Beneath A Meth Moon

Beneath A Meth Moon

eBook - 2012
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Hurricane Katrina took her mother and granmother. And even though Laurel Daneau has moves on to a new life-one that includes a new best friend, a spot on the cheerleading squad, and dating the co-captain of the football team-she can't get past the pain of that loss. Then her new boyfriend introduces her to meth, and Laurel is instantly seduced by its spell, the way it erases, even if only temporarily, her memories. Soon Laurel is completely hooked, a shell of her former self, desperate to be whole again, but lacking the strength to break free. But with the help of a new friend-and the loyalty of an old one-she is able to rewrite her own story and move on with her own life. Dreamlike in quality and weaving flashbacks to the hurricane in with Laurel's present-day struggles, this is a stunning novel that readers won't want to miss.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781101559796
Branch Call Number: E-Book

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GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

This story of addiction and loss falls short due to poor narration and an underdeveloped plot. Despite this, the plight of the main character does evoke sympathy.

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PearlyBaker
Jan 31, 2017

In the 90's some friends and I delved into the mad world of god's breath for a season or two and it brought this old sailor to his knees. I first suspected there might be a little problem after staying awake for a fortnight watching Pink Floyd the Wall and then shaving my entire body. This book was almost too vivid, real and intense and I often had to put it down and take a deep breath. She is an amazing author and brings me to tears every time. What a lovely homage to recovery, relapse, tragedy and hope.

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thannah91
Nov 22, 2016

This book is honest an beyond amazing. It allows you to have the first look into a world that most don't understand. Laurel is a bright an intelligent young lady who finds comfort in a bad place, Meth. she tells you how it all started an how is drastically changed her life. this book is sad but its also one of the best books I have read in a very long time...

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Jcameron_0
Jul 01, 2016

This book was GREAT!!

JCLBethE Sep 19, 2014

Jacqueline Woodson shows us the brutally honest life of a teen drug addict. Laurel faced the tragic wrath of Hurricane Katrina by losing her mother and beloved grandmother. The pain of losing family and her home mixed with a drug dealing boyfriend leads her down the road to meth addiction. Many respects to Woodson for tackling this difficult subject and bringing a sympathetic, yet realistic depiction of a young person's struggle with meth.

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hrob85
Apr 28, 2012

After losing her mother and grandmother to Hurricane Katrina, Laurel, her brother, and her father move to a new town to start over. There she simultaneously falls in love with the co-captain of the basketball team, T-Boom, and meth, or as she likes to call it, “the moon.” As the moon takes over her life, her relationships crumble and she is faced with a decision: to fully embrace her addiction or to fight it.
Woodson crafts her narrative to match the mental state of her heroine: jagged and jumbled, providing only brief flashes that jump between past and present. The disjointed snippets of Laurel’s recollections work to form a cohesive whole that ultimately reveals her as a fully realized and relatable character.

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PimaLib_MegginK May 06, 2015

Then what? I said
Then you die, my lovely. He said it matter-of-fact, like it was the most obvious thing in the world.

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