Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 5- Wonderful
You’re probably wondering how I ended up here. I’m still wondering the same thing.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. And they certainly don’t want to share their darkest secrets and most desperate fears with a room of strangers. 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.
Clean is an addictive story that was recommended to me by friend Amy. I cannot imagine my life without this book, as to me, it was something refreshing and awesome considering I don’t read many contemporary novels; although due to Amy Reed’s awesome writing, I do believe I should start reading more contemporary novels.
Clean is one of those believable books that slaps you in the face when you least expect it to and then still makes you love it and manages to leave you absolutely breathless. As soon as I dove into this book; I was hooked and I think it was mainly due to the fact that Reed’s writing is something different to anything I have ever experienced. Experiencing all of the character’s thoughts right from the beginning was extremely cool to me!
Reed’s writing is raw and unexpectedly beautiful. Her writing fitted the story so well and made the book all the more enjoyable, she also managed to jump from character’s head with a great deal of skill and made it easy on me, as the reader.
This story is raw and emotional and overall; extremely beautiful and addictive. The subjects and topic in this book may be horrible, but it makes the book what it is; something so wonderful that I felt compelled to read more from the author.
The characters were all interesting and I loved seeing how the different kinds of characters that were in this book, interacted with one another and I’m thrilled to say that I fell head over heels for Amy Reed’s writing and her wonderful stories! Please read this book, it is truly amazing!