Crackhead: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 20, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
12 Reviews
Lisa Lennox transports readers to the heart of the crack era—the South Bronx, New York City, 1989.

In the late 1980s and early 90s, the crack epidemic swept through inner city communities like the plague. Mothers abandoned their children and took to the street for a hit. Fathers sold everything they owned to get a taste. The crackhead was rampant. Some neighborhoods were never the same.

Enter Laci Johnson, a beautiful, smart, privileged teenage girl from across town, who teams up with The South Bronx Bitches—an infamous girl group known for chasing men and money. When the SBB becomes envious of Laci they devise a plan to destroy her life.

Finding love in the most unexpected of places, Laci turns to a local drug dealer to help save her and heal the wounds of her new addiction. 

Through Laci and a host of entertaining characters, Crackhead vividly captures the essence of an era and the devastating, sometimes fatal consequences of addiction.   
 

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User Review  - justablondemoment - LibraryThing

Enjoyed this book. It only fell short of a 5 star due to a few editing issues and it had a rather rushed feel to it. It would have made a much better book had it been slowed down, fleshed out. A few ... Read full review

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User Review  - miz745li - Overstock.com

It took me a while to get into this one. Started out a little slow. Once it got going it was a good read. I have read much better by TCP. But I will still read part 2 just to find out what happens. Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
21
Section 5
35
Section 6
49
Section 7
65
Section 8
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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