When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong. Rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility.
From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all.
It’s a dirty business getting clean.
Why I Bought It
I’d heard a few reviews for this and had seen a few bloggers talking about it so I felt like I needed to see what the hype was all about.
I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did, to be honest. When I opened the book and first met Lexi, I absolutely hated her. She’s spoilt, throws tantrums and is throwing her life away out of choice. She survives off Daddy’s credit card (if only!) and it is a wonder that she even has friends.
But then as the book goes on, you get to know Lexi. I loved her character development. To be able to read the change in her attitude and see the person behind the drugs was amazing. The way the novel is written shows how much the drugs affected Lexi’s personality, and the change was completely unexpected. To see a character who I thought was selfish and ignorant turn into a loving and caring friend in rehab was heartwarming as well as being extremely true.
In the beginning Lexi tricks the reader into believing all of her lies. I certainly didn’t realise that she was taking the reader for a ride and when I found out that she was lying about some things (not giving any spoilers here!) it truly shocked me. She’s manipulative – but in a way that you expect from an addict.
To reflect an addict’s behaviour as truly as Dawson has managed here is amazing. I never expected the novel to be so honest. I expected rehab to be romanticised and Lexi’s relationship with drugs brushed over, but it completely wasn’t.
This book is a masterpiece and honestly one of a kind. I’ve never discovered a book quite like this, and I don’t think I ever will.
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Recommended to: People who want to read something real-life and gritty.
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