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ISBN13: 9780545107297
ISBN10: 0545107296
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From acclaimed author Blake Nelson, the story of girl meets boy...in rehab.

Madeline is sent away to Spring Meadows to help with a drinking and rage problem she has. It's a pretty intense place, but there is the weekly movie night in town--where Madeline meets Stewart, who's at another rehab place nearby. They fall for each other during a really crazy time in their lives. Madeline gets out and tries to get back on her feet, waiting for Stewart to join her. When he does, though, it's not the ideal recovery world Madeline dreamed of. Both of them still have serious problems. And Stewart's are only getting worse....

Review:

"Nelson offers another sharply focused portrait of a teen in crisis in this story of ex-party girl Maddie, who struggles to renew herself after being released from a rehab center. At Spring Meadow, Maddie's best moments come during her fleeting romance with another young patient, Stewart. After returning home, 16-year-old Maddie counts the days until Stewart's release, hoping they can take up where they left off. Meanwhile, she battles loneliness and isolation at her high school where her earlier drunken escapades earned her the nickname 'Mad Dog Maddie,' and her old friends pressure her to start using again. 'It's so weird being straight,' Maddie thinks. 'You have no defenses. Shit happens and you have to feel it.' Predictably, reuniting with Stewart isn't the answer to Maddie's problems, and tension rises as both teens' resolve to stay sober shows signs of weakening. Nelson (Destroy All Cars) gives a hard, honest appraisal of addiction, its often-fatal consequences, and the high probability of relapse. This is an important story that pulls no punches. Ages 13 — 18. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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While she is in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, seventeen-year-old Maddie meets Stewart, who is also in treatment, and they begin a relationship, which they try to maintain after they both get out.

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theteenmommy, May 10, 2012 (view all comments by theteenmommy)
This book is a wonderful masterpiece about Madeline, a teenage 'party girl' that is put into a rehab, then halfway home. While on her way to the weekly group outing to the movies, she meets Stewart, a boy with similar issues to her. They instantly form a relationship, despite the rule that you can't date within the program. When Madeline is discharged from the program, she stays clean however stressful her life has become. When Stewart eventually completes the program, he and Madeline begin a long-distance relationship. After a while, Madeline begins to see that the relationship is a lot harder to maintain than she thought, especially when Stewart relapses. This book is tragic yet full of hope not only for people dealing with substance abuse, but for any teenager that is trying to mend a broken heart.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545107297
Author:
Nelson, Blake
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Author:
Nelson, Blake, II
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13

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Product details 320 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545107297 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Nelson offers another sharply focused portrait of a teen in crisis in this story of ex-party girl Maddie, who struggles to renew herself after being released from a rehab center. At Spring Meadow, Maddie's best moments come during her fleeting romance with another young patient, Stewart. After returning home, 16-year-old Maddie counts the days until Stewart's release, hoping they can take up where they left off. Meanwhile, she battles loneliness and isolation at her high school where her earlier drunken escapades earned her the nickname 'Mad Dog Maddie,' and her old friends pressure her to start using again. 'It's so weird being straight,' Maddie thinks. 'You have no defenses. Shit happens and you have to feel it.' Predictably, reuniting with Stewart isn't the answer to Maddie's problems, and tension rises as both teens' resolve to stay sober shows signs of weakening. Nelson (Destroy All Cars) gives a hard, honest appraisal of addiction, its often-fatal consequences, and the high probability of relapse. This is an important story that pulls no punches. Ages 13 — 18. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , While she is in a rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse, seventeen-year-old Maddie meets Stewart, who is also in treatment, and they begin a relationship, which they try to maintain after they both get out.
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