ARC Review: Thicker Than Water7:00 AM
Title: Thicker Than Water
Author: Kelly Fiore
Series: N/A, Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Mystery
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Pages: Kindle, 320pages
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated.
Cyrus wasn’t always the drug-addled monster he’d become. He was a successful athlete, but when an injury forced him off the soccer field and onto pain medication, his life became a blur of anger, addiction, and violence. All CeCe could do was stand by and watch, until she realized one effective way to take away her brother’s drugs while earning the money she needed for college: selling the pills.
Soon, CeCe becomes part drug dealer, part honor student. But even when all she wants is to make things right, she learns that sometimes the best intentions lead to the worst possible outcome.
Thicker than Water is an unforgettable dark, harrowing look into the disturbing truth of drug addiction and the desperate love of a sister watching her brother deteriorate before her eyes.
I was given an ARC by the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.
Author's writing style = more than perfect!!
"Regret forces us to relieve the moments we hate the most - the moments that drove us into spiraling downfalls, the moments where we stopped living and started surviving."
"Sometimes we have to start living the lives we never expected to live. Other times we pick up where one life left off. In the end, it's not about where you came from, but where you're going."
Thicker Than Water is such an amazing book filled with meaning, honesty and a unique journey. For me, it showed a very realistic and honest story. I don't know what it's like to have a family member who is a drug addict, but it just felt so real to me. It wasn't just realistic, it was real. Of course when I got finished the book and read the author's note, everything made sense - the author indeed is telling the truth because she has experienced this herself.
"Sometimes the picture you paint is more important than the life you're living."
"In the end, you don't give a shit what happens to me as long as it doesn't change what happens to you."
"When we have to jump, we take a deep breath, close our eyes and count to three."
4.5 I-want-to-highlight-everything stars