Thicker Than Water
Perfect for fans of Ellen Hopkins—a heartbreaking tale of family tragedy and drug addiction where sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcomes.
Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that's what the police and the district attorney are saying. Although CeCe is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the story is much more complicated. Cyrus wasn't always a drug-addled monster. He used to be a successful athlete, but when an injury forced Cyrus off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence.
All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized an effective way to take away her brother's drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills. Only she never expected what happened next.
So many raw / real emotions
The deep and raw sharing in this story makes you feel like you’re choking with lead in your belly. The many truth(s) of addiction are told by a teen in an adult world — absolutely can’t recommend it enough for teens and adults alike. Addressing family support and mental health are tied into addiction and addressed in this novel. The writing feels similar to Dear Sugar writing with a YA focus.