Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

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The Slippery Slope of Addiction
High School Athlete
Graphic Drug Use
Bring on the Tears

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With Audio Performed by Brittany Pressley

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This isn't my first book about heroin addiction.  I've read a couple others, this one is just as hard-hitting and unflinching as those others, possibly more so, because it involves a girl not yet out of high school.  An athlete, with everything going for her.  Her downward spiral starts with a car accident and a horrible injury where she is prescribed Oxy, and so from there, her wretched descent begins...

I believe the purpose of this book is to make people, not only kids but adults too, aware of how easy it is to become dependent on these types of drugs, and almost anyone is susceptible to them, and to also make them aware of the signs that someone could be using.  This is fiction but it's based on real-life issues so it can be very blunt, which can make it really difficult to read/listen to at times...but ultimately, I believe it's worth it.

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๏ Breakdown of Ratings ๏ 

Plot⇝ 5/5
Narration Performance⇝ 5/5
Characters⇝ 4.5/5
The Feels⇝ 5+/5
Pacing⇝ 4.7/5
Addictiveness⇝ 5/5
Theme or Tone⇝ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)⇝ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)⇝ 5/5
Originality⇝ 5/5
Ending⇝ 5/5 
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Book Cover⇝ I thought the title was a mistake but it turns out, it was intentional...the cover is actually perfect for the story.
Setting⇝ Ohio
Source⇝ Audiobook (Library)
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