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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.

 
Smack is the winner of the 1996 Carnegie Medal in Literature.

Synopsis:

Translated into 28 different languages and adapted for the stage and television, "Smack"--a Carnegie Medal winner--is the original cautionary tale about modern drug abuse.

Synopsis:

Smack is a timely and penetrating novel about the ecstasies and horrors of heroin use.
 
Smack is the 1996 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

About the Author

MELVIN BURGESS has written several highly acclaimed novels, including Doing It, winner of the LA Times Book Prize. Written over a decade ago, Smack is the original cautionary tale about modern drug abuse. It's been translated into 28 different languages and adapted for the stage and television. Mr. Burgess makes his home in Lancashire, England. His next book, Nicholas Dane, will be available from Henry Holt in Fall 2010.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312608620
Author:
Burgess, Melvin
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Social Issues - Runaways
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Runaways
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9 up to 13
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.86 x 5.42 x 1.085 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Runaways
Young Adult » General

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"Synopsis" by , Translated into 28 different languages and adapted for the stage and television, "Smack"--a Carnegie Medal winner--is the original cautionary tale about modern drug abuse.
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Smack is a timely and penetrating novel about the ecstasies and horrors of heroin use.
 
Smack is the 1996 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.
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