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Book Review: Clean; by Amy Reed

genre } fiction | society & social issues | health | drugs & addiction | Disability
rating } pg 18+
date released } July 19, 2011
publisher } Simon Pulse
ISBN } 9781442413443 (hb) | 1442413441
acquisition } advanced copy from publisher
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1 Clean
by; Amy Reed

Summary from Goodreads
Olivia, Kelly, Christopher, Jason, and Eva have one thing in common: They’re addicts. Addicts who have hit rock bottom and been stuck together in rehab to face their problems, face sobriety, and face themselves. None of them wants to be there. None of them wants to confront the truths about their pasts. But they’ll all have to deal with themselves and one another if they want to learn how to live. Because when you get that high, there’s nowhere to go but down, down, down.

My 2 Cents
The first thing that grab me to read this book, is that cover. The model look so alone, and deep in thought. Then, there’s the four walls closing in. tight and small. Reminds me of that Babyface’s song, “Nobody knows it but me”. But to the book! Have you ever read a book, that consumes your attention? The only reason why it took me this long to read, is due to my hectic schedule, but I’d made sure to read this every single night so I know what’s going on next in that book.

Now back to the book. I don’t have to tell you the summary of this book, since I’ve included it up there as a summary. What I like to share is how every character suck you into their world. Most chapters of this book puts us in their characters mind, circulating from one character to another, where they open up their past, their feelings, their hopes, dreams, fears, vulnerabilities, etc, all poured out for us to see. Putting the reader into the spot of understanding, instead of judging. I Actually wanted to give Christopher and Jason a hug, not to forget I like to shove spoon feed Olivia.

I do wish and hope that book will actually get all the readers it could have. It would bring the readers into a perspectives. I know talking about addicts is a taboo, but reading this, would not let you break into that curiosity to try and “experiment” but it would show you the pain, it causes, the sacrifice, and the difficulties to get back up to their feet after they’ve became an addict.

Overall, This book has a full 5 ♠s from me. Thanks for the book Amy Reeds =^_^=

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