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Book Reviews of Smack

Author: Melvin Burgess
ISBN-13: 9780380732234
ISBN-10: 0380732238
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: HarperTempest
Book Type: Paperback
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14 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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Helpful Score: 1
"A searing account of two young runaways' descent into heroin addiction and their faltering climb back out... WILL LEAVE AN INDELIBLE MARK ON ALL WHO READ IT."
-Publishers Weekly
Brookie avatar reviewed Smack on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great Easy to read book. Shows the truth about addiction and what it does to you and those close to you
murder101 avatar reviewed Smack on
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A mixed up buch of junkies living in England,I found it to be a quick read and enjoyed the english slang.great if you like these kinds of stories.Good Chacters
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is very intense. I loved it, to be honest. It presents drug use in a realistic light, and it has a very intense feel to it. I was definitely captivated by this book. I also very much like this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought this book was great, it relates some of the things that adolescents go through, and explains extreme hardships of teenage drug users.
kato avatar reviewed Smack on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wow. The first three chapters nearly lost me and then I got swept up into a brilliantly compelling story about heroin addiction that any non-user or parent can relate to. I know I did. Weeks later, some of the scenes still play themselves out in my head as well as the use of the language. The story moves fast and I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book, don't let the first couple of chapters put you out, it'll be worth it.
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Great book!!! About a teen that get into dangerous situations!!
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I liked this book a lot when I was younger! Really good read.
meimei avatar reviewed Smack on + 16 more book reviews
I absolutely loved this book, its a young adult, but I feel like all ages from teen on could enjoy this book. A great story of addiction, and the struggles we all face in life.
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Run away teenagers in England
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a character portrait of two young british junkies.
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This book helps one to see addiction from the eyes of the addict. What is so compelling, why they can't stop. If you know an addict this is a story to read to hear the story from the inside out. Very interesting. Could not put it down.
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Teenage drama- with heroin.
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Frightening. Powerful.
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