I really liked this book, which sounds odd to say given that it's a tough, true story about a life of drug addiction. But years ago I stumbled across Nic's dad's book called Beautiful Boy which had me transfixed. Nic's first book Tweaked was my next pursuit and that was it... I was completely invested in The Sheff Family.
We All Fall Down is a sort-of predictable accounting of where Nic's life picks up after his last book. Despite the predictability of it though, I finished it still wanting (to know) more about the family and how things are going. I would recommend it and would definitely read another book by either Nic or his dad should one come available.
In the same vein as Go Ask Alice but not as gritty.
really tried to get into this book, but the inflection and accent of the narrator just made it too difficult. This one will definitely be getting returned.
After all the hubbub about if this is true or not, I finally decided out of need for another book that I'd just listen to this. It was a fine, sort of interesting story. Seems kind of implausible, but who knows? It doesn't really matter... if you take it as "just a story" or something that is "inspired by true events" then it's an okay book.
Not nearly as engaging.
Sure, it was fine.
Yes and no. There were bits that were really good, but for the most part, it felt drawn out, repetitive and almost boring.
I truly have adored all of Lisa See's other books (not including the mysteries, which are a whole different thing). But this book just didn't have the same emotional and factual depth.
However, the last hour of the book was really good, much more interesting than the rest. Kind of made it end on a good note, at least.
It is a very cute, fun, funny story that is very easy to listen to. Definitely recommend it if that is what you are looking for.
I found the story to be kind of boring and redundant.
I had been really looking forward to this sequel to The Program. Although both stories are geared towards a YA audience, I found The Program to be interesting and suspenseful enough to hold my attention throughout the book. I was expecting The Treatment to be just as captivating while it filled in my questions of what happened to the kids from the first book. Instead it felt like a lazy follow up. An example of that would be that towards the end of the book, I felt like events were just tossed together to bring it to an end already. It did not flow smoothly; it felt choppy and kind of dumb. Very disappointed. :(
The only negative, if there are any, is that most of the main characters are female, but despite the fact that they were supposed to have different accents (I couldn't really notice a difference if the narrator was changing her voice), it was sometimes hard to keep track of who was who and where I was at in history. I actually drew out a crude family tree which helped; wish I'd done so earlier on in the story. Other than that, this was a great book. I can't wait to listen to another Kate Morton story!
Having just finished The Goldfinch, I was really excited for another Donna Tartt book, but this one just never gained the momentum and/or story to pull me in. I eventually gave up as it was sincerely putting me to sleep!
Perhaps it was my own misunderstanding, but when I selected this book, I had extremely different expectations of what the story would be than the absurdity that it actually is. Definitely would not recommend this story to anyone other than an immature "Ghost Busters" fan. Mind you - GB is a brilliant movie... this book just feels like a silly attempt to capture that energy but without any of it's success.
Short, intense, vivid and TRUE story about a young person's life of drug abuse. Wouldn't say I "enjoyed" it as it's a sad story, but I would recommend it if you are interested in addiction issues.
Have been completely sucked in by this series of novels from Lisa See. Every one of them paints a vivid picture of a (real) world/time I could never have imagined. While the stories are serious, they are also enjoyable. Definitely would recommend this book, particularly after reading Shanghai Girls.
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