Love Is the Drug

Love Is the Drug

by Alaya Dawn Johnson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545417815
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 605,237
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Alaya Dawn Johnson’s first novel for young adults, THE SUMMER PRINCE, received three starred reviews, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. She grew up in Washington, D.C., attended Columbia University, and now lives in New York City.

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Love Is the Drug 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
The description of this book sounded fabulous to me - I'm a fan of early John Grisham and anything Michael Crichton, so I thought I'd be hooked immediately. But - not so much. The plot and the mystery behind this story were great ideas, but I really struggled with a few things. In the first few pages, so many characters were introduced that by page ten, I was completely lost. Then, to make matters worse, some characters were occasionally referred to by their nicknames, then their real names in other sections which made it difficult to connect with them. The jumps between present day and flashbacks were a little confusing and I'm still unclear about what actually happened to Emily that night. My confusion made it hard to get into this book and I found myself skimming through several parts. I think there was a good story in here, but this book just wasn't for me. This review is based on a digital copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
ecmyers More than 1 year ago
This is a stunning book about identity and discovery against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a bourgeoning dystopia. It's the most literary conspiracy thriller I've ever read, with gorgeous language, increasingly high (and very personal) stakes, and gut-wrenching twists. The threats to Bird and the people she loves feel real and frightening, all while balancing world-shattering danger and the mundane — but equally weighty — horrors of navigating high school and finding your own path in life. A beautiful, suspenseful, and moving novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago