Junk

Junk

Book - 1997
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The love story of two runaway teenagers, Gemma and Tar, and their struggles with heroin addiction.
Melvin Burgess' most ambitious and complex novel is a multi-faceted and vivid depiction of a group of young people in the grip of addiction. It is told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the friends watching from the outside who try to prevent tragedy.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1997, c1996.
ISBN: 9781783440627
9780140380194
0140380191
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,20 cm.

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muffinpopcorn
Jun 16, 2016

Just could not get into this book, was not as good as I expected it to be. Maybe down the road will give it another try , but for now just didn't grip my attention or interest to pursue reading . Boring .

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PearlyBaker
Oct 04, 2014

I wish I would have read Burgesss before I read Irvine Welsh. I might have liked this better. It was a great book, but more like methadone to Welsh's skag.

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sarahmahmud
Jun 30, 2011

I thought this book took me inside the life of a squatter(hobo). After I was done reading it I realized that life isn't always as easy as it's made out to be. Getting addicted to a drug is something everyone should read about. I recommend that everyone should read this book.

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