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Friday, December 21, 2012

Beneath a Meth Moon (YA)

Book #83 Read in 2012
Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson (YA)

This book tells the story of Laurel, a teenage girl, who is addicted to meth.  Laurel's mother and grandmother are killed in a hurricane and that grief spirals Laurel into the grips of a drug addiction that means she risks losing her family, her friends and her life.  This book shows what addiction does to people without going into vivid, gory detail.

Woodson is one of my favorite authors for young adult books.  Her books are well written, have complex characters and deal with difficult issues.  This book continues that pattern.

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