Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Falling--Doug Wilhelm

Title: Falling
Author: Doug Wilhelm
Pages: 241 p.
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux
ISBN: 978-0-374-32251-9

I wonder if I'm falling away from YA books... I just couldn't feel this one. It felt forced. The plot was okay (older brother gets hooked on drugs, younger brother can't deal, falls in love, jeopardizes new relationship), but it just didn't feel true to me. The main characters felt a connection way too easily, quickly, and while that can indeed happen I just didn't see it here. I hate saying bad things about books. I would rather not do a review than a bad one. So I'll end here and just say this was not one of the best I've read.

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The Heroin Diaries--Nikki Sixx

Title: The Heroin Diaries-A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
Author: Nikki Sixx
Pages: 413 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 978-0-7434-8628-6

This is a must read for not only Motley Crue fans, but for parents and teenagers. Anyone who thinks the sex, drugs, rock n' roll lifestyle is glamorous is in for a wake-up call. First-hand accounts from band members and other people and interspersed with Nikki Sixx's diary entries. It's amazing to see how badly he was doing and how other people could see some of it but just let it go because he was still making music.

This is an amazing read. There's raw language and adult situations. Classic sex & drugs. But parents should really let their teens read this and get the true story of a heroin addict.
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