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What do you do when a parent, a grandparent, your brother, cousins, andan uncle are doing drugs? You are also expected to do drugs, right?Fifteen-year-old Savanna Peterson went beyond the expectations ofothers and took a stand against drugs, even when her older brother hadparties while her mom was at work, the cops were watching her house, and her dad spent most of her ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Motivational Press, Inc.
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Dianna (SavingsInSeconds blog)
This book is not a warm-and-fuzzy "just say no" message. It's a gritty, gruesome reminder of the aftermath that drugs cause. Several parts of the book are heartbreaking because it's clear that Savanna was not given the parenting she deserved. It's also extremely necessary to discuss these things with teens. Drugs Make You Un-Smarter would be a great resource for counselors and behavior modification therapists. If you're the parent or if you suspect that your child might be involved in drugs, you ...more
Kim Hansen
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What an utterly refreshing book! It is not very often that a 15 year old girl has a close relationship with her grandmother, but Savanna Peterson breaks the mold when it comes to the norm as far as teenage girl behavior goes!

Savanna, along with her grandmother, Jill Vanderwood, have written a thought provoking, eye opening and honest book about drugs and alcohol; including the relationships that bind and can break due to substance abuse in families.

It is unbelievable just how much this young
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Flipoutmama
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Today we have a great book review for you! The book is called Drugs Make You Un-Smarter by Savanna Peterson and Jill Vanderwood. When I found out that this book was a winner of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award, I knew that it was going to be good. This book is really eye opening. It is about the struggles of drug and alcohol addiction through the eyes of a fifteen year old girl whose family has been enveloped in the harsh world of drug abuse for her whole life.

Savanna and her grandmother
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Sandrag Gallegos
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great book with such an important message! We hear stories all the time of the horrible things kids have to endure in their childhood when drugs and negligent parents are involved. The majority of these kids do end up the same as their parents but you rarely heard stories of those that don't. That is what I thought was great about this book. Hearing that Savanna choose not to live her life anything like what she grew up knowing to be the norm makes her so much braver and wiser than the adults ...more
Rebecca Bryant
Nov 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I would say that because this book is written by a fifteen year old that it is more suitable to YA but in reality upon reading it I found myself very much enthralled and can say this book would appeal to anyone. The basis of the book is a look at family drug abuse from the point of view of Savanna a teenager who not only has manage to survive her family but has shown amazing wisdom is her life choices.

In this book we hear her speak of having to loan money to her father and gifts going missing
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Jessica
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I bought this book for my 10 year old daughter but thought I should read it first. Many of the books I have found about drugs and addiction go into too much detail for her to absorb but this book nails the plain simple language that Tweens and teens can understand. The first person accounts really make her feel like she isn't the only kid in the world with a drug addicted parent who has forsaken her. Alot of practical advice is shared for dealing with peer pressure and sticky situations. This is ...more
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Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
AAAAMAZING!!
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I'm Savanna. My grandma and I both wrote the book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter. I am going to be 16 on May 19. Being a teenager and not doing drugs or drinking is very easy. Saying no to dumb things that poison your body and make you die slowly Is a very easy thing. Read my book and you will see through my eyes. You will learn the consequences in the wrong choice.

I want to be an archeologist when I
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