Thicker Than Water
Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medi ...more
“I regret being born.”
This was an interesting mystery story, featuring prescription drug abuse.
It was clear that CeCe felt really guilty in this story, even though she hadn’t forced her brother to overdose, she really did blame herself for his death, and it was obvious that she felt she deserved to be punished. Her brother Cyrus on the other hand, was a serious d ...more
"Denial isn't a river, it's a refuge. It's where you go for answers when the truth is a) too upsetting, b) too far-fetched, or c) too ugly."
I'm really torn in my rating. A part of me feels like I should give this book at least four stars because it's meticulously written with an authenticity that feels so refreshingly believable and brutally honest. But then another part of me had a few problems with the text that made it hard for me to get into.
One of my biggest issues had to be the romance. T ...more
I remember feeling brave when I requested this title to HarperCollins International a few weeks back in December. Family tragedy, drug addiction and the mention of Ellen Hopkins’ name are three things that I don’t want to go along together in a book for the sole reason of me knowing that it would break my poor heart into pieces. But hey on the flipside, those are actually the three things that captured my attention and encouraged me to request and review it. It made me curious i ...more
Author's writing style = more than perfect!! <3
"Regret forces us to relieve the moments we hate the most - the moments that drove us into spiraling downfalls, the moments where we stopped living and started surviving."
When I first read the synopsis of Thicker Than Water, I was really curious about it but I didn't really want to read it because I feared that it would clash with my morals and I wouldn't be able to fully appreciate it. I initially didn't want to reques ...more
I've never read a book on addiction, unless you count Sarah Dessen's Dreamland. Which I absolutely despised. So this was more of a first for me. Although I first hand have seen drug addiction, so I understood this book more than the passerby.
The author stressed the point, that family members and friends closest to the drug addicted, are victims. Victims of their loved ones horrible habits. And Cecelia Price was the number one victim in this book.
Plot: CeCelia Price killed he ...more
*CeCe’s roommate Aarti is Indian
*CeCe's brother is a drug addict
*CeCe’s family is quite poor; borderline poverty
Well, this review only got put off for two months by my lazy ass. Oops. Part of it’s because having only online classes is surprisingly difficult, but the other part is because I didn’t know what to say. Thicker Than Water tapped into something very personal to me and made me realize how ...more
I have been so excited to read this book. I mean, did you read the first sentence in that synopsis? If not, let me provide it for you:
Cecelia Price killed her brother.
Intriguing, isn't it? I thought so. But, let me tell you, the whole story is much more enthralling. Kelly Fiore takes us on a rollercoaster of a ride with Cecelia's story. I will warn you though, there are some serious topics presented in this book. Things like...more
CeCe carries around a lot of guilt for her brother Cy's death and as a result, she doesn't do that much work to participate in her own defense. (We learn the exact circumstances of his death toward the end of the book, but we know that whatever it is, her involvement was enough to land her in legal troubl ...more
For me, I remember the friends in high school on the 'meth' diet to stay so so thin. I remember the hushed conversations about parents that drank too much. I remember the O.D. The drunk driving accident.
So this book is something that I think can reach everyone. It just hits a nerve we all instinctively have and is just tough enough to make reading it not 1 ...more
When I picked up this book, I wasn't really sure what I was expecting. I knew it was about a girl who was in trouble with the law for the death of her brother. I knew it was about addiction. I knew it was about a family that had been torn apart. But what I didn't expect was such a gut-wrenching, emotional reading experience. Thicker Than Water is haunting and heartbreaking - and it shows off the pains of be ...more
What Cece does is wrong, no doubt about it, but there’s certainly a pervasive sense of unfairness that she is the one that takes all the blame, whilst the rich kids who bought from her, and the doctor who prescribed the pills, emerge scott-free. It’s also an intere ...more
The book tells about the story of Cecelia Price or CeCe, and how her life drastically changed because of her brother, Cyrus. From a straight A student, Cece learned how to deal drugs to help her family.
I would say that this book was a tragic story. CeCe had so much pot ...more
CeCe is in behavioral ...more
The story follows a girl named Cece who supposedly killed her brother. She's now trying to get better while preparing for her court date, where a Judge will decide whether she actually did. It would probably help if she didn't keep telling people that she was the one who killed Cy ...more
I struggled with a few elements of the ending, specifically (view spoiler)[ that Cece and Tucker are given the "blessing" to move ahead with their relationship. That seems pretty unethical.(view spoiler)[
I've had a few criticisms rolling around in my head, but when I start to type them out, they come across as too nit picky and particular. Unfortunately I think this one ...more
> 15 MILLION - The number of people in the US ALONE who abuse prescription drugs.
50% - The percentage of young adults who believe that prescription drugs are much safer than illegal street drugs.
54.2% - The percentage of prescription drug users who get them free from a friend/relative.
As appalling as these stats are, they are also very real.
There's no denying that drug abuse is a prevalent issue among young adults so it is d ...more
Wowwwww this book is heavy. If you have issues with drugs and addiction, please be careful when you approach this book then because it could be very triggering.
This is the story of a family who's dealing with addiction and denial. Cece's family started to fall apart when her mother died of cancer. Cece has a really difficult time with her, but her family moves forward and on. Her father remarries and buys a farm where he ...more
The Good: Thicker Than Water was an engaging read. And as someone who is still suffering from the ass end of a read ...more
Thicker Than Water follows the story of Cecelia (CeCe) Price after the death of her brother, Cyrus Price. Cece has been blamed for the death of her brother and is currently residing in a behavioral health center while waiting for her trial. Cece legitimately believes that she is the reason for her brother’s death and she should spend her life in jail as consequence. Cece’s story is told in current tim ...more
Cece and her brother Cyrus are key players in this book. There are other important to this story characters...school figures, friends, attorneys, therapists, doctors, a stepmother...Cece's father and even Cece's dead mother...all of these characters play an important role in what ultimately happened to Cece and her drug addicted brother.
Much of this book takes place at Cece's school and home...some of the book takes place at the center where she is confined after her ...more
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