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Wasted (Sidestreets)by Brent Sherrard
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If there's one person Jacob is never going to be like, it's his alcoholic father. But Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in the hospital. Certain that he can easily overcome his drug and alcohol abuse, Jacob discovers just how powerfuldependency can be. A terrible tragedy takes Jacob to the breaking point where he will have to decide, once and for all, whether or not he is going to go through life wasted. Fry Reading Level - 5.5]
Jacob is brought face-to-face with his own addictions when his father ends up in hospital.
When his dad nearly dies of alcohol abuse, Jacob realizes that his own alcoholism is a death sentence. It's only a matter of time before he becomes his father, but it's seemingly impossible to stay sober. Wasted follows a teen's path to change in this insightful, realistic novel.
Wasted is Brent Sherrard's first published novel. He and his wife, author Valerie Sherrard, live in Miramichi, New Brunswick.
When his dad nearly dies of alcohol abuse, Jacob realizes that his own alcoholism is a death sentence.
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