Smack

Smack

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by Melvin Burgess
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0613657128

ISBN-13: 9780613657129

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval

Gemma:"My parents are incompetent. They haven't got a clue..."

Tar: "I know it sounds stupid, but it was like the flowers had come out for Gemma..."

Lily: "They did everything they could to pin me down...my mum, my dad, school..."

Rob:"We stood for a while breathing big long breaths of air. It was cold and pure...You could feel it inside you,

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Gemma:"My parents are incompetent. They haven't got a clue..."

Tar: "I know it sounds stupid, but it was like the flowers had come out for Gemma..."

Lily: "They did everything they could to pin me down...my mum, my dad, school..."

Rob:"We stood for a while breathing big long breaths of air. It was cold and pure...You could feel it inside you, doing you good."

How do these teens come to run away from home? To be users? Addicts? As their stories intertwine and build, SMACK never lets up the pace. It is a book about people, families—real and those constructed by young people with no one to turn to but each other. SMACK is a book about a drug and the hold it can have. Written directly for its audience of young people and unflinching in its honesty, SMACK is the teen book of the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613657129
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.94(h) x 1.28(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Smack 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a great book. I love the way it switched back and forth from character to character, because you could see all of the caracters different points of views on things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Smack hits hard with a real life view of herion addiction. At first glamorizing the feeling and lifestyle associated with the drug, the novel portrays the gradual downward spiral that users go into. Gritty, real, and brutally honest, I couldn't put the book down.