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The First True Thing

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In the two weeks since her drunken bike accident, Marcelle has been forced to look deeply at her own life. She’s clean and sober now, attending a tough-love version of after-school rehab, and barely hanging out with her user friends. Then one night she gets a mysterious text from her best friend, Hannah, asking Marcelle to cover for her.

It’s a small, simple lie. But Marcel
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ebook, 256 pages
Expected publication: April 30th 2019 by HarperTeen (first published April 23rd 2019)
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Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Not only is this a book about a teen coming to terms with the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, it is a novel with a less than forthcoming narrator. This makes for an intriguing read. The reader doesn't quite know what to believe - as Marcelle slowly reveals the truths about her past.
Julia
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
An excellent YA book that deals honestly with difficult issues and makes the reader feel the immediacy of Marcelle's many pressures and need to make tough choices. It deals frankly with the pain of substance abuse, peer pressure, and finding one's own voice. As a parent, it brought home to me how much high school students, while still needing love and guidance from their parents, are really in their own world. Adding drugs, alcohol, and other criminal behavior to an already fraught time in any t ...more
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Solid book about teen addiction and the enabling of it.
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