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Nominated for the 2016 Carnegie Medal

I wasn’t always like this. I know what you’re thinking: druggie, junkie, wreckhead, trashbag. But I’m not sticking needles in my arm or sleeping on the streets, or stealing to feed the habit. I’m not one of those.

Carla has just moved to London and starts at yet another new school; she is desperate to fit in. Though she makes a couple of
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 6th 2015 by Walker Books
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Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I first heard about this book at the Walker Blogger event in June and it well and truly sucked me in. I've never been a big reader of books that focus on drug and alcohol problems. It's just never something that's grabbed my attention. Once Katie Everson had read aloud a section of her book however, I knew that I had to read it asap. The storyline is so very addictive and real. I loved the way various events were conveyed - everything was so very real. Carla is used to flitting from school to sc ...more
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!!!
The writing style was amazing and I flew through this.
Really enjoyed the storyline and the message that the book gave came across clearly.
Really recommend this awesome contemporary.
Drugs. Romance. Friendship. Being true to yourself and sticking up for yourself.
So the 2nd half was mildly better than the first, for one thing, Carla grew some common sense. Even then, I loathed her. She's bright and knows what's wrong yet still convinces herself somehow to do the wrong thing.

Isaac was the saviour. I really liked him, he's cute and awkward despite being the older Masterson brother. Yeah, at times, his actions made me roll my eyes but he was the only real character I cared about. I guess there's a message about drugs behind the story but I couldn't get into
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Apr 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
I picked Drop up by chance at the library. The description pulled me in and I was excited to start it, but what I got was a complete mess. The main character was utterly stupid and selfish, and by the end I didn't care what happened to her. The other characters weren't any better. There was only one character I liked, and that was the brother of the main character's love interest - who I can't even remember the name of the book was so forgettable.
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
The blurb made me think this would be more about a gradual drug problem but it was just a stereotypical teen fic. New girl at school, wants to reinvent herself and become popular. Goes out with popular guy. Gets into drugs. Grades go down other friends try and warm her etc. It wasn't bad but I've read it all before. The main character was an idiot like why would she think it was ok to just suddenly start doing loads of drugs all the time? Also her parents were shit how could they not tell she wa ...more
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Sep 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
Dear God, this was painful .
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*

Originally published at: http://solittletimeforbooks.blogspot....

I flew through Drop. I was captured by Carla’s struggle against what she wanted and what she needed and desperation to be a part of something.

With Carla’s mum being an up and coming journalist, desperate to make it into the big time, Carla has spent most of her school years moving around as her mum chases the next step of her career. She's finally made it and they’ve moved to London, just in time for Carla to do her A-le
Hannah Pike
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was pretty slow to begin with, but it picked up pace pretty quickly!!
Couldn't put it down!
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much!! I hope Katie Everson writes more in the future
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was a great read and delved really well into the issue.
Fatin Farhana
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jun 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Review can also be found here.

Drop is Katie Everson’s debut novel and unfortunately, there’s nothing inside the story that shouts “I’m unique! Read me! I’ll keep you on the edge of your seat till the very end!”

Now, don’t get me wrong. I like this book, overly-used clichés (because you can never, ever fully escape them anymore) and all, but there’s nothing special about it. The blurb at the back of the book was very intriguing and yeah, the narration is definitely honest. It’s subtle in parts,
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, own
**4/4.5 stars**

Originally posted at:

I didn’t really know what I was about to read when I started Drop. I think only recently the second part of the synopsis was added, but all I had to go on was a vague paragraph that talked about drug usage. So yeah, that’s pretty much all I knew: that this was a book about drugs. I could obviously infer that the main character had made some bad decisions but was somewhat in denial. And that is literally IT. I went into
Dan Wadey
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, 2015
Original Post:

First off, please can we appreciate how breathtakingly beautiful the cover of this book is. It is completely relevant as well. Carla Carroll moves around a lot, because of her mother’s job as a scientific journalist. When her mother gets a promotion, the family permanently move to London. Here, Carla joins yet another new school. But she doesn’t just want to be bland and fit in; Carla wants to spread her glorious butterfly wings and be popul
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
An addictive UKYA debut that offers an honest, moving and important look at drug abuse among teenagers and the desire we feel to fit in.

Originally posted on my blog Ashleigh Online

After hearing Katie read a few pages from this stunning debut novel at a blogger event in June, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in and read it. The snippet that she shared immediately captivated me, and I also couldn’t stop staring at that incredible cover (it might just be my favourite book cover ever).

So it didn’t surpr
Sophie Louise
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
I thought this book was good, however I wasn't hooked by it like I am with other books. I thought the storyline was interesting and I enjoyed it. All the characters were realistic, especially Carla, Finn and Georgia, and I liked how they were all individual people but came together to share experiences. I also really liked the way that Carla was torn by two different friendship groups and realising the values of friendship like she did when Lauren and Sienna cared about her and stood by her wher ...more
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
'Drop,' covers issues that lots of people would quickly want to shy from. It exposes them in a captivating manner, making me fly through the chapters quite easily. Carla is often moving schools, due to her mothers job- she has moved to a school in London to do her A-Levels.

She quickly fits in with two girls called Lauren and Sienna- who are very safe and normal. However: she soon meets Finn: good looking, easy going: a cool guy. Suddenly Carla finds herself falling into the world of drugs, alco
Aug 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
You want to know why I hated this book? Because the characters were stupid. I really liked the idea of having a book that looked at the issues of drugs in teens but this was so stupid. The main character had absolutely no backbone or common sense. Her decisions revolved around trying to impress a guy, even though it was obvious it was going to end bad. It was like a cliche teen drama series with drugs. I never finished the book because I couldn't deal with the characters.
Lili Kathey
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
It was okay, I quite liked it. But for me, stuff like Ballads of Suburbia hit me harder with this theme - this book felt... not exactly romance-focused, but (view spoiler) ...more
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Imaan Iddir
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Okay, Part One was shockingly mediocre, to the point where it was both painful and almost hilarious to read. Carla Carroll is like the reincarnation of Bella Swan, just more hormonal and ten times as stupid.
Part Two was better. I guess I got used to the slightly cringeworthy writing. Also, she started to use her brain - a thing I wasn't sure she actually possessed.
The ending could've been better - the whole book could have been better, actually - but it could've been worse. It wasn't as well exe
Aug 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a good read. Fast, interesting and well written. There was a moment in the book where I went "oh god, not again" but I mean, sure, why not add another love triangle into the mix of all the thousands of triangles we read through in every other YA novel.

Other than that, the book was a good take on drug use and popularity. It wasn't as painful and real as I expected, I wanted it to be more gritty and downright scary, but it had its moments where I was a bit disgusted, which was the right
Phraewa Saengaroon
Aug 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is about a teenage girl, who tries to prevent alcohol and smoking from her life. She started smoking and drinking because she was stressing her life at grades and family problems. But after she transfers to another high school, most of the students were smoking, will she conquer her goal? Or went back to smoke again, you'll need to find out...

This book really influenced me, not to smoke even though you're stressed. I think that there is a much better idea than smoking and drink! Such a
Michaela M
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
I am on page 46. This is an inspirational book about a girl who is bought up and becomes part of the drug and alcohol problem and struggles to get out. Carla is trapped in a bubble. She is in a bad place. Her parents are never home and her friends are very limited. Carla falls in love with a boy from the football team but. This book is set in London which is my favorite place in the world as the buildings and the nature make it very special. I would recommend this book for 12 years and up as th ...more
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic, modern coming of age story from up and coming writer Katie Everson. Even as an adult, it reminded me of the pains of teenagehood - the struggle to discover where you fit in and the (constant) struggle with identity. I think we all had our own 'Finn' at some point in our lives. Very relatable and easy to read - I think I polished it off in two sittings.
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book read like a bad fanfiction. It had everything from the flat cliché characters to the cheesy lines covered. Insta-love, bad boys, horrible dialogue; half the book I was bored out of my mind the rest of it I was cringing.
I hated all the characters so much. Especially Carla or whatever her name was. All she did was complain, that or goggle at stupid Finn.
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Birgitte Bach
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was ok
Okay bog om en pige, der bliver forblændet af den charmerende og populære Finn og ganske langsomt bliver trukket med ham ind i en nedadgående spiral med hash og piller. Bogen er godt skrevet, men jeg fandt den værende en anelse poppet og urealistisk.
Bri B
Feb 23, 2016 rated it did not like it
I am so disappointed with this book. It is really rare that I find myself skimming to finish a book. But this was one of those times where I had to. I found this book full of repetitive plots and immature characters. I'm sure others may like it, but it's really not for me.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Iv never read a book that deals with drug use before but I really enjoyed this book! I feel like it was realistic and I felt like I connected with the main character Carla so much. Really good book and an important message.
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