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ISBN13: 9780380732234
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Gemma:"My parents are incompetent. They haven't got a clue..."

Tar: "I know it sounds stupid, but it was like the flowers had come out for Gemma..."

Lily: "They did everything they could to pin me down...my mum, my dad, school..."

Rob:"We stood for a while breathing big long breaths of air. It was cold and pure...You could feel it inside you, doing you good."

How do these teens come to run away from home? To be users? Addicts? As their stories intertwine and build, SMACK never lets up the pace. It is a book about people, families--real and those constructed by young people with no one to turn to but each other. SMACK is a book about a drug and the hold it can have. Written directly for its audience of young people and unflinching in its honesty, SMACK is the teen book of the year.

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Winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal and Guardian prize for fiction, "Smack" isa timely and searing novel about the ecstasies and horrors of heroin use.

Synopsis:

Few books in recent years have caused as much of a sensation as Smack. This story of two teenage runaways who descend into heroin addiction has achieved best-seller status on both sides of the Atlantic and has helped launch the current renaissance in literature for teens. In its smartly designed rack-sized package, Smack will reach an enthusiastic new wave of readers of all ages.

About the Author

Melvin Burgess is the author of many novels for young-adult and middle-grade readers. Among them are The Baby and Fly Pie, The Earth Giant, and Smack, winner of Britains Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for Fiction, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Mr. Burgess lives in Lancashire, England.

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kainee, May 15, 2007 (view all comments by kainee)
Smack, by Melvin Burgess is one of the most addicting books I have ever read. It really pulls you in, because it doesn't preach to teens that the addiction to smack is such a horrible thing. The book is filled with bad and good choices that all lead up to disaster, and it leaves you wondering what you would do in the situation of the characters. Smack, by Melvin Burgess, is a book you wont be able to put down. "It's as addictive as the drug it profiles"(VOYA)
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ISBN:
9780380732234
Author:
Burgess, Melvin
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Melvin Burgess
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - Europe
Subject:
Social Situations - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
England
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Social Situations - Runaways
Subject:
Runaways
Subject:
Heroin
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Runaway children
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19990501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 6.24 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal and Guardian prize for fiction, "Smack" isa timely and searing novel about the ecstasies and horrors of heroin use.
"Synopsis" by , Few books in recent years have caused as much of a sensation as Smack. This story of two teenage runaways who descend into heroin addiction has achieved best-seller status on both sides of the Atlantic and has helped launch the current renaissance in literature for teens. In its smartly designed rack-sized package, Smack will reach an enthusiastic new wave of readers of all ages.
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