Thicker Than Water
Author : Kelly Fiore
Publisher : HarperTeen (January 5, 2016)
Genre : Literature & Fiction
Perfect for fans of Ellen Hopkins—a heartbreaking tale of family tragedy and drug addiction where sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcomes.
Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. Although CeCe is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the story is much more complicated. Cyrus wasn’t always a drug-addled monster. He used to be a successful athlete, but when an injury forced Cyrus off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence.
All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized an effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills. Only she never expected what happened next.
“THICKER THAN WATER is an authentic depiction of a sister’s grief at losing her brother to drugs, her guilt at the part she may or may not have played, and her journey to the other side of suffering, where she learns grace and empathy lie.”
Carrie Arcos, National Book Award finalist
“[THICKER THAN WATTER] is a fast-paced novel that has all of the pieces, including a wry, edgy protagonist forced to untangle a complicated web of drugs, college dreams, and family.”
Jenny Hubbard, 2015 Printz Honor recipient, William C. Morris Award finalist
“Fiore weaves an incredibly authentic tale of the drama and emotion that surround death and drug abuse. Dynamic characters, filled with flaws and hope. Sometimes frustrating, sometimes heart-rending, and sometimes hopeful, Fiore’s work is great for fans of ‘unpretty’ realistic fiction. A must-have.” (School Library Journal)
“This tense psychological drama navigates both drug addiction and difficult family dynamics to great effect. Gritty but never melodramatic, it explores tough choices, the price of forgiveness, and the lengths we will go for family.” (Booklist)
Langue : English
File size : 1 Mo
Format : pdf
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