Addiction Fiction for Teens
Annotation:Rosie and Skate may only be one year different in age, but how they deal with life when their drunken father ends up in jail couldn't be more different. While Rosie looks for help in weekly support groups, Skate who calls her father "Old Crow", deals with the issue by moving out. Rosie, 15, and Skate, 16, take turns narrating their journey through the trials and tragedies of mothering a parent with the disease of alcoholism.
Annotation:Due to her mother's alcoholic binges, Cynnie has the responsibility of taking care of her 3 year old brother Bill who has Down Syndrome, In her attempts to avoid Bill being taken away, Cynnie who is only 13, makes some bad choices of her own including an attempted kidnapping, smashing a car and picking up a drink herself. Now Cynnie is destined to walk in her mother's footsteps or take the hope offered her in the 12 steps of AA.
Annotation:Photography buff Bernice Dodd looks at life through the eyes of a 16 year old that has had to take on the responsibilities of an adult due to her alcoholic parents. When the opportunity to move to a run-down lodge in Northwestern Ontario, Bernice hopes for a new life for herself and her younger siblings, only to learn that the biggest change must come from within herself. She must focus her own lens before she can find any happiness at all.
Annotation:Izzy is in grade nine and her rules for life are written from memories of her mother who died 2 years ago. When her father who she considers her best friend announces he is getting married, none of the rules apply. Izzy must learn for herself that life with all its tragedies including her brother who struggles with addiction and a death that makes no sense, can still have a happy ending.
Annotation:Karl Shoemaker is determined to lose the nickname, Psycho, as he enters his last year of high school. Being in therapy since 4rth grade, living with a drunken mother and a houseful of cats has forced Karl to become a survivor. Join Karl for 6 days as he tries to become normal and learns that normal isn't always what you think or what it's cracked up to be.
Annotation:Harley Columba is 14 years old and sure she can't possibly be related to a father who would rather drown himself in booze and a mother who escapes in trashy romance novels. As Harley searches for her real roots, she is sidetracked by her own experimentation with drugs and alcohol. Harley finds out the hard way that life isn't always about the past, your family or being cool, it's something much deeper inside.
Annotation:Sixteen year old Jenna's life has a history of broken promises and embarrassing situations. When she agrees to chauffeur her elderly boss from Chicago to Dallas, she never dreams that she will learn to face her biggest fear. Join Jenna on her journey to Dallas as she learns about her father's alcoholism, difficult relationships and her own rules for the road of life.
Annotation:How does 15 year old Kristina go from "good girl", straight A student to being Bree, drug addict pregnant from a boy who raped her? Written in verse from her own perspective, join Kristina/Bree on her wild ride with addiction to crystal meth, aka CRANK.
Annotation:Fully subscribing to a negative way of thinking was not working for Ruby anymore. When her alcoholic mother leaves her homeless and she is forced to face the painful memories of her past, she finally learns she is not alone. She realizes she can't expect everybody to be there for her, all she needs is someone.
Annotation:Pip's life is hard enough living with his father, the Grinch who needs his nightly potion. Pip has his own way of dealing with problems in the local graveyard. But when he finds his 6 year old brother curled up in his closet cuddling a bottle of scotch like his teddy bear, Pip knows something has to change.