Wednesday, December 16, 2009

You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn

Miles is a seventeen-year old ready to be done with school, be on her own, and to find a purpose for the rest of her life. Then her cousin Laura commits suicide. The two girls were almost sisters growing up and the few weeks before Laura's suicide, they spent more time together, getting high and talking.

After Laura's death, Miles' downward spiral becomes more pronounced. Her mom heads to London, and her best friend Jamal starts hanging out with Laura's friend Bex. Laura's dad Jim starts paying more attention to her, along with her own dad Buddy. But Miles has to hit rock bottom before she realizes how close she is to repeating Laura's last act.

This story was extremely intense. There were times it was hard to keep reading, watching Miles slowly going downhill. It was well-written and an important window into the life and world of a drug addict.

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