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Rx 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
deanb More than 1 year ago
This book was good and I enjoyed it thoroughly. This book was great because things like this happen in real life. The book was based on a high school teen that found the drug world. Well she took advantage of it and began to do pills. Her friend later found out about it and tried some drugs. Thyme began to start selling the pills she was taking. There was one bad thing, she was in the top 20 of academics.Thyme Gilcrest was in all the honors things and was popular at the same time. This was most high school kids dreams. She later turned into a legit drug dealer and had clients. But i know people that have gotten into this and i enjoyed reading a book about it.
Sarahhh More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine reccomended this book to me and I fell in love instantly. The story is extremely realistic and one I could read again and again. And I feel that I can relate to Thyme very well, I used to pop pills and sell them to the people at my school. And how withdrawal and the feeling of being on pills is described... it's intensely real. I would reccomend this book to everyone I know.
MidnightReader More than 1 year ago
Rx defentky is not my normal read, last summer I stumbled apon it at my local library, when I was picking a free book I earned from there Teen Reading Program. The book is a bit sad, and since I have never had to deal with a drug addiction, I can not say how realistic. Though the charecters are very well developed and the book tends to not get to slow at any point. In general it is not my absoloute favorite book, though like I have said it is good and I do strongly sugest you read it if you have time.
SkinnyPants More than 1 year ago
Thyme is just trying to fit in, and along the way she finds something to help her. Perscription drugs. It has a good story line, but I think it lacks too much. It was really hard to start just because I was bored in the beginning. I think the back description makes it sound more exciting than it really is. Sometimes I would get confused and lost with what was going on because it switches without transition. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn't recommended it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book may sound flat-out horrible to you, the whole concept of a straight-A high school drug dealer. Trust me, this book is against drugs all the way. It's a little slow starting, but if you stick it out through the first half, it quickly captures your attention and only gets better. The ending was sad but perfect for the story, and a lot of truth rings through this book. Recommended for high schoolers and parents. Yes, I'm a sophomore in high school actually recommending this to parents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i reeeally love this book. coming from someone who used to pop adderall to get through classes, i relate extremely well with thyme. although the beginning is sort of slow, the story quickly builds into something great. i loved the realistic view of a teenager looking up drugs online, and wanting to be better. it just feels so relatable to me, and the ending was the best part.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is TERIBLE. I have been through ritalin addiction and know what its like -- this book did NOT get it right at all. The author obviously had never done a drug in her life, and definately not ritalin. It was very obvious at points that she was getting facts straight from the internet. Such a horrible book, and the main character is so obnoxious, dont read it.
jazmine210 More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, its really interesting, realistic, teen sarcasm. Its so realistic this could really happen to anyone really and it can happen so easily! One little thing leads to another and it just starts quietly advancing before you know it you probably have someone in your high school or college that does this.  So Thyme is one of those really smart girls she gets As but she has to really work for them. And thats when she tries a common "study drug" and soon shes led into a world of addiction, dealing, and deception. Childhood friend may not be as loyal and trustworthy as they seem. And her love may not be as understanding as she wants him to be. But is this really entirely her fault? When alot of what she sees are her parents and their friends popping pills just to stay awake? Thyme has already been exposed to the magic little capsules that allow you to feel and think any way you want. But nothing comes without consequence.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
I make no claims that this book shows the "real" life of teens or sensationalizes the less-than-dramatic reality. I simply don't know. What I can say is that "Rx" by Tracy Lynn is very timely. Last December, for example, there were numerous news stories detailing the pressures teens face to be perfect and pretty and fun while making it all look easy. This book offers one explanation of how some teens do that. Thyme Gilcrest goes to a competitive high school in a rich suburban neighborhood. It's senior year and she is jockeying for position among the top 20 of her class--a coveted spot that Thyme can barely cling to despite hours of work each night. This all changes when Thyme gets a hold of some Ritalin to treat her self-diagnosed ADHD. Suddenly she can focus and life is good. Then her friends find out about the drug and start asking her to get other "cure alls" for them. Lynn writes this story in matter-of-fact, concise prose. Narrated by Thyme, the story never offers judgment on the druggies, dealers and misfits that populate its pages. Instead, Lynn is simply setting down the facts as she knows them (read the afterward to see why the story is important to her) to offer up a cautionary tale about the hazards of prescription drug abuse and dealing. The prose here is arresting. After the first pages I was hooked. Thyme's commentary is sardonic and caustic--an appealing combination. At the same time, her story is painful to read as Thyme describes her let-downs and her own shortcomings. Despite that, the middle begins to drag as Thyme transitions of user to dealer. However, Lynn will throw in a trick now and then to surprise you. Stylistically, this novel isn't overly exceptional. It's what I would term a "gimmick" novel--trying to cash in on the popularity (for lack of a better word) of the issue of prescription drug abuse in high schools. The novel also deals with the world of privileged teens: kids whose parents have enough money that they are never home and leave their children with a bit too much free reign in their absence. The term "latch key children" might also come to mind. In a world where family dinners don't happen as often as they used to, perhaps it's not surprising to see more and more novels focusing on "latch key teens." Part of me wants to do more research on the subject to see if prescription drugs are really that available to random teenagers but, as with most things, I think it depends on the teen and the location. For my part, I had a nagging sense that the novel was overstating the problem or perhaps focusing on a more suburban phenomenon (although Meg Cabot's new novel "Jinx" which is set in New York City briefly touches upon this issue as well). Perhaps I'm the only one who didn't know how to go about getting illegal substances as a teen (and still doesn't) and had no desire to. At any rate, "Rx" is an interesting look at the burdens of overachievers even if the novel might leave you with more of a nagging feeling than a completely satisfied one.
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I have read this book so many times and I find new things in it all the time. Recomend to EVERYONE!
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Allison Gross More than 1 year ago
i loved this book! it was so good!!!!
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it was an okay book, it moved a little too fast to build an understanding for the characters. its mean more for pre teens than adults. the ending was easily expected as were most events in the book. It wasn't bad but its not a book i'd keep on my shelf.
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OliviatheLilyBee More than 1 year ago
There was somethings I liked but I did not love the book. I liked the fact that it showed how anyone can get pulled into drugs, which is true. Also that it's not always for the wrong reasons. But I have to sadly say I did not love it. I kept reading and reading waiting for something more to happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two days,i could not bring myself to put it down, i barely stopped reading to participate in my classes.This book reaches out to the reader in so many levels,i found myself laughing,on the verge of crying and other times just completely shocked. I myself,being a 15 year old girl,growing up in southern California, where a majority of my school is on some kind of drug, could easily relate to this. I have also taken a few prescription drugs myself,and after reading this book,i know i will never do it again. So if you know somebody who is addicted to taking prescription drugs,i highly recommend this book, its definitely learning a huge life lesson,but the easy way.
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