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Smack - Melvin Burgess
Smack
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I can give it up any time I want . . .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. This time it was Lily and Rob and Gemma spending... show more
I can give it up any time I want . . .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. This time it was Lily and Rob and Gemma spending all that time to make me feel one of them, but it was the drug too. All that crap—about Gemma leaving me, about Mum and Dad, about leaving home. All that negative stuff. All the pain . . .     It just floated away from me, I just floated away from it . . . up and away . . .     I leaned back and I looked at the book and I looked at them and Gemma smiled at me, a big soft smile, and her eyes were like marbles.     “Better?” she said. Smack is the winner of the 1996 Carnegie Medal in Literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312608620 (0312608624)
Publisher: Square Fish
Pages no: 318
Edition language: English
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Anna's Bibliotheca
Anna's Bibliotheca rated it
1.0 Junk (Puffin Modern Classics)
i had to read it for my university module. i did not like it because it is in the genre of reality fiction, which is not my favourite.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
5.0 Smack
I was up a goodly portion of the night reading this book. I didn't mean to be. It's that kind of book, though. Stark, brilliant and uncompromising, this is the story of a couple of kids who find a life less ordinary in the squats of early 1980s England. They also find heroin and love, though they ha...
Coffee Bean Bookshelf
Coffee Bean Bookshelf rated it
3.0
This book was interesting in that it told the story from the point of view of different characters - most of whom were addicted to heroine. They led a hard life, having to live on the streets, and the girls eventually started "on the game" to feed their addiction.But I think the same subject was ap...
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