Clean by Juno Dawson
I can feel it swimming through my veins like glitter … it’s liquid gold.
When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom.
She’s wrong. Rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility.
From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady.
As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all …
It’s a dirty business getting clean …
Don’t judge me, I don’t have syringes lying around the house (and the ones I have, are used for ink which wouldn’t look nice in a picture). And yes, the rose gold of the cover is stunning but also very difficult to photograph *cries*
This book has a LOT of cursing and a lot of drugs and addiction in general (to many different things). It was very very hard to connect with Lexi, because I have never had a life like hers and she just felt like a “poor rich girl”. There was some confusion as to when exactly this is set as there are references to pop culture but then it makes it look like it is happening a bit in the future, so unsure.
However, it was interesting to read on her “progress” through rehab and how she dealt with it and also it was interesting to see the rest of the characters in it. It did have more than a few cliches which were a bit meh, but it was okay.
I have to say, I hoped Lexi would do more with her life than what it seems she is doing when the book ends, so that was a bit disappointing. But it wasn’t a bad ending either.
You don’t do drugs, it’s not good for you. But you can read Clean. (I don’t really read books about addicts going to rehab so it is hard to think of what else to recommend that matches this book…)