Junk

Junk

Book - 1997
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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 story. Me, Gemma and junk. I thought it was going to last forever.

Tar loves Gemma, but Gemma doesn't want to be tied down. She wants to fly. But no one can fly forever. One day, finally, you have to come down. Melvin Burgess' most ambitious and complex novel is a vivid depiction of a group of teenagers in the grip of addiction. Told from multiple viewpoints, Junk is a powerful, unflinching novel about heroin. Once you take a hit, you will never be the same again.

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1997, c1996.
ISBN: 9781783440627
9780140380194
0140380191
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,20 cm.

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muffinpopcorn
Jun 16, 2016

Just could not get into this book, was not as good as I expected it to be. Maybe down the road will give it another try , but for now just didn't grip my attention or interest to pursue reading . Boring .

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PearlyBaker
Oct 04, 2014

I wish I would have read Burgesss before I read Irvine Welsh. I might have liked this better. It was a great book, but more like methadone to Welsh's skag.

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sarahmahmud
Jun 30, 2011

I thought this book took me inside the life of a squatter(hobo). After I was done reading it I realized that life isn't always as easy as it's made out to be. Getting addicted to a drug is something everyone should read about. I recommend that everyone should read this book.

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