Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 bestseller status on both sides of the Atlantic. In its smartly designed mass-market package, Smack will reach an enthusiastic new wave of readers.
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.