Author- David Jerome
Publish Date- 20th of June 2012
Blurb- A young girl named Maya is forced to survive on her own, when her runaway mother dies of a drug overdose. Battling inner demons, she tries to find belonging in the adult world of nightclubs and raves. This lifestyle gets her tangled with heartless drug dealers that seek her life. Maya must now brawl to stay alive, while trying to find somewhere to belong...and someone to love her.
Review- Finally someone dares to shed some inside light on the real issues that people on drugs face every day, how they get there and how it affects the people that surround them. To be honest, when I first started reading Rave Girl I had no idea what to make of it. I have never read anything like it. This is a good thing.
15 year old Maya, physically and emotionally damaged throughout her growing up, left with nothing when her Mother dies of a drug overdose. With only one place to go she loses herself in partying and drugs. On a night out she stumbles upon Trey, a recreational drug user with a rough up-bringing himself, who introduces her to coke and all that comes with it. Little did they know about how dependent on it she would become. Battles with drug lords, suicidal tendencies, bring Maya and Trey dependent of each other instead of the drug. But with everything that happened during their wild nights it has caught up to them and now they run for their lives.
David Jerome produced such raw material in Rave Girl. The relationships are intense, the action is thrilling and the story has this realness about it which makes the story believable.It's short, not so sweet and straight to the point.
Don't know what to read next? Seriously consider giving Rave Girl a go. My expectations weren't high but let me tell you I am glad I read it. Not only did David create and deliver an amazing storyline, it also opened my eyes to the fact that thousands of people that have drug addictions and go through this type of thing every day and society barely ever hears about it.
I did find a message in it.
Everybody deserves to be loved.
Even if you don't think you do.
Make sure you add Rave Girl to your TBR pile.
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