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  Cover Art: Lucy in the Sky Lucy in the Sky
A diary by an unnamed drug addict from an upper middle-class neighborhood in Santa Monica documents the ruination of her life after experimenting with drugs and alcohol at a party, after which she rejects everything she once cared about.
267 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Death of Jayson Porter Adoff, Jaime
The Death of Jayson Porter
In the Florida projects, sixteen-year-old Jayson struggles with the harsh realities of his life which include an abusive mother, a drug-addicted father, and not fitting in at his predominately white school, and which bring him to the brink of suicide.
259 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: When a Heart Turns Rock Solid Black, Timothy
When a Heart Turns Rock Solid
The story of Julio, Fausto and Sammy, and the economic and political policies that determined the boys' fates and the fates of thousands of others. Poorly served by flawed bilingual education programs and harsh drug laws, even assistance from the author couldn't fight the pull of the streets.
421 p. 2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: You Know Where to Find Me Cohn, Rachel
You Know Where to Find Me
In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative.
204 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon M.
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
295 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Glass Hopkins, Ellen
Glass
In a powerful sequel to Crank, Kristina is determined to manage her addiction to crank in order to keep her newborn child, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.
681 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Shooting Star McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
Shooting Star
Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.
273 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Another Jekyll, Another Hyde Nayeri, Daniel
Another Jekyll, Another Hyde
After his girlfriend dumps him and his father remarries, Thomas finds his life spinning out of control at the same time news breaks about a vicious crime, causing Thomas to suspect that his stepmother has involved him in a supernatural plan.
249 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Recovery Road Nelson, Blake
Recovery Road
While she is in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, seventeen-year-old Maddie meets Stewart, who is also in treatment, and they begin a relationship, which they try to maintain after they both get out.
310 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Methland Town Reding, Nick
Methland Town
Based on Reding’s four years of reporting in the agricultural town of Oelwein, Iowa, and tracing the connections to the global forces that set the stage for the meth epidemic, Methland offers a vital perspective on a contemporary tragedy. It is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives that meth has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war.
255 p. 2009
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Tweak Sheff, Nic
Tweak
The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.
325 p. 2007
Teen Nonfiction Book (Biography)
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  Cover Art: Beneath a Meth Moon Woodson, Jacqueline
Beneath a Meth Moon
"A young girl uses crystal meth to escape the pain of losing her mother and grandmother in Hurricane Katrina, and then struggles to get over her addiction"--Provided by publisher.
181 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
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