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Smack

By Melvin Burgess

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| Hardcover | 9780805058017

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Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for fiction, two of England's most prestigious awards, Smack tells a penetrating story about heroin use, a topic that is becoming familiar in the news and one of importance to teens everywhere. Continue

Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for fiction, two of England's most prestigious awards, Smack tells a penetrating story about heroin use, a topic that is becoming familiar in the news and one of importance to teens everywhere.

The story begins with Tar, a fourteen-year-old, who runs away from home. He convinces his girlfriend, Gemma, to come with him, and it is not long before they are engulfed in a loose community of people living in abandoned buildings. Everything seems to be turning out so well: they have a roof over their heads, food to eat, and a brand-new group of friends. And when Tar and Gemma try their first hit of smack, they think life will keep on getting better.

But before long, they find they've lost control. The search for the next hit becomes all-consuming--until a disaster forces Gemma to take matters into her own hands.

Insightful, haunting, and real, Smack is the Go Ask Alice of the '90s. It's a book that every teenager should read--then pass along to a friend.

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    Amazing. Ive never read anything like it! it was so much more than sad it was so emotional.

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Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 288 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 080505801X
  • ISBN-13: 9780805058017
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Publish date: 1998-05-15
  • Dimensions: 193 mm x 967 mm x 1,418 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Library Binding , School & Library Binding
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