Clean: The London Collection

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Clean: The London Collection

Clean: The London Collection

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It’s great that a YA book delves into addiction and getting clean as I don’t think this is spoken about enough to younger people. In 2016 a follow-up, MIND YOUR HEAD, featured everything a young person needs to know about mental health. It's like Gossip Girl meets Skins meets Junk, complete with fashion, pop culture, drama, and basic bitches. Ich glaube nur, dass es letztendlich ein wenig zu viel für einen einzigen Roman war – neben der Liebesgeschichte, die man meines Erachtens nach gut und gerne hätte streichen können, kamen viele der Einzelschicksale einfach kurz, weswegen das Ende zwangsweise auch zu kurz kam, einerseits überdramatisiert, dann übereilt, dann irgendwie zu kitschig war. Irgendwie hat sich diese schonungslose Geschichte vom Anfang in eine eher harmlose Romanze entwickelt, was mir ebenfalls einfach viel viel zu schnell ging.

Her brother is hoping rehab will take her away from her lifestyle and get her back on a straight path. However over the course of the book I found myself really getting behind her as I started to understand the real pain she was going through and struggles she had to overcome particularly in regards to the toxic relationships she had been in. Lexi Volkov is uber-rich and utterly spoilt by her billionaire parents, so when she gets thrown into an exclusive rehab facility for heroin addiction she has literally hit rock bottom and surely from there the only way is up?Ich habe noch nie ein Buch über Drogenmissbrauch gelesen; generell bin ich sehr wenig darüber informiert. One of the greatest quotes in Clean has to be 'Why can't we be honest and say 'drugs are boss until you almost snuff it, your brother abducts you and you start shitting the bed'? By about halfway through the book I really liked her and was totally rooting for her and believe it or not the author actually managed to make me feel sorry for the poor little rich girl. Throughout the book, you begin to understand how she ended up addicted to drugs and you feel her struggles as if they are happening to you.

It's vital to feature these kind of resources when writing a book which includes such sensitive issues, so I was very glad to see that included. Vielleicht hatte ich zu viel darauf gesetzt, dass keine vorkommen würde, und war deshalb enttäuscht. Juno Dawson however, creates real, fleshed out diverse characters that feel like they are someone you could know.It seemed totally out of place and although I do understand where the reasoning could have came from to end it that way, it just didn’t work for me. The rest of the characters are also brilliantly layered and complex: Kendall, a trans girl who is anorexic; Ruby, who overeats; Brady, a sex addict; Guy, who has OCD; and Sasha, the most difficult character of the lot. Algo que também me impressionou foi a originalidade na divisão deste livro já que está dividido em "passos", como por exemplo, a primeira parte chama-se "Passo 1, admito que tenho um problema", sendo que os passos têm todos a ver com este processo de combater este problema. The book contains phone numbers and helplines for anyone struggling with similar issues mentioned in this book, which is important. Wat ik fijn vond is de afronding van het verhaal, geen "ze leefde nog lang en gelukkig", maar net even dat beetje meer.

Clean treats each of the conditions featured with sensitivity, and nothing is included for shock value. The ending was a little rushed, and the direction of the plot a little too smooth, in the sense that I expected a lot more ups and downs. The novel had great representation throughout including own voices rep through Kendall, a trans woman. Already beginning to rattle as the effects of her last hit are long gone, Lexi descends into the hell of withdrawal and starts her recovery process. A YA novel that is raw, honest and doesn’t patronise its readers will always have a place in my heart.It was almost impossible to put the book down and when I did I was constantly thinking about when I could read it again. Neste livro existe representação LGBT, existem personagens de várias etnias, ou seja, existe diversidade e isso faz todo o sentido. She's aggressive, verbally attacking anyone that crosses her path, dropping more c-bombs than you can count.



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