From the author of Beautiful, a poignant, captivating novel about five teens in rehab.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.... show more
From the author of Beautiful, a poignant, captivating novel about five teens in rehab.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. And they certainly don’t want to share their darkest secrets and most desperate fears with a room of strangers. 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.
Publish date: May 8th 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
, Young Adult Contemporary
Actual rating: 4.5 starsInitial thoughts: Clean is a very solid book. It explores life at a youth rehab from the perspective of five teenagers committed to it. They each battle with different addictions and have to face up to their problems. The writing varies from first-person prose to script-style...
Not a bad book! I only wish that Jason's story was told more. His is so interesting and sad.Full review to come.
3.5 I liked the concept of the book and I liked how open each individual seemed to be about their issues with addiction. I felt as I read the book that I was a counselor listening in to the sessions they were having yet at the same time I was also into the mind of each individual learning their dee...
Before starting on this book, I was rather hesitant, as sometimes, books containing taboo subjects don't work out as well as expected. However, I felt that Amy Reed executes this book perfectly.Through 5 different POVs(Christopher, Kelly, Eva, Olivia and Jason), we see them describing how they first...
"Clean" is about a story of a group of teens in rehab, with all sorts of different backgrounds in how they even got there in the first place. The newest kid is Olivia and out of all the kids she meets, she is the only one with a food problem from dieting too much.Throughout the story, you get to hav...