Heroine

Heroine

Mindy McGinnis / Jun 25, 2019

Heroine A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis the deadliest drug epidemic in American history through the eyes of a college bound softball star Edgar Award winning author Mindy McGinnis

  • Title: Heroine
  • Author: Mindy McGinnis
  • ISBN: Heroine
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  • Page: 121
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  • A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis the deadliest drug epidemic in American history through the eyes of a college bound softball star Edgar Award winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis the deadliest drug epidemic in American history through the eyes of a college bound softball star Edgar Award winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run Behind the plate is the only place she s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she s been prescribed can help her get there.The pills do than take away pain they make her feel good.With a new circle of friends fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue.But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 432 pages Expected publication March 12th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books More Details Original Title Heroine ISBN 0062847198 ISBN13 9780062847195 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Heroine by Mindy McGinnis Author Release date Mar 12, 2019 When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot on the team Behind the plate is the only When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot on the team Behind the plate is the only place she s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she s been prescribed can help her get there.The pills do than take away pain, though they make her feel good.Enter to win an advance copy of this visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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deep respect for this book It portrays addiction and withdrawal brutally, but without reducing the character to a stereotype I believe the intent is to humanize people with substance use disorders to people unfamiliar with addiction.Aside from how it handles the topic, I also really enjoyed the flow of the writing I ve read all of Mindy s books and while this isn t my favorite story, this has my favorite writing of her 3 contemporaries so far It s easy to read and Mickey is a well developed character and you can really empathize with her hopes and worries The book starts with this warning This book contains realistic depictions of opioid use Recovered and recovering addicts should proceed with caution PLEASE heed this warning There is detailed use of pills, snorting, and needles The drugs shown are Oxy and heroin There is a car accident, injury, and brief hospitalization There is also quite a bit of page time given to discussing poop, which felt appropriate due to the portrayal of withdrawal, but I know that s a squeamish thing for some An ARC was provided to me by the publisher My opinions are my own flag 40 likesLike see review Jan 19, 2018 Kai marked it as desperate to read review of another edition I m so ready for this I m not ready for this flag 35 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 28, 2017 Elise TheBookishActress marked it as please give me review of another edition Shelves my personal author shrines hey Mindy thanks for saving my life flag 19 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2018 Sana marked it as anti library review of another edition Shelves arcs UGH, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COVER IS JUST HEART EYES Also, no idea how she does it but I love the subjects she tackles in her books from a cli fi about water scarcity to a historical YA about lobotomies to rape culture and now drug addiction In other words, I stan one 1 Mindy McGinnis flag 15 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 22, 2019 Madalyn Novel Ink rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, edelweiss Review TK flag 12 likesLike see review Jul 30, 2018 Ashley rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, contemporary, feels, health and wellness, sports, young adult fiction Sometimes it s hard to decide what s the worst thing I ever did This was a hard book to read Mickey feels like any sports obsessed high school girl, like she could be real and out there And to a degree, she is Addiction is an epidemic in America, and it s destroying people s lives every day Books like Heroine give a face to a disease that is easy to dehumanize You don t think it could ever be someone you know, or a relative, or even yourself Mickey thought the same Seeing her rational Sometimes it s hard to decide what s the worst thing I ever did This was a hard book to read Mickey feels like any sports obsessed high school girl, like she could be real and out there And to a degree, she is Addiction is an epidemic in America, and it s destroying people s lives every day Books like Heroine give a face to a disease that is easy to dehumanize You don t think it could ever be someone you know, or a relative, or even yourself Mickey thought the same Seeing her rationalize her growing addiction, making excuse after excuse it hits home how someone can become so caught up in drugs that they change their whole life and personality just to chase that high Plus this book is set in my home state of Ohio, where heroine use kills people every single day And this narrative makes it clear that it can happen or be currently happening to anyone no one is safe when they can get drugs like these from their doctor s office One character points out the fact that oxycodone has the same molecular structure as heroine That a life ending addiction can be started at the prescription counter is a terrifying and sobering thought.Heroine is a book about how addiction isn t just relegated to people that the populace consider druggies it s happening in our parks and public spaces, to people who seem normal , and we all need to be aware 4.25 5, well written and definitely worth your time flag 10 likesLike see review Oct 06, 2018 Ellen Gail rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves unreleased, edelweiss, so pretty Right now it s 3.5 stars, but I m rounding up.I have a LOT of thoughts on this one, only one of which I will say currently Mickey s mother is one of my all time favorite fictional moms I LOVE HER.Full review with loads of thoughts coming in 2019 Thanks to Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for the drc flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Emily May marked it as arc 2019 review of another edition Shelves contemporary, young adult ARC provided in exchange for honest review flag 7 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 09, 2018 Dylan rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves 2019 most anticipated, read in 2018, 2019 most anticipated that i own DNF at 150 286.I don t typically rate my DNFs, but dear god was this terrible Every other page, the main character brings up the fact that she s adopted when it has NOTHING to do with the story, the writing is incredibly clunky and needs to be edited down , the dialogue is terrible, and I started to skim read because nothing at all interesting was happening flag 7 likesLike see review Oct 07, 2018 Jennifer rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves edelweiss, favorites 2018 4.5 5 starsHeroine is a Young Adult contemporary novel that I would classify as realistic fiction The narrator is Mickey Catalan 1st person POV She is a high school senior and a star softball player she is the team s catcher.This book was so good I read it in one day It is not a particularly happy read This book deals with a very serious and important subject But it is a book that everyone should read.The book starts with a prologue set a few months before chapter one The prologue was 4.5 5 starsHeroine is a Young Adult contemporary novel that I would classify as realistic fiction The narrator is Mickey Catalan 1st person POV She is a high school senior and a star softball player she is the team s catcher.This book was so good I read it in one day It is not a particularly happy read This book deals with a very serious and important subject But it is a book that everyone should read.The book starts with a prologue set a few months before chapter one The prologue was haunting and sets the stage for the rest of the story.Chapter one begins with Mickey getting into a car accident She is prescribed pills This is the beginning of the journey the author takes us on.I liked the format of the story The chapters were super short But often a lot happened in each one.This is a harrowing and powerful look at a very difficult subject This is such an important book It made me feel a lot of compassion for people who are in excruciating pain They are being prescribed addictive pills And it is easy to see how things could go wrong.I have read a bunch of books by this author She writes different and meaningful books But they often have crazy endings This one was different and meaningful But it was much easier to relate to This book was riveting This story felt so real While reading Heroine I could definitely see how it would be so easy for this story to happen.This book is haunting, disturbing and upsetting But it is a must read Young Adult book.Thanks to edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for allowing me to read this book flag 6 likesLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Sarah Literary Meanderings rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 release, auto buy authors, addiction or self harm, bittersweet ending, coming of age, emotionally moving, genre contemporary, genre young adult, heavy issues, high school Find my reviews here Literary Meanderings When I wake up, all my friends are dead. Mindy McGinnis is an auto buy author for me, and this book is a prime example of why She knows how to grip me from page one and keep me hooked til the very last page Heroine blew me away The book opens up with a glimpse into the future of the story, but chapter one starts out with a terrible car accident Mickey and her best friend and softball teammate are severely injured Mickey, our MC, gets the Find my reviews here Literary Meanderings When I wake up, all my friends are dead. Mindy McGinnis is an auto buy author for me, and this book is a prime example of why She knows how to grip me from page one and keep me hooked til the very last page Heroine blew me away The book opens up with a glimpse into the future of the story, but chapter one starts out with a terrible car accident Mickey and her best friend and softball teammate are severely injured Mickey, our MC, gets the worst of it She ends up with three screws in her broken hip and laid up in bed two months before spring training Mickey is frustrated and feels as if her best friend, Carolina, blames her for the wreck Mickey struggles with her relationships at home as well, and she feels as if she has no control over her own life Mickey quickly turns to the one thing that makes her feel better makes her feel as if she can make it to spring training, and numbs the physical pain as well as the emotional Oxy I m a map of pain, needle pricks you could connect all over my skinI m not taking Oxy because it makes me feel good.I m taking it for other people. Mickey quickly realizes her prescription is not enough and seeks out other illegal sources She slowly, but steadily, tumbles down the rabbit hole of addiction She finds new people to hang around with, and although she feels as if they are her friends, like they understand her, they only seem to be around when there are drugs involved In no time at all, Mickey moves from Oxy to heroine.This story is just amazing I haven t read a teen addiction story that really gripped me like this one did Mindy McGinnis is a fucking genius I bow down to her storytelling It s a slow burn, but it holds onto you like nothing else I LOVE HER BOOKS This book was no exception Watching Mickey fall down further and further as she tried to get up was an emotional experience for me, and this is because it s something people go through every single day it s a real thing Addiction is a disease and it doesn t discriminate I think Mindy did a wonderful job of presenting a true look into what addiction can be like it isn t a decision someone makes I love love love the insight in this book, and in Mickey s journey.I also appreciated that the end wasn t really a happily ever after I won t give away the details, but it is, again, a true portrayal of addiction You don t go to a rehab center and get cured It is a lifelong struggle decision to never go back to your vice, and that is reflected in Heroine Amazing storytelling Overall, this book was perfection Mindy McGinnis really has done it again, but I m honestly not surprised She does contemporary so very well This book has highs and lows, and it has feeling and intensity It is an honest look into what addiction can look like from many angles, and how it can happen to almost anyone, even if you ve never even thought to expect it I loved the characters and found them to be multidimensional The story kept me on my toes and wanting There is some sensitive content, obviously, but this is still an important book I recommend it for all Book source Via publisher for reviewPublisher Katherine Tegen Books For of my reviews, check out my blog flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 25, 2018 Yellagirlgc rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc books, edelweiss, reviewed books, 2018 brok From the cover to the writing I really liked this book Mickey Catalan and her best friend are in a car accident where they re both seriously injured Mickey doesn t except her bleak prognosis and is determined to be back on her feet for softball conditioning She just needed help from her new friend Oxy.Mindy McGinnis shows that good people can do bad things After abusing all of her own medication new friends enter her life and some of her priorities change I didn t want the book to end Ther From the cover to the writing I really liked this book Mickey Catalan and her best friend are in a car accident where they re both seriously injured Mickey doesn t except her bleak prognosis and is determined to be back on her feet for softball conditioning She just needed help from her new friend Oxy.Mindy McGinnis shows that good people can do bad things After abusing all of her own medication new friends enter her life and some of her priorities change I didn t want the book to end There are few families not touched by some type of addiction these days McGinnis tells the story from the addicts POV.Thanks to Mindy McGinnis, the publisher and Edelweiss for my arc to review flag 7 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves advanced reader, edelweiss 4 1 2 stars RTC Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for my review copy flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 29, 2018 Jessi rated it really liked it review of another edition well damn flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 25, 2018 Luke Reynolds marked it as to read Before Reading This book is gonna mess me up I m living for it I need it flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 17, 2018 hannah on hiatus rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves trigger warning, thanks for destroying me, 2019 tbr, my eyeballs are pleased, to review, important read This book shook me to my core I devoured it in ONE DAY, in ONE SITTING Mindy McGinnis is the Absolute Queen of contemporaries and can I just point out how hauntingly beautiful that cover is I started Heroine right after A Lady s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy , so reading it was akin to metaphorically swallowing down a mouthful of hot, raw, burning whiskey after treating yourself to sparkly sweet unicorn fluffl I can say is this holy fuck flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 31, 2019 Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader rated it it was amazing Shelves advanced reader, edelweiss First, this needs a big warning This book is about drug addiction It starts with oxy and then moves on to heroin It gets extremely detailed, including how it is administered If you have addiction issues, you might not be able to read this.I love how Mindy McGinnis deals with the tough topics This book is a bit gritty, but in a good way I ve never done these drugs, so I can t say how accurate everything is, but it felt extremely realistic and well researched.The book starts off with M First, this needs a big warning This book is about drug addiction It starts with oxy and then moves on to heroin It gets extremely detailed, including how it is administered If you have addiction issues, you might not be able to read this.I love how Mindy McGinnis deals with the tough topics This book is a bit gritty, but in a good way I ve never done these drugs, so I can t say how accurate everything is, but it felt extremely realistic and well researched.The book starts off with Mickey waking up surrounded by 3 dead friends Then it goes back in time to how everything started Mickey and her best friend are big stars on their softball team They are both excited for their final season and hopefully getting scholarships Mickey is the catcher There is a car accident and both girls get hurt.Mickey s leg is messed up so much that she has surgery and screws put in The doctor gives her oxy for the pain She is given a timeline that takes her into training and she s determined to get better before then She won t miss her final season Physical therapy is painful and she finds herself taking meds to get through it Then she starts to enjoy the feeling Not just no pain, but the floating, relaxed feeling she gets Mickey s doctor won t give her pills, but an older woman overhears and gives Mickey her number in the parking lot Edith has pills from older patients she drives around.Mickey meets Josie at Edith s and they become friends A couple boys start hanging out, too, and they re doing oxy on the weekends But Mickey is taking it during the week, too She wipes out her bank account and starts to steal She lies to everyone around her They know something is different, but Mickey functions well when on oxy Her issues are when she doesn t have The violent sickness can t be hidden She first swallows pills, then crushes them, snorts them, and then finally uses a needle Edith is running out of pills and Mickey is out of money Josie s sister gives them a number for her heroin dealer Josie explains to Mickey that oxy and heroin are basically the same drug After withdrawal issues, Mickey relents and gets the heroin.Things start getting really bad Mickey is using and It can t be hidden much longer and she will lose everything she worked for She struggles a lot with being an addict That word bothers her, but she finally accepts it Mickey makes goals on when to stop the drugs, but even she knows it likely won t happen She gets back to the night at the beginning of the book when everyone dies It scares her, but not as much as being out of drugs This book was definitely intense at times The writing is excellent and I needed to find out what was going to happen to Mickey I think this book is so important right now when so many teenagers are dying every day from heroin overdoses I gave this book 4 1 2 stars rounded up to 5 Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for my copy for review I will read anything Mindy McGinnis writes, but this one is a super important book that I hope everyone will read.Warnings for drug abuse, infertility, language, and overdose flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Stacy Fetters rated it really liked it Everyone else is in control of my life now I m only riding the waves of their actions, a piece of trash in the ocean of their movements Having an addiction to drugs is one hell of a disease No one understands why you do it except yourself People will always tell you that you can stop at any time but it s just words to them They just don t understand the grasp these drugs have on your mind, your life, and your world Heroine gives us a glimpse of what happens when the monster reaches out an Everyone else is in control of my life now I m only riding the waves of their actions, a piece of trash in the ocean of their movements Having an addiction to drugs is one hell of a disease No one understands why you do it except yourself People will always tell you that you can stop at any time but it s just words to them They just don t understand the grasp these drugs have on your mind, your life, and your world Heroine gives us a glimpse of what happens when the monster reaches out and you accept Heroine follows the life of Mickey, high school student and well known catcher for her high school softball team One night, Mickey and Carolina her best friend get into a tragic car accident They have such severe injuries that they must go through casts, physical therapy, and the dangerous prescription drug Mickey s life seems to spiral out of control as she lets her prescription run her life Instead of numbing the pain, she numbs her life into a blur When it runs out, Mickey does everything she can to get her hands on it But when that doesn t seem to do the trick, she resorts to other drugs Will Mickey get her life together before she lets it spiral out of control This is a very difficult book to read You witness and feel the trauma that Mickey goes through with her injury, her recovery, and her addiction At times, you wanted to shake some sense into her but you know that addiction is a strong disease that takes control of your weaknesses and lies to you Nothing was held back This is real life addiction and it starts off with a bang Heroine reads just like an Ellen Hopkins novel That addiction isn t all rainbows of puppies That it ruins your life, your relationship with your family and friends, and turns you into a monster This was a fantastic read The story hits you to where it breaks your heart and leaves you vulnerable All I can really say at the end is wow If you are going through addiction and need help, there are a lot of resources on the internet or talk to a friend A friend will be there to lead you in the right direction The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem and speaking up flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 13, 2019 Lisa rated it it was amazing review of another edition This realistic and raw portrayal of a teen athlete who starts off innocently taking Oxy after an injury is unfortunately an all too common path to addiction The slow, natural build eventually snowballs exponentially into the depths of despair, and hopefully, redemption and renewal Highly recommended for all teens and their parents, and as a fantastic book club or classroom discussion pick flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 26, 2018 Paola added it review of another edition Wow wow wow let me think about the review cause right now im so shocked flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2018 Molly rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 priority Whoops I read a 2019 book what can I say, I ve been a fan of McGinnis s books since her debut I was a little apprehensive going into this book after really hating her previous book enjoying but not LOVING Female of the Species If you like FEMALE then I think you ll like this book Very similar tone, similar MC, similar writing Over all I really liked this book I ve never read anything like it before It was difficult to read, and I think that the TW at the beginning is important I Whoops I read a 2019 book what can I say, I ve been a fan of McGinnis s books since her debut I was a little apprehensive going into this book after really hating her previous book enjoying but not LOVING Female of the Species If you like FEMALE then I think you ll like this book Very similar tone, similar MC, similar writing Over all I really liked this book I ve never read anything like it before It was difficult to read, and I think that the TW at the beginning is important I have no intention of ever doing drugs I mean, I guess the MC didn t either and I was having dreams about it so this will get into your head I have no idea how accurate this book is, so I can t speak to that But it does suck you in I read about 50% in one sitting I didn t even take a break to check my phone It s compelling and I couldn t help but just sit there and think about why does this type of thing happen How does one feel when they re standing at that precipice and about to go over it How do you return from it I ve known people who have done recreational drugs, and I have had friends who s lives were ruined by their partners addictions It s scary.I did have a few really weird nitpicky things that I thought were totally unnecessary and could REALLY be just pulled out of this book and not change anything 1 There are 3 girls named after Bella from Twilight because their mothers were into Twilight when the girls were born But guys Twilight came out in 2005 Even if the mom s had given birth the DAY the book came out the girls would only be 14 So does this book take place in 2022 2 Netflix Chili Um I guess the book takes place now Because the MC s mom thinks that it s Netflix Chili Which just seemed so dumb to me Like, I know people who have teens who know what Netflix Chill means And I know people who are older than 40 who know what Netflix Chill means I know people who are 60 and know what it means Maybe not everyone knows, but just why Why does the adult character need to be made to seem so clueless about the hip youths I find it really off putting when YA authors make the adults seem so out of touch.3 Head book Again Someone in their 40 50s KNOWS WHAT FACEBOOK IS I don t care how rural they are They know Facebook isn t just a thing that them youths use It s in the news It was an integral part of our most recent election Again, I really hate it when YA authors try to make adults just sound so dumb out of touch.4 I really didn t like the way that the ONE queer character was treated She wasn t on page much, but there were two mentions about how the queer character didn t respect the fact that the MC wasn t interested in her There was one line that said the queer character had been trying to convince the MC that she the MC was a lesbian and the queer character presses her boobs up against the MC in a way that she s clearly used to but uncomfortable with and another mention of how the MC doesn t want to spend time with the queer character outside of the softball group because she doesn t want to encourage the queer character Just What Those two lines could just be deleted and everything would be f i n e flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 02, 2018 Stephanie Grandstaff rated it it was amazing review of another edition Couldn t put it down Raw My emotions were elevated throughout the whole book Mindy McGinnis did an amazing job at putting the reader in the shoes of the main character flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 04, 2018 Zemira Kylo Ren fangirl Warner rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves contemporary, realistic, edelweiss I appreciate this story being written but I couldn t for the life of me care about the main character flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 27, 2018 Alicia rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves voices, female, family, dysfunctional, dark, amexperience The cover and play on the word is as phenomenal as the creation of the story in which a girl goes from a severe car accident to heroin addict via Oxycontin It s a family story about a separated family and how the feelings that the painkillers gave her to work through her pain during physical therapy after her accident was something that she needed to come back to her sport with full force It s the drug seeking that leads to a dangerous spiral that shows an all to real American experience now t The cover and play on the word is as phenomenal as the creation of the story in which a girl goes from a severe car accident to heroin addict via Oxycontin It s a family story about a separated family and how the feelings that the painkillers gave her to work through her pain during physical therapy after her accident was something that she needed to come back to her sport with full force It s the drug seeking that leads to a dangerous spiral that shows an all to real American experience now that leaves friends with their senior pictures in their obituaries but hopefully the main character on a road to recovery with some realistic tidbits of information repairing natural dopamine for the large hits that heroin created It s dark and stark but hopeful and tragically realistic with resources and an author s note that hits you in the feels flag 1 likeLike see review View all 5 comments Sep 01, 2018 Christina Perkins rated it it was amazing review of another edition We got an ARC of this novel and I finished it in an hour What a stunning portrayal of how easy the slope from accident and prescription can lead you to being addicted and experiencing withdrawal Amazingly real and poignant flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Theresa Grissom rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves young adult I have not read a Mindy McGinnis book that I didn t love This is no exception I would recommend Heroine to anyone middle school and up Such a relevant book flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 05, 2018 hayden marked it as to read review of another edition welp, this sounds amazing count me in flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 21, 2018 Angie rated it it was amazing review of another edition This was one of the most gripping YA books I ve ever read The realistic take of a young person struggling with addiction was crafted so purposefully, with each element of addiction carefully layered throughout the text Those who don t understand addiction should read this novel, as the most important message to our young readers is repeatedly emphasized it can happen to anybody McGinnis beautifully and tragically captures how addiction can come crashing through a life and the life of one s f This was one of the most gripping YA books I ve ever read The realistic take of a young person struggling with addiction was crafted so purposefully, with each element of addiction carefully layered throughout the text Those who don t understand addiction should read this novel, as the most important message to our young readers is repeatedly emphasized it can happen to anybody McGinnis beautifully and tragically captures how addiction can come crashing through a life and the life of one s family flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Betsy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves favorites, mental illness, ohio books, realistic fiction, sports books, young adult lit Believe the hype this book is just that good Everyone in the US needs to read it.Mickey is a well rounded, normal teenage girl Her journey is believable and helps the reader to see what life is like as an addict flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 12, 2018 Shannon Fay rated it it was amazing Shelves in the physical bookcase, arcs, free books are the best books, teen angst and tough issues, the very been issue books This is probably going to be a very intense read for me, and I try to go into books with little to no expectations, but for this book, my expectations are very high I m REALLY hoping that this book doesn t disappoint See, I ve read issue books for a long time, and there s always been a certain draw there, reading about characters that could be real people, experiencing their pain and suffering, and watching them on their various journeys to healing, whatever that looked like to them I remem This is probably going to be a very intense read for me, and I try to go into books with little to no expectations, but for this book, my expectations are very high I m REALLY hoping that this book doesn t disappoint See, I ve read issue books for a long time, and there s always been a certain draw there, reading about characters that could be real people, experiencing their pain and suffering, and watching them on their various journeys to healing, whatever that looked like to them I remember reading Speak in 8th grade, and having that book, at the time, be revolutionary, because it addressed an issue that up until then, most people simply didn t talk about It was one of the first books I can recall that made us examine a character and the things that happened to her in a way where we were forced to look at the pieces of her that made her who she was, where we were forced to see her as than the sum of her parts Since then, I ve devoured issue books about eating disorders, sexual assault, rape culture, abuse, all kinds of things And I have always loved that, though these books were fictional, they depicted real problems that real people have Really well done issue books made us really examine those characters, which in turn made us examine the real world and see things differently for it Speak helped us learn that a girl who seems odd may be going through something horrible, 13 Reasons Why helped people to realize that you never know what someone else is going through or how your actions may affect their life These issue books are important, especially to the intended age group for YA, because they help connect readers to real and important traumas in life They help people understand what other people may be going through, they help open our eyes to things going on so that we can be kinder to those who need it, so that we can better notice when someone is in trouble or has a problem and help them They teach teens about the perils and dangers of the world, and they spark conversations about what needs to be changed Issue books are indeed important.But now we re facing a new issue, and it s become so widespread, so big, that it s in your suburbs, in your quiet, sleepy, little New England towns, in the penthouses and plush high rises in big cities, on the farms in middle of our country It s everywhere, except in YA I ve read the gamut of issue books, and though addiction isn t a new thing, though it s been presented here and there in YA, I feel like I ve always seen addiction presented in a very specific way I feel like the mental image of what a junkie looks like hasn t changed in decades If I say the word junkie, I feel like people immediately conjure this thin, strung out, somewhat malnourished looking person in their mind that appears raggedy and messy, who is probably a sad excuse for a person and not particularly worth anyone s time, because they probably aren t very nice, because, probably, when people think of drug addicts, they assume that they re not very good people And or less, that s really the only representation that I ve seen of addicts in fiction But that s not accurate, because addiction, especially opioid, specifically heroin addiction, is no longer limited to these grungy, skeevy folks from shitty neighborhoods, filled with graffiti ed and boarded up houses Addicts can be anyone, from straight A students, to well educated, high powered businessmen, to single mothers who are devoted to their children The opioid epidemic has become such a problem that it s literally everywhere, and it can affect ANYONE, and yet, as a society, we re still reluctant to even SEE this problem, let alone talk about it And that s why this particular book is so important Because we need books like this To start conversations, to educate people, to help them open their eyes and see things differently.Addiction is a medical issue, it is a disease, and yet we re still jailing those caught with drugs, rather than helping them get clean and sober We still ostracize and judge them, rather than try to help There are far too many people ho still believe that addicts are pathetic and simply lack willpower, people who wrongly believe that addicts would just stop using drugs if they really wanted to There is still such a stigma attached to addition, and books like this are part of how we go about deconstructing that stigma so that we can get to the root of things, so that we can stop judging and start helping Issue books have always been special and important in that way, because they allow us to connect with a character that might be the type of person that we d never voluntarily get to know in real life They allow us to empathize with that person, and see things through their eyes, and they allow us to do all that without completely upending our real life And that s exactly why this book is so important The word junkie has negative connotations for so many people, and this book can help them empathize with Mickey, can help them understand her journey, and see her not as a junkie, but as a PERSON who has a problem I have very high hopes for this book, and most of all, I m hoping it lives up to my expectations enough to be able to do all that, because if is indeed an amazing issue book, in which the issue is opioid addiction, then it will be groundbreaking It s already necessary, so I m hoping that this book is in fact good, that it does live up to the promise of being the first book of this kind, in what is hopefully a long line of books that deal with addiction and help us to talk about and tackle this issue Here goes, I ll let you know what I think Boy, that was a lengthy intro, huh Well, best get over it, cuz I m gonna have a LOT to say about this book, once I finish it, one way or the other I m hoping it s praise and not ranting, but either way, buckle the fuck up, cuz as soon as I finish reading this, I m about to write a review that could just as well be a fucking dissertation flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer s Fickle Fish Films The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014 Her Gothic historical 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        Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer s Fickle Fish Films The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014 Her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET won the Mindy McGinnis is a YA author who has worked in a high school library for thirteen years Her debut, NOT A DROP TO DRINK, a post apocalyptic survival story set in a world with very little freshwater, has been optioned for film my Stephanie Meyer s Fickle Fish Films The companion novel, IN A HANDFUL OF DUST was released in 2014 Her Gothic historical thriller, A MADNESS SO DISCREET won the Edgar Award in 2015 Her newest release, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES is available now


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    1. This was uncomfortable to read and I hated what was happening at times, but I have been discussing this book with people I know who with addiction recovery, which has really helped me process my feelings and form a deep respect for this book It portrays addiction and withdrawal brutally, but without reducing the character to a stereotype I believe the intent is to humanize people with substance use disorders to people unfamiliar with addiction.Aside from how it handles the topic, I also really T [...]




    2. UGH, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COVER IS JUST HEART EYES Also, no idea how she does it but I love the subjects she tackles in her books from a cli fi about water scarcity to a historical YA about lobotomies to rape culture and now drug addiction In other words, I stan one 1 Mindy McGinnis



    3. Sometimes it s hard to decide what s the worst thing I ever did This was a hard book to read Mickey feels like any sports obsessed high school girl, like she could be real and out there And to a degree, she is Addiction is an epidemic in America, and it s destroying people s lives every day Books like Heroine give a face to a disease that is easy to dehumanize You don t think it could ever be someone you know, or a relative, or even yourself Mickey thought the same Seeing her rational < [...]


    4. Right now it s 3.5 stars, but I m rounding up.I have a LOT of thoughts on this one, only one of which I will say currently Mickey s mother is one of my all time favorite fictional moms I LOVE HER.Full review with loads of thoughts coming in 2019 Thanks to Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for the drc


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