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Sex, Drugs, and Psychiatric Wards

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A graphic coming-of-age tale of a fragile young woman entering a notorious party college in California and encountering a world of drug-fueled parties, obsessive bar-hopping, and countless encounters with the opposite sex. After a series of events involving drugs, alcohol, and men, the young woman descends into a series of mental breakdowns.
Paperback, 213 pages
Published April 10th 2012 (first published March 7th 2010)
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Lynxie
I still don't really know what this book was about! It felt like I was reading about a drunken, drug induced sex party... Oh wait... I was!

There was a lot of graphic sex and drug abuse in this book. A lot of 'partying' it seemed to all blur into one and I found it all rather dreary in the end.

I didn't like Lucy at all, the main character of the story should be one that people relate to, or at least like, but she was one dimensional and shallow and rather boring unless she was on drugs or drunk
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Terri
Mar 17, 2012 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Sex, Drugs, and Psychiatric Wards" by Eve Lopez reads like a diary, and an honest one at that. I often forgot that it wasn't true. I don't have much in common with Lucy, the main character, but within a few pages I was totally connected to her.I found myself wanting better things for her and for her to find love and happiness. But Eve Lopez created this amazing young woman and never slipped an inch. She stayed completely true to this character, in every event, situation, and dialogue. Soon afte ...more
International Cat Lady
Aug 06, 2012 International Cat Lady rated it really liked it
As you may have noticed from my reviews, I tend to read mostly mysteries and fantasies, so this isn't the kind of book I normally pick up. However, I vaguely know the author via her website (and the fact that she edited my book), so I decided to give it a read. It was incredibly well written and totally sucked me in (I read it in one sitting), but oh so depressing. As the blurb says, it's the coming of age tale of a young woman, focusing mostly on her time at college - and dealing mainly with he ...more
Julie
Apr 25, 2012 Julie rated it it was ok
Goodreads giveaway... I was thrilled to have won a copy of this. Unfortunately, I found some of the characters disappointing. Not one to suffer fools gladly, I struggled to like the main character, as she seemed to spiral constantly out of control. I'm sure this is a very realistic portrayal but not all people with a disadvantaged upbringing end up like this. The suggestion that virtually all men are downright nasty human beings I found very annoying and unrealistic - especially one character!.. ...more
Laura Noelle
Mar 26, 2012 Laura Noelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is an eclectic tale that goes deep into the psyche of a troubled girl and deals with every issue in the title and more. I don't typically read a lot of books in this genre, but as a whole, this story did capture my interest. There were elements (strong language and graphic behaviors) that I don't personally agree with, but the psychological passion in Eve's novel compensates. The characters are riveting, and they will grip your heart in an instant. You may see yourself reflected in the ...more
Jess Chambers
Apr 09, 2012 Jess Chambers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a gritty and intense novel following a young woman’s battle with drugs, insecurity and mental illness. The honest and authentic style brought the heroine Lucy instantly to life, so that I often felt as though she were speaking to me directly. I experienced everything along with her, from the hurt left over from her unhappy childhood, to her attempt to lose herself in a haze of sex and drugs, and her eventual mental collapse. The author certainly doesn’t shy away from the unpleasant. This ...more
Lydia
Mar 23, 2012 Lydia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love Augustin B., you will also love this writer. Very emotionally raw and sometimes difficult to read, but I wasn't able to put it down. I wish I could write as truthfully.
Nick Gerrard
Read a sample...should be a cracker!
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