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by Jason Myers

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Jamie uncovers life-changing secrets from his past when he’s sent to live with a father he’s never met in this gritty novel from the author of Exit Here. and Run the Game.

Jamie is invincible when he is high. His anger, his isolation, his mom’s manic mood swings—nothing can shatter his glass castle. But one brutal night

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Jamie uncovers life-changing secrets from his past when he’s sent to live with a father he’s never met in this gritty novel from the author of Exit Here. and Run the Game.

Jamie is invincible when he is high. His anger, his isolation, his mom’s manic mood swings—nothing can shatter his glass castle. But one brutal night upends everything, leaving his mom broken and Jamie betrayed.

Sent to live with a father he’s never met, Jamie is determined to hate the man he blames for his mother’s ruin. And he blocks out the pain with drugs, fierce music, and sweet, sweet Dominique. Except the more time Jamie spends at his dad’s, the more his mother’s scathing stories start to unravel. Who is he supposed to believe? And how much will he have to sacrifice to uncover the truth?

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After his burnout mom fails in her suicide attempt, 14-year-old drug addict Jaime is sent to live with his estranged father, a superrich hotshot art dealer.The book is filled to the brim with angst, profanity and drug use in what feels more like a celebration of bourgeois ennui than a proper examination. An Internet phenom who's released an album online and posts videos of himself reading his poetry and short stories, Jaime is impossibly talented, attractive, intelligent and sexually charged. Every woman Jaime finds himself attracted to (including adults) offers herself to Jaime in increasingly gratuitous ways. It is hard to see Jaime as anything but a monstrous, spoiled brat, unable to see past his own pain and libido and incapable of complex thought or, apparently, character growth. At over 500 pages, the novel is an exhausting read. There are long passages in which nothing of consequence to character or plot takes place, just lots of navel-gazing. The characters discuss music with no sharp insight, making the endeavor feel like a laundry list of bands that the author really wants readers to know about (he goes so far as to include a playlist at the end of the book). The characters are flat, the romance undercooked, and the only individual of true interest is an author who awkwardly defends criticisms of his books—ones that mirror those made against Myers' own previous works.Repellent. (Fiction. 16 & up)

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16 - 18 Years

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  • “WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?” She asked me.

    We were sitting on a green park bench, and she looked so anxious and so pretty. I’d known her for three weeks.

    “That guy is so fake,” I said. “He’s a phony. How can you like that? He looks so generic and he’s not cool and he never will be. He’ll never like good music or good books. Who cares if he has a fucking car? He’s not real. He doesn’t have a soul.”

    “I wasn’t just talking about right now, Jaime,” she said. “I was asking why you’re so angry all the time?”

    “I’m not.”

    She threw her arms into the air. “Oh my god! Yes, you are! You are an amazing boy. You’re cute and so talented and so fucking sweet. But you’re also the angriest boy I’ve ever met.”

    “Fuck you,” I said. “Why don’t you go climb back into his car and listen to that bullshit music and listen to him lie to you? I thought you were better than that.”

    “And I thought you were better than this,” she said, before standing up and walking away.

    I never saw her again.

    And I’ve thought about her every day since that afternoon.

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    Blazed (Jason Myers #5) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
    Chancie 9 months ago
    Predictable and flat story, even flatter characters, poor and sloppy writing, and just overall, a very poorly done book. The ending is terrible, and everything leading up to it doesn't have much to say either. Very disappointing.
    TateM More than 1 year ago
    Blazed tells the beautifully twisted tale of an angry 14 year old boy who abuses Oxycontin, named Jaime. He has lived with his mother all his life and been raised to hate his father. Jaime's mother attempts suicide and Jaime is forced to go live with his father in San Francisco. During his time there the truth of Jaime's violent past begins to unravel, leaving him to wonder how well he really knows the woman who raised him. This book was splendidly written and displays a story that exposes raw emotion and how the truth may set you free of your own demons. Although I loved this book, and I absolutely adore Jason Myers, I didn't think there were enough of Jaime's memories written in to explain the love Jaime feels for his seemingly crazy mother. I also think that Jaime being only 14 was making him too young, he acts far more mature than most 14 year old guys could ever even come remotely close to and I also feel like the entire story would be far more plausible if Jaime was even just a year or two older, because of some of the activities that he does just don't seem possible for such a young man. Overall the story was very well written and I instantly fell in love with the characters that Myers had created because they seemed as though they were people I knew and I could form a strong bond to them. I would recommend this book to teens/young adults because of more explicit content. It is a job well done and an over all beautiful piece.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Examining her expression a moment, he wrapped his free arm around her waist, picking her up and carrying her over to the couch in front of the television. He lay her down gently and spread her legs. Kneeling beside her, he held her pu<_>ssy lips apart before gently pushing his index finger into her.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Fantastico! Cannot wait'll next capter.<br> Read my story at frt res.1
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The person who said if i could give this book zero stars i wouldnt hesitate obviously didnt finish the book. The main character grows a lot you read his development throughout the entire book. Compared to other Jason Myer books there's not as much drug or sex content but it's still there. This book tells a great story and it's one of my favorite books and i reccomend it to anyone who likes to read and can appreciate a good story when they see one. This book is fantastic. It's real and that's why i adore Jason Myer's he doesnt sugar coat things he keeps it real. I respect that
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    So good. I love all of Jason Myers' books, and this one was just as wonderful as the rest.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Walks in with bra and short shorts
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    She Walks in
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Res 7
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Gtg, BBT
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    If you 'know' anyone who would like to meet me in res. 8, I'll be there.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    If I could give this book zero stars, I wouldn't even hesitate. I bought this book after reading the intriguing summary on the back cover,  but soon realized what a mistake this purchase was. No, I did not finish the book. I could not bring myself to turn more than fifteen pages. In fact, I immediately decided to bring it out to my car so that I would not forget to return it. I was completely disgusted by the amount  of drug use in this book and the extent the author goes to to describe each use. The subject of drugs is brought up every other page for  half a page. If you're into this sort of thing, CONGRATULATIONS, this is the book for you! If not, run. Run FAR. I even paged through to see if there was any progression. My thoughts: &quot;Maybe the main character grows up and realizes that there's more to life than drugs! Oh, that's definitely it. The character grows. I like it.&quot;  But after looking through the last fifteen pages, we see the same thing. This is what I  call filth. If you enjoy the writing style of John Green, do not read this book. If you like progression of any sort, do not read this book. The author has great potential and writing style, if you're into this type of book but I'm just warning those that have the same mindset as me.  I can't imagine the dark place that the author is in. If you can't enjoy life without drugs or alcohol, then I feel sorry for you. After being in school for seven hours with about 500 drug addicted teenagers, I look for something more. And this is not it.