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Smack (Paperback)

Author:  Melvin Burgess
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312608624
ISBN-13: 9780312608620
Sku: 212963387
Publish Date: 6/8/2010
Pages:  327
Age Range:  18 to 23
A boy and a girl were spending the night together in the back seat of a Volvo estate car. The car was in a garage. It was pitch black. (from the first line)
After running away from their troubled homes, two English teenagers move in with a group of squatters in the port city of Bristol and try to find ways to support their growing addiction to heroin. *Author: Burgess, Melvin *Publication Date: 2010/06/08 *Number of Pages: 327 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 10-12 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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I can give it up any time I want . . .
|Sometimes maybe you need an experience. The experience can be a person or it can be a drug. The experience opens a door that was there all the time but you never saw it. Or maybe it blasts you into outer space. This time it was Lily and Rob and Gemma spending all that time to make me feel one of them, but it was the drug too. All that crap—about Gemma leaving me, about Mum and Dad, about leaving home. All that negative stuff. All the pain . . .|     It just floated away from me, I just floated away from it . . . up and away . . .|     I leaned back and I looked at the book and I looked at them and Gemma smiled at me, a big soft smile, and her eyes were like marbles.|     “Better?” she said.


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...a gripping read about life on--and falling off--the edge." - Deborah Stevenson April 1998

Kirkus Reviews
"Based on actual people and incidents, this harrowing tale is as compellingly real as it is tragic." 03/15/1998

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   14
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0327
Product attributePublisher:   Square Fish
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