📙Clean by Juno Dawson
Source: review copy courtesy of Quercus Children’s Books – Thank you 🙏🏻
📙BLURB: 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.
Addiction and redemption, love and despair. Clean will have you hooked from the first page.
*WARNING* If you have suffered or suffer with addiction or a compulsive mental illness, please read this book carefully. Also, you’re good people.
📙MINI REVIEW: Pushing addiction and mental health to the top and shouting to the world that this is not bad this is life and this is an illness.
Lexi’s story will bond and hold you as you take an inside look into a world that shatters so many lives. It’s poignant and to the point. Clever and cocky. Justified and hard. Accepting and important. Most importantly it’s real, educational and extremely touching.
It’s a perfect example of judgement and hopefully this will help the younger generations see that it’s the uneducated morons who shadow mental health and addiction and tarnish everyone with the same brush.
People will learn from Lexi and that to me is the most important part of the book. The power of writing hey?
A little gold book that is going to open up eyes and hearts worldwide.
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Author: Juno Dawson.
Genre: Teens & YA.
Reading Level: 12 and up.
Length: 400 pages.
Publisher: Quercus Children’s Books
Publication Date: April 5th 2018
📙ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Previously wrote under the name James Dawson
Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of six novels for young adults. In 2016, she authored the best-selling World Book Day title: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE.
Her next novel is the beautiful and emotive MARGOT & ME (Jan 2017) which will be followed by her adult debut, the memoir THE GENDER GAMES (Jul 17).
Juno also wrote the bestselling non-fiction guide to life for young LGBT people, THIS BOOK IS GAY. In 2016 a follow-up, MIND YOUR HEAD, featured everything a young person needs to know about mental health.
Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine and The Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education.
Juno’s titles have received rave reviews and have been translated into more than ten languages around the world.
Juno grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing luminaries such as Steps and Atomic Kitten before writing a weekly serial in a Brighton newspaper. In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman.
Juno writes full time and lives in Brighton. In her spare time, she STILL loves Doctor Who and is a keen follower of horror films and connoisseur of pop music. In 2014 Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.