an Alcoholic

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Published February 4th 1986 by Signet (first published March 1st 1978)
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Mr. Steve
This book is ridiculously unrealistic in today's times. Having been written in 1977, it seems outdated. It was supposed to be serious but I laughed at the absurdity of some scenes. Very different than Go Ask Alice, which doesn't seem outdated - even though it was written in 1971.

Anyhow, in case you haven't guessed from the title, Davy is an alcoholic. I suppose we're supposed to feel sympathy for him but I hated him and felt no sympathy for him. We only know him as a selfish, mean drunk. Perhaps...more
Brother Odd
This is a good realistic book dealing with teenage alcoholism. It will discourage teens from drinking as it is never described as being glamorous. Teens who hate to read love this book. It's a shame that it's become so hard to find. It doesn't have the happy hollywood ending, which may be why some people haven't rated it higher, but it's a winner in my book.
Andee Schuck
The first drink was the hardest. It was New Year's Eve, his parents were out, and young Davy Kimble sat alone with no place to go. Watching partying on TV, Davy decided it was time he had fun too. His father's Scotch burned going down, but after a few drinks Davy began to feel good, to forget about being lonely. That was about a year ago, and Davy hadn't stopped drinking since. Sure it made him sick sometimes; sure he was doing badly in school; sure he had to lie and steal to get more booze. But...more
Vance Porter
the plot of the book was good but it was interesting. I thought it was cool how they decided to stop drinking. Also how they went the AA meeting to help them stop drinking. It was weird though when they were having withdrawels from the alcohol.

If i was goin to give this book to someone to read i think i would give it to someone older. Becuase i think that they could of understood the book better if they werent in middle school. i would give it to girls and boys and even teachers. Also i would gi...more
Claire Baire
A powerful book that describes the consequences of teenage drinking...a MUST read for those a fan of Dramas and Tearjerkers!
Erikka
Oct 27, 2012 Erikka added it
as good as this book was it is equal to the amount of suck the ending had. in short the book was great up until the ending whitch was sad,and confusing because it was told from the persepective of a guy who was drunk out of his mind
Kym
Re reading this book, first time was when I was a teenager. It's inapropriate for young teens, more of a young adult or high school book. Quick read and a (good?) story about a 15 year old kid struggling with alcoholism.
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Jul 09, 2013 Hope added it
This was the very first non-children's book I ever read. It was also the first book that so enthralled me I couldn't sleep until I finished it.
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