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When Brandon finds that his mother committed suicide, he blames himself for her decision. His guilt drives his young life into a downward spiral of drugs, drug dealing, and violent repercussions when his "business partners" don't get what they want. Haunted by the past memories he often relives. His Brothers, who don't always seem to understand him and what he's going thro ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 27th 2013 by Beaver's Pond Press (first published October 1st 2012)
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Renee
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminded me a lot of Shattered Soul by Jennifer Snyder. I liked it and even though the main character is a ... dare I say loser? I liked him. I think his circumstances spoke for his outlook on life, bleak, dim, dark, nothing! Brandon is a twenty year old who is addicted to drugs. Brandon has issues and you feel really bad for him, even find him likable He drinks, does drugs and has a lot of sex. His older brother, Ace, twenty-seven, is tough with him while his younger brother, Cole tri ...more
Tamera Lawrence
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Addict Brandon lives with brothers, Ace and Cole. The family is torn apart by Brandon’s terrible need to be high. Brandon tests everyone patience as he delves deeper into his addiction, stealing and lying to get what he wants. With little regard for himself or his brothers, Brandon sells drugs to help aid in his costly addictions as well as faces perilous situations with shady individuals. Even the threat of jail doesn’t sway him. With his emotional scars, Brandon spirals out of control, experim
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Remarkable Reads
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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Nothing More, Nothing Less is a story that lets the reader get into the head of Brandon, a young drug user. He's overwhelmed by guilt, anger,and depression, due to family tragedies. He copes with his past by numbing himself with drugs and alcohol.
This story really revolves around the life choices that Brandon has made (and continues to make) and their miserable consequences. Brandon's character was well-written, with personal growth despite his addiction. He eventuall
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Rebecca Bryant
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
In this book the author ask When you can't forget the past how do you forgive the present? we are introduced to Brandon a young man suffering from guilt over his mother's suicide and spiraling out of control. This story sadly is one many people can relate to as it deals with the pain of loss and how if you let it, it can destroy you. Even though the basic story line was was that has been done before I still found myself drawn in and rooting for Brandon that he would be able to get his life toget ...more
Naomi Blackburn
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My opinion: Although the writing in this short book was good, particularly for a debut novelist, I feel like this storyline is a dime a dozen. I did find it to be a tad predictable as is the case with these storylines. I would say in reading probably about 10 books on this subject just this year, it is one of the better ones that I have read. Reading this as a former addictions counselor, Ms. Dukart has developed the characters, particularly in the downw
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Laura
Aug 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I'm going to be completely honest and say that about 80 pages into this book, I was feeling very "meh" about it. I didn't have any emotional investment into any of the characters, and I was struggling to get through it. That being said as soon as Kristine's character came into the book, I started to feel more investment into the story. She made me care for her as well as care for the main character of Brandon, because of her and how he was towards her, it made me find a newfound respect for Bran ...more
Emily (Reviewer
May 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Brandon blames himself for his father abandoning the family, mother committing suicide, and the loss of the only girl he ever loved. He is caught up in the world of drugs, drinking, dealing, and meaningless sex. His brothers try to help him see that he needs to start being more responsible and kick his drug habits but what they don’t always see is that Brandon immerses himself in the ruthless environment to dull his pain, guilt, and anger that he carries with him all the time. Just when Brandon ...more
LeighAnn
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brandon's father left and his mother committed suicide. He blames himself for what happened and rather than live with the pain, anger, and guilt he turns to drugs and alcohol. His brothers try to help him but Brandon just dives deeper into this way of life. Brandon realizes that this life he's living is not only hurting himself but the people who matter most in his life. But will he be able to stop and get out before it's too late?

This is a very emotional read about drug addiction and how it af
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Amanda (Hootie) Clark
*DID NOT FINISH*

From time to time I get a book that just doesn't click with me. It doesn't mean the book isn't good or interesting it just means for me, I didn't connect with it. I started this book and got 20% through it, put it down and just never found the motivation to pick it back up and finish. I feel bad about that and I recommend you read it for yourself because not everyone reads the same story.
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