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Smashed by Lisa Luedeke
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Read on August 07, 2012

Smashed is one of those books that stays with you long after you have finished reading it. I have to say that I was shocked by this book. By shocked I mean in a good way because it dealt with issues that every teen faces. Drinking and bullying and depression are so high up on teens lists of pain that I feel for the teens growing up today. Smashed is a great book for teens to read to see that even though you may be spiraling out of control you have to learn to trust someone and tell them your problems. Help is always right around the corner all you have to do is ask. Also if your being harassed tell someone and never ever hold it inside because it is not worth it!

Smashed is about a girl named Katie who loves Field Hockey. It is her life and she plans on getting a scholarship to college for it. Her dream is to play in college and get the chance to really show her skills with other skilled players. Only there are a few things wrong with Katie that can make or break her dream. In order for Katie to reach her goal she will have to hit rock bottom and then climb her way back to the top. She will go through the worst senior year of her life but with her best friends by her side she can do anything.

Katie will battle addiction and depression and lies and bullying all in a span of a few months and she will have to overcome each obstacle in order to survive. She will lose some friends and will have to come face to face with reality and when she does she will have to choose what to do. When the dust clears and the sun shines for Katie her best friend Matt will be there for her to guide her through.

Alec is the golden boy football player. He has it all on the outside. He has the girls, fast cars and all the friends he needs. So why is it that he sets his eyes on Katie? Why is it that he has fallen hard and fast for her and he can't get enough of her. He needs her like the desert needs rain. At first he is nice and will do anything to be with her but he has problems to and one of the problems is ruining everything between them.

He is controlling and abusive and when he covers up for Katie he expects her to do as she is told and never question him. He wants her and she keeps pushing back and saying no because her virginity is not going to be lost to someone who thinks he wants her. His anger is all to consuming and he does the ultimate act of betrayal to Katie and when the dusts settle he will have lost her for good. But you ever heard that saying know woman like a woman scorned well put it no man like a man scorned and he will try and destroy Katie.

In the end they both have some heavy decisions to make and one will survive while the other will struggle. This is a sad story of what teenage love gone wrong is. Drinking to much and controlling ways get you no where. And last but not least violating someone is never okay because in the end you will destroy yourself.
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