Release Date: July 19, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Source: Pulse It
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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.
So much raw emotion drawn out in this realistic tale.
Clean focuses on five drug addicted teenagers sent into rehab whether by family or their own accord. You peer into the thoughts and personalities of Olivia, Kelly, Jason, Eva, and Christopher who unravel their tales and their lives while fighting to stay sober and sane during their rehabilitation.
Clean is a definite must read for Ellen Hopkins fans or those of Go Ask Alice, because this book is filled with those raw realistic moments that are hard to soak in but haunt you on every word written. It is such a sad, riveting tale that comes out with a happy ending. You follow them on a journey to fight, question, and realize mistakes and actions that were made.
I was rooting for every character in that book to get healthy, to realize that there are ways to get better and life a happy life. I just wanted to jump in that book and scream "I'LL BE YOUR FRIEND!" to those who lost friends or never truly had one. I'm not one to judge. I'm one who will stick with those through thick and think no matter what they're going through. And that's what I wanted to do with those five. I rooted for them until the very end. And I'm glad I did.
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