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Orca Book Publishers, Mar 1, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 192 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Gordie Jessup is a good kid but he's living a nightmare. His eighteen-year-old brother Chase's two-year addiction to crystal meth has left their family emotionally and financially drained. And just when Gordie thinks he can no longer stand the manipulating, the lying and the stealing, things get even worse. Chase is arrested for aggravated assault, released on bail and sent home to his family. But his dealers are after him and Chase appeals to Gordie for help. Gordie, disgusted with his brother and fully aware that it's a gamble, risks everything he has in the hope of bringing his family some peace.

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User Review  - ErlangerFactionless - LibraryThing

This book was so... depressing. Alarmingly realistic depiction of living with drug addiction. If you've ever had a family member or friend with a serious drug addiction problem, you'll understand this ... Read full review

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User Review  - kreierso - LibraryThing

Told from Gordie's point of view readers will be drawn in as sixteen year old Gordie deals with his first love, his brothers meth addiction and the catastophe the addiction brings to his family. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Katherine Holubitsky's first novel, Alone at Ninety Foot, (Orca), won the CLA Book of the Year for Young Adults and the IODE Violet Downey Book Award. Katherine lives in Edmonton, Alberta.

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