Finally, we returned to the hotel for the evening and I had time to knock out STREET PHARM, one of the QP nominated books. Ty is 17 and running his father's drug business while Dad does time in prison. It seems as if nothing can change his life. Getting kicked out of school and sent to an alternative placement, though, opens Ty's eyes to the danger of his life. It takes some doing, but Ty is able to leave the business and begin his new life.
I know this will appeal to reluctant readers. The language and actions of the characters ring true. This is no GO ASK ALICE. This book rings much more true.