Blazed

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Kirkus Reviews
2014-04-16
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442487215
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/17/2014
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 102,494
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: HL670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jason Myers is the author of five teen novels, including his debut, Exit Here., which became a cult classic. He lives in San Francisco, California. Find him online at JasonMyersAuthor.com or follow him on Twitter at @JasonMyersBooks.

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Blazed


  • “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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    The person who said if i could give this book zero stars i would

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2014

    If I could give this book zero stars, I wouldn't even hesitate.

    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: "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."  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. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    So good. I love all of Jason Myers' books, and this one was just

    So good. I love all of Jason Myers' books, and this one was just as wonderful as the rest.

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