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High Before Homeroom

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  • Posted January 5, 2011


    As a 19 year old student I understand the feelings this book contains. The book is a great read and an eye opener for those in the same frame of thoughts. I would recommend this book for club discussion, for young people or older people who crave to understand our minds. I would highly read other books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2010

    not satisfied

    Aside from the many typo's (I have the e-book version for the nook) this book also lacked any type of 'movement'. I kept reading waiting for the story to start and when it did most of it was predictable. The ending is pretty lame, in my opinion its a big let down. The only good thing I have to say is it was pretty funny at times but other than that it should be a library read.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

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    Reviewed by Angie Fisher for

    Doug Schaffer is a sixteen-year-old self-proclaimed loser, although no one notices him enough to care.

    When he falls for a girl at the mall he works at, he realizes the only way she'll ever pay attention to him is if he becomes a "bad boy." His plan? Become a meth addict, complete with the drama of rehab and returning with a reputation. What wasn't in his plan was the return of his formerly perfect brother, who was injured in Iraq and formed his own addictions.

    What follows is Doug's sad, often humorous journey, albeit researched, into a life of drugs that he never fully embraces, but sucks him in nonetheless.

    HIGH BEFORE HOMEROOM is a coming-of-age novel that, like life, isn't always easy to read, but is a very real depiction of the lengths teens will go to be accepted, regardless of the casualties they leave in their wake.

    Maya Sloan may well be the most realistic voice to hit the young adult genre since Chris Crutcher, and I, for one, will certainly be following her rise to fame.

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