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Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
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it was ok

I was fully prepared for this to top my list, but I got really tired of reading about the drug use. 300 pages of how great Oxy and Heroin are, but very little about the horrible road of recovery. It was sort of like, went to the clinic and got all better. The recovery is horrendous!! And it never really ends. I personally have two little cousins who were addicts and struggle daily. That on-going part was lost for me. And I really didn’t like Mickey. It was hard to care about her situation. I would not recommend this book to a teen because it seemed to glorify the blessings of drug use (look at all she accomplished before it went bad!) more than really necessary. Well written, but it missed the bar for me on the good it could do.

*I reviewed this book as a second round judge of the Cybils Book Awards, but I checked my copy out of the local library (did not receive a free copy from the publisher) and am under no obligation to post a positive review.
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Reading Progress

January 20, 2020 – Started Reading
January 20, 2020 – Shelved
January 22, 2020 –
page 60
14.32%
January 23, 2020 –
page 164
39.14%
January 24, 2020 –
page 215
51.31%
January 26, 2020 –
page 418
99.76%
January 27, 2020 – Finished Reading

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