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Personal & social issues: drugs & addiction (Children's/YA)

Tweak
by Nic Sheff ~ Paperback / softback

The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet. This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man's addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery. Nic Sheff was...

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Tweak
by Nic Sheff ~ Paperback / softback

The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet. This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man's addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery. Nic Sheff was...

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Heroine
by Mindy McGinnis ~ Hardback

A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis--the deadliest drug epidemic in American history--through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope. When a c...

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$37.00
Open Your Mind
by Gemma Cairney ~ Paperback / softback

Full of honest and practical advice from Gemma Cairney and a whole host of trained professionals and real people, Open Your Mind is the best friend of a book everyone needs. From stress, trauma and anxiety, to your place in the world and everything in between. Includes chapters on: Anxiety Depressi...

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$20.00
Came Back To Show You I Could Fly
by Robin Klein ~ Paperback / softback

Text has unearthed four previously out-of-print novels to celebrate one of Australian YA's most revered authors, Robin Klein. That these iconic novels were ever out-of-print is an injustice - they are poignant, funny, and every bit as fresh as when they were first published. Came Back to Show You I ...

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The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp ~ Paperback / softback

This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2013, starring Shailene Woodley (star of The Fault in our Stars and Divergent) and Miles Teller (star of Whiplash). SUTTER KEELY. HE'S the guy you want at your party. He'll get everyone ...

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$21.00
Smashed (NZ)
by Mandy Hager ~ Paperback / softback

Smashed tackles gritty teenage issues such as alcohol, physical and sexual abuse, and anger. But author Mandy Hager delivers it with a sense of humour and great sensitivity. It is a thoughtful, pacy read -- one that is hard to put down. Smashed tells the story of three teenage friends, and how their...

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Looking for Alaska
by John Green ~ Hardback

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist New York Times bestseller First drink First prank First friend ...

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$21.00
Allen Carrs: Smoking Sucks
by Allen Carr ~ Paperback / softback

Allen Carr's method has helped people all over the world to stop smoking and lead healthier lives, free from addiction. Designed for concerned parents to buy, this easy-to-use book targets the most important group of all: children. Smoking can be a difficult subject to broach with children, especial...

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Go Ask Alice
by * Anonymous ~ Hardback

The harrowing true story of a teenager's descent into the seductive world of drugs. A diary so honest you may think you know Alice - or someone like her. Read her diary. Enter her world. You'll never be able to forget Alice.

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The Liars
by Jennifer Mathieu ~ Paperback / softback

The highly anticipated new novel from Jennifer Mathieu. Two siblings wrestle with the secrets and lies that threaten to destroy their future. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars. How can one family have so many secrets? It's the summer of 1986. Joaquin and Elena, two teenage siblings live in a t...

Pre-order - out 5 Sep 2019
$20.00
What We Saw
by Aaron Hartzler ~ Paperback / softback

Critically acclaimed memoirist Aaron Hartzler, author of Rapture Practice, takes an unflinching look at what happens to a small town when some of its residents commit a terrible crime. This honest, authentic debut novel-inspired by the events in the Steubenville rape case-will resonate with readers ...

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Hannah
by Hannah Westberg ~ Paperback / softback

Hannah is a girl interrupted. For Hannah Westberg, life has been one big emotional roller coaster. As a girl, her mother was in and out of mental hospitals, so when it was her turn to visit the psych ward following a suicide attempt the summer after eighth grade, she had an idea of what she was i...

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Love & Other Carnivorous Plants
by Florence Gonsalves ~ Paperback / softback

How can you discover who you really are when everything threatens to consume you? Danny is home for the summer after the most anticlimactic year of her life: freshman year at Harvard. It turns out it's not so easy to be "Valedictorian of the World": she's failing pre-med, left mid-semester to ent...

Pre-order - out 16 May 2019
$25.00
A Not so Simple Life
by Melody Carlson ~ Paperback / softback

Fifteen-year-old Maya Stark seems to have it all - fame, fortune, a Beverly Hills lifestyle, and an 80s pop star dad who's making a comeback. But looks can be deceiving, and on the inside, Maya is miserable. Her parents are divorced, her dad is away on tour, and being biracial, she struggles with he...

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Street Pharm
by Allison van Diepen ~ Paperback / softback

A successful teen drug dealer is forced to reexamine it all in this riveting novel, now in trade paperback with a new cover, from the author of Snitch. Ty Johnson knows survival. The supply game's in his blood. And now that he's taken over his pop's business, Ty's smarts and skills have earned him s...

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Go Ask Alice/Jay's Journal
by * Anonymous ~ Paperback

A boxed set of two classic, cautionary tales: Go Ask Alice and Jay's Journal.

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The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance
by Catherine Ryan Hyde ~ Paperback / softback

"Reminiscent of . . . S. E. Hinton. Very close to perfect."--The Philadelphia Inquirer Cynnie can take care of herself--and more importantly, she can take care of her little brother, Bill. So it doesn't matter that her mom is drunk all the time. Cynnie's got her own life. Cynnie's the one Bill loves...

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The Honest Drug Book
Paperback / softback

The Honest Drug Book presents the hidden truth about a topic which touches the lives of almost everyone. It cuts through the blustering rhetoric of the war on drugs, and documents the facts about the subject in general, and about the individual drugs specifically. This is a journey through 140 psyc...

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Junk
by Melvin Burgess ~ Paperback / softback

This 20th Anniversary edition of the classic novel comes with an introduction from former children's laureate Malorie Blackman and bonus content following its controversial history, from its writing to when it won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. It was a love st...

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Dear Nobody
by Gillian McCain ~ Hardback

Fans of Go Ask Alice will devour Dear Nobody, a real teen's diary, so raw and so edgy that it's authenticity rings off every page. They say that high school is supposed to be the best time of your life. But what if that's just not true? More than anything, Mary Rose wants to fit in. To be loved....

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Thicker Than Water
by Kelly Fiore ~ Hardback

Perfect for fans of Ellen Hopkins--a heartbreaking tale of family tragedy and drug addiction where sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcomes.Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that's what the police and the district attorney are saying. Although CeCe is now locked up...

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Raven
by Allison van Diepen ~ Paperback

She wants hima ]. Zin dances with fire in every step; speaks with a honey sweet voice; and sees with eyes that can peer into your soul. Nicole's friendship with him is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. It's no wonder why Nicole is madly in l...

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High
by David Sheff ~ Hardback

From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grade readers. This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been...

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Lucas (2019 reissue)
by Kevin Brooks ~ Paperback / softback

A stunning edition of Kevin Brooks' celebrated novel - a truly original, powerful and emotional story from the author of The Bunker Diary. 'It gets to you ... you want to tell everyone how good it is.' SUNDAY TIMES 'A particularly moving and unusual love story.' GUARDIAN '...

Pre-order - out 4 Jul 2019
$25.00
Learning Not to Drown
by Anna Shinoda ~ Paperback / softback

"Anna Shinoda's deeply informed story is not to be missed." -Dr. Drew Pinsky, Celebrity Rehab and Teen Mom Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many. There is a pecking order to every family. Seve...

Pre-order - out 16 May 2019
$21.00
Stone Girl
by Eleni Hale ~ Paperback / softback

A heartbreaking novel of raw survival and hope, and the children society likes to forget. A stunning and unforgettable debut YA novel for mature readers. An unspeakable event changes everything for Sophie. No more Mum, school or bed of her own. She's made a ward of the state and grows up in a vola...

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Free Association Where My Mind Goes During Science Class
by Barbara Esham ~ Hardback

Age range 4 to 8 Have you ever started to think about one thing and ended up thinking about something completely different? Emily does it all the time. For example, today in science class they were learning about the Arctic Circle. Emily was following along, but then she suddenly became distracted ...

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Teenager or Adult: Do We Deserve to Drink Alcohol?
by Andrew Cornell ~ Paperback

"A look into the most talked about controversies involving teenagers and drinking, through the research of multiple views in the first person." Andrew Cornell--A curious well rounded author in search for true answers involving major problems. What if parents could learn about the things that go on b...

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Avoiding Drugs
by Patricia J Murphy ~ Paperback / softback

Reviewed by a pediatrician and a health education curriculum expert, each title in this series focuses on a different component of staying healthy. Topics include physical, behavioural and emotional aspects of health, giving kids friendly yet instructive advice. Fun activities and questions keep rea...

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Vicodin, Oxycontin, and Other Pain Relievers
by Amy E. Breguet ~ Hardback

Modern medicine provides more help than ever before for people suffering from severe or chronic pain. In recent years, the marketing, prescription, and use of opioid painkillers has skyrocketed. While providing much-needed relief to millions, these narcotics have also become the most problematic pre...

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First Day to Finals
by Brittany Camp ~ Paperback

First Day to Finals: A Guide to Surviving High School From First Day to Finals provides High School students with advice and stories of students that have gone through the same things many will experience. From the effects of and how to deal with peer pressure to keeping grades up, this guide, writt...

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Alex and the Amazing Dr. Frankenslime
by Margot Desannoy ~ Paperback

Using her wealth of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist working with troubled children and teens, Margot Desannoy gives us an entertaining, enlightening look at the world of a twelve-year-old girl dealing with her father's alcoholism, her parents' separation and what the process of healing...

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Things Every Kid Should Know
by Alya Nuri ~ Paperback

This book will walk you through what Smoking is, why it is bad for you and how to avoid picking up this bad habit. There is a story of two young friends who go through life and what happens along their lives as they each pick different choices. There are also facts in the story to help understand al...

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Fallen Angel
by Ann Spirit ~ Paperback

This book is about peoples lives and their children. This is called the fallen angel. Something else occurred; I meet the lady in white at a place on skid row on Portland Road in Salem. I thought that she was my angel. But as time went by she wasnt my angel and then things began to stir when we went...

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Underneath It All
by Patricia Vanasse ~ Paperback / softback

Seventeen-year-old London Mendes is the son of a Cuban mother and Seattle-native bookseller, and he knows exactly what he wants: to be the first in his middle class family to reach the Ivy Leagues. Specifically Princeton, alma mater of his favorite author Mia Merkley, a local mystery writer whose na...

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Sketches of My Soul
by Tc Booth ~ Paperback

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Guns, Drugs, Gangs, & Anger
by Alvin S Woods ~ Paperback / softback

One would believe that after young Sonny Woods watched his father take his last breaths of life in a pool blood after being shot that guns would be the last thing he would welcome in his life. But by the time the young man reached age twenty-one he had already been arrested for carrying a gun and ha...

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The Moment of Choice
by Robert Slisz ~ Hardback

The Moment of Choice: Social-Psychological Perspectives on Drug Usage gives readers an unbiased overview of drugs and drug use from a variety of perspectives. The book presents sound information that helps individuals make informed decisions about their own use or non-use of legal and illegal drugs....

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$514.00
The Looking Glass
by Janet McNally ~ Hardback

Perfect for fans of Emily Henry and Sarah Dessen, Janet McNally's imaginative story of sisterhood shows that the fiercest of loves are often the ones that exist outside of happily-ever-afters. GIRLS IN TROUBLE. That's what Sylvie Blake's older sister Julia renamed their favorite fairy tale book, wa...

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