Clean

Clean

by Amy Reed
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Clean 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Aubri Hodge More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. It's addicting...lol.
Julie Kamran More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely great book and i would recommend it to any troubled teen with drug problems. I am one of those teens & after reading this book it helped me realize that i can change because i have the ability to and i deserve to . My family does not deserve all of the hurt i have caused for them as wel and this book made me realize that. Thank you Amy Reed. DESTINEE
StalkinTheBooks More than 1 year ago
Clean is a hard hitting contemporary novel that deals with the struggles of a group of teens in recovery. It's not a happy book by any means, but it is a hopeful one. At the start of the novel you are introduced to all 5 main characters very quickly. Its a bit confusing at first trying to figure out who is who, but that doesn't last long due to each characters distinct voice. There's Kelly (the popular, party girl), Olivia (the new, rich girl), Christopher (the quite, weird boy), Eva (the rude, punk girl) and Jason (the loud, pretty boy). Most of the novel is told from Christopher and Kelly's POV, which is both a blessing and a curse since you get to know these two characters very well but also get a limited view of Eva, Jason and Olivia. I really enjoyed Eva's characters the most because I really felt all her sadness and vulnerability hiding beneath all her anger. However, I think everyone will be able to identify with at least one of the characters since they're all so vastly different. Even if you can't relate to the substance or recovery issue, all of these teens have gone through a personal crises that have lead them down the road to addiction. Clean is a very quick read due to the stories short time frame and essay like structure. Plus with the intense subject matter its nearly impossible to put down. I found the various different storytelling devices (narrative, dialogue, essay, questionnaire & group sessions) to be a really unique way to get to know all the characters. It also helped to create a more secluded and intensely emotional atmosphere within the rehab center forcing the 5 teens into relying and confiding in each other, something which they all are hesitate to do. I really appreciated author Amy Reed's ability to create a gritty emotional journey into the lives of these teen addicts. There is nothing glamorous about what these characters have gone or are going through. I also appreciated the honest, unapologetic and often brutal language and interaction between the teens. Was it hard to read sometimes? Yes. Was it always necessary? I think so, because I needed to feel that all 5 of these teens had hit rock bottom, which I did. That if they didn't get their lives together they were all going to end up dead or in jail. Towards the end of the novel we get a glimpse into how far these characters have come, but also how far they still have to go. I love the hopefulness of it because in my opinion, that's what this novel is about. That no matter what you've done to yourself or to others, things can always get better and their is always hope. Clean is not a book everyone is going to enjoy as there's sex, drugs, drinking, and foul language throughout. With that being said, I think that its an important novel that deals with a very delicate subject matter in a mature, realistic and hopeful way. I would definitely recommend Clean to older teens or adults who enjoy contemporary novels dealing with social and family issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No matter your opinion on the contraversial material, this book will open your eyes and change your world forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makes you realize how important a life really is... beautiful storie!!
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Clean is a powerful book about teens in a rehab center. It focuses on 5 different teens, two boys and three girls. I think that it's amazing how Amy wove their tales together, how they interacted with each other, but most distinctly, I really was impressed at how she was able to give them each a unique voice. They all had different things that led them to drugs or alcohol, but I love how they are able to band together, forgetting those differences and seeing each other as real people with real needs, and forming a friendship and a road to recovery. I also liked Shelly the councelor, I hope that there are people like that for every recovery group. She seemed to know what each needed and pushed them to participate, share, and what is appropriate at what time for them. She told it like it was without sugarcoating, and I like that aspect. Sometimes things are skimmed over because it's YA, but this is a raw and powerful book. I definitely recommend that you pick this up and give it a try. It moved me and I think given a chance it will speak to everyone who reads it. I was able to see pieces of myself in the characters and it made me so thankful that I've never been down that road, but it gave me glimpse of what that road could look like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really changed my life. It made me realize that I'm on my way there. Because of this I have becomea better person and I am recovering on my own from depression. It also made me realize that there are people with problems a lot worse than mine. I read this book in one day and plan to read it again. Amy Reed has become one of my favorite authors. I really hope she continues writing and changing lives. I have made it my life goal to really change, and improve, someome's life. I want to make a differance. Thank you, Amy Reed, for making a differance in mine. If you're on he fence about this book, buy it. It is worth so much more than $9.99. I really think it saved my life and allowed me to have a future.
TheReaderSophia More than 1 year ago
A must read! I felt like I was qatching them and yet I was right there with them! I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldnt stop reading! The pages had so much expresion and i read it in a matter of days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It made me think. I loved every page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will and i know way more then you want to about se.x . I only do nook se.x though
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, and i think the young adults that are battling w/ addiction or have experienced addiction will enjoy it as well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I've read beautiful and clean loved them both my aunt startef me offon this and then I got hooked I can relate to these books in some of the strangest ways I'm a teen and no one really understands but didn't they feel the same way once so why don't they just put forth an effort for us l?
MeganAshley More than 1 year ago
I loved how the book is in different points of view. It made it much more interesting. I also love how the chapters are different because sometimes they focus on just one of the five patients, the group session, their personal essay, or the questionnaire. Christopher was my favorite character, but at times I felt like she forced his story to drag on just so she could wait until the end to expose everything that he did. It was predictable, so to have to wait that long to hear everything, when we already knew everyone else's complete secrets, was pretty disappointing. My favorite story though was Jason's. I felt for him the entire time. For the most part, they were all teenagers I've read before. I read a lot of books like this one, so at some parts I felt like I was just rereading a different book I've read before, which was also disappointing. Despite that, overall I liked the book and would definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This reminded me that i have to clean and rearange my room
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is AMAZING! It is realistic and takes you inside the mind of a teen addict without being all dramatic. This is probably one of the best books that I've ever read. You have to read it !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was/is my absolute favorite books. It's honestly a really great book with lots of deep emotion. Each character in the story dealt with something different and added dept in the story. Although at the end i wish she would've added more to it to give more closure, it's an amazing book regardless. I recommend this to everyone looking for a great read that's emotional and different! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When u read this book your wondering ehat happened to all the kids but as it all goes on... u start to get feelings for everyone in this book. Jason the rebel, kelly the gorgeous one, christopher thr nerd, eva the goth, and olivia the newbie. Thts a crazy-good group of friends. This book make u smile an laugh. Also u get really sad and attached to the characters:) great reaaaaad:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best i love it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I read it a little while ago, but it came up in my suggestions & i remembered how much I absolutely loved it. The novel itself was absolutely impossible to put down, & aside from the intriguing aspect that each of the characters carry, it's so interesting trying to figure them out as you go along, discovering their past and how learn how they got where they were.  As soon as you pick this up you won't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its wonderful, the character development is amazing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!