Written by: Amy Reed
Release date: August, 2011
Source: Simon & Schuster e-Galley
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. 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.
The second you start reading Clean you get pulled in and it will not let you go until you read the last page.
Trough the Drug & Alcohol History Questionnaire and Personal essays you get to know these five characters, their stories behind their addictions and the bond they have with each other. Trough the group sessions and especially the essays I could see why they saw drugs as their only escape. There wasn’t a character that really stood out for me. They where all equally interesting and fascinating. However I did wanted to read a tiny bit more about Jason.
I would love to read a sequel about this story and find out if they recovered. Let’s fast forward and see how they are as adults. Can we? Clean is a powerful story that will make you think about addictions and the long path to recovery.
On a personal note:
While reading 'A blue so dark' a week ago, I have decided that these kind of books are not my cup of tea. As you can tell by my review of Clean I did enjoyed reading it, but I want to escape problems not dive into them. I probably will be staying away from these types of books for a long time now, unless it has gotten awesome reviews and I have the need to read it.