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My Name Is Davy, I'm an Alcoholic

3.82  ·  Rating Details  ·  49 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A fifteen-year-old won't believe that he is an alcoholic until personal tragedy forces him to face reality.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 4th 1986 by Signet (first published January 1st 1977)
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Corey Schmidt
I read the book “My Name Is Davy I’m An Alcoholic”. It's written by Anne Snyder. I thought it was a good book. I also thought it had a good meaning and could teach a lot of students about alcohol abuse.

The book is about a young boy named Davy. He doesn't have any friends and to make himself feel better he drinks. One day Davy spills a thermos full of booze on a kid named Mike. Mike realizes what it is and takes him to hang out with him and his friends. In this group he meets a girl named Maxine
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Samuel
Dec 09, 2014 Samuel rated it it was amazing
I read the book, "My Name Is Davy, I'm an Alcoholic," by Anne Snyder. I thought this was a great book. It had a strong message toward teenage drinking, alcoholism, and the effects of alcohol on the body. I was very interested in this book; I had a hard time putting this book down.

The plot started with Davy and his problem with alcohol. Davy first started drinking at age fourteen when he got hooked. He spilled alcohol at school on Mike and Mike then accepted Davy into his group. Davy was then int
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Carl Koch
Dec 17, 2014 Carl Koch rated it it was amazing
I read “My Name is Davy, I’m an Alcoholic” by Anne Snyder. I enjoyed the book very much and could not put it down. I really liked how the characters developed throughout the story, and could relate certain situations to ones in my life. The story starts with Davy drinking all the time so that he can feel like he is accepted. He starts hanging around with the “cool” kids and will do whatever they say to fit in. He starts to drink even more and one night the guys try to get him to have sex with Ma ...more
River Kischnick
Jun 02, 2015 River Kischnick rated it really liked it
My Name Is Davy, I'm an Alcoholic is a very inspirational book about having to deal with alcoholism. It shows all of the things Davy went through and what he had to do to get any alcohol he could get. It also has that teenage romance that is always in Young Adult Literature books. Davy meets another alcoholic named Maxi. They only friends they had were each other so they stayed together and did everything together, including drinking. They end up drinking too much one night and what happens that ...more
VANCE!!!!!!! Porter
May 02, 2014 VANCE!!!!!!! Porter rated it really liked it
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
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Mr. Steve
Apr 10, 2010 Mr. Steve rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya, never-again
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
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Brother Odd
May 01, 2008 Brother Odd rated it it was amazing
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.
Claire Baire
Jun 30, 2014 Claire Baire rated it it was amazing
A powerful book that describes the consequences of teenage drinking...a MUST read for those a fan of Dramas and Tearjerkers!
Kenneth Peterson jr.
it was a good book. written well. and depicts of the things that could happen when under the influence
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
Jan 21, 2009 Kym rated it really liked it
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.
Hope
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.
John David
Nov 20, 2012 John David is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
coolcat awesome
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Anne Snyder was a prize-winning author of young-adult fiction whose novels confronted alcoholism, homelessness, sexuality and other real-life dilemmas

She was born in Boston and grew up in the blue-collar Jewish neighborhoods of Detroit. She attended high school in Detroit and later put herself through two years of college.

In 1949, after marrying and starting a family, she moved to Los Angeles, whe
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