Genre: Psychological, Drug Abuse, Drama
Olivia, Kelly, Christopher, Jason, and Eva have one thing in common: They’re addicts. Addicts who have hit rock bottom and been stuck together in rehab to face their problems, face sobriety, and face themselves. None of them wants to be there. None of them wants to confront the truths about their pasts. But they’ll all have to deal with themselves and one another if they want to learn how to live. Because when you get that high, there’s nowhere to go but down, down, down.
Let me just start to say that this isn't just an ordinary book. You may be thinking that this is just about five kids who hung out with the wrong crowd, got into drugs, and basically ended their life. But it's not like that. Not at all.
Clean is instead a story about five kids - five very different kids - all in a rehabilitation center. They have tried to put their pasts behind them, and just get over this. But they have to realize the truths. What lead them to this point? Why did they start drinking and doing drugs? At some points, it was hard to read, hard to see why they led their lives to such a point of destruction that they couldn't handle themselves. And at such a young age.
It's hard to face your pasts, and think about what led to bad decisions, and I like that the author showed that you have to face the facts of your past to move on in the future. It was a refreshing new book about the dangers of drugs.
The stories that these characters had, the pasts they couldn't relive, was deep and you could feel their emotions. The characters were that real. I really felt the emotions and feelings, from the ups to the downs were amazingly true. The author really did a good job with character personality, and really connecting the audience. It was very well-crafted.
The ending was sad, sweet, and just perfect. I think it was a great ending, with not everything having to be perfect. All the characters had deep meaning backgrounds, and this is a must-read.
Likes: moving on, the stories, the reality of drug abuse, more than just fitting in, Olivia, "group (which is like group therapy)," the characters, good ending.
*Note: This book contains mature content such as language, sexual content, and some violence.