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Two teens fall in love with each other and heroin Tar has reasons for running away fr. Not suitable for younger readers the warning on the back cover is well worth taking seriously A classic and well deserving Carnegie Medal winner Junk is painful to read for the reason that it is truthful accurate and told in the voices of young people falling victim to heroin addiction They go through the various phases of invincibility delusion adjustment to ever sinking standards criminal behaviour prostitution desperate pain and physical downward spiralling while telling their life stories through their teenage perspectiveIt strongly reminded me of the true story of Christiane F whose witness account on teenage drug addiction in Berlin in the 1970s was made into a book and later into a film Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo It haunted me for years after I read it in my early adolescence and it leaves me pondering on what to do with Junk Should I let my students and children read it It is very good and it will hardly trigger a healthy and stable young adult to try drugs But it is a brutal account of violence and prostitution and it might leave them with nightmares Should one shield teenagers from the worst hardships or let them discover the world in all its uglinessThat uestion always comes up when the American Library Association announces the latest banned or challenged books in school libraries Most of the time it concerns sexuality bad language violence or politically motivated messages But this is teenage health and wellbeing potentially at risk I guess there is no definitive answer to what is suitable for young adults but I tend towards letting them read whatever interests them while being ready in the background to talk to them and offer a platform for reflectionI will go with Oscar WildeThere is no such thing as a moral or an immoral bookBooks are well written or badly written That is allThis one is well written uinze dias go through the various phases of invincibility delusion adjustment to ever sinking standards criminal behaviour prostitution desperate pain and physical downward spiralling while telling their life stories through their teenage perspectiveIt strongly reminded me of the true story of Christiane F whose witness account on teenage drug addiction in Berlin in the 1970s was made into a book and later into a film Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo It haunted me for years after I read it in my early adolescence and it leaves me pondering on what to do with Junk Should I let my students and children read it It is very Cheating for the Chicken Man good and it will hardly trigger a healthy and stable young adult to try drugs But it is a brutal account of violence and prostitution and it might leave them with nightmares Should one shield teenagers from the worst hardships or let them discover the world in all its uglinessThat uestion always comes up when the American Library Association announces the latest banned or challenged books in school libraries Most of the time it concerns sexuality bad language violence or politically motivated messages But this is teenage health and wellbeing potentially at risk I The Last Runaway guess there is no definitive answer to what is suitable for young adults but I tend towards letting them read whatever interests them while being ready in the background to talk to them and offer a platform for reflectionI will On Tidy Endings go with Oscar WildeThere is no such thing as a moral or an immoral bookBooks are well written or badly written That is allThis one is well written

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Ow has a deep rooted lust for adventure Their first hit brings bliss the next despair. This book was recommended to me by a heroin addict a beloved person who has since tragically died from an overdose I m still immersed in grief and read this to look for answers As difficult an account as it was it definitely unsparingly showed the reality of what it s like to be under the influence of such a devastating drug I can t even imagine what it s like to live with such an addiction but this was the closest I came to glimpsing what so many people have fallen victim to The horror of it is eye opening and harrowing Heroin takes away one s dignity identity values and personality and replaces all of that with a person unrecognisable to themselves and those who love them It creates a need so intense for the next fix that everything else is obliterated I had previously read Beautiful Boy A Father s Journey Through His Son s Addiction and consider that to be the best perspective of what it s like to helplessly watch your loved one become someone you don t know while under the influence of heroin Smack orignally called Junk is now it s counterpart for me as the most accurate story of the addict s perspective In many ways this addiction is a terminal illness The rate of recovery is low but not impossible A very important drug called naloxene counters the deadly effect of an overdose and needs to be readily available in our society The alternative is a mounting death toll and aching hearts as lives are ripped apart There is no doubt in my mind that this is a disease and not a choice The stigma of addiction needs to be removed so people can be saved and better treatment options are developed for rehabilitation We are losing wonderful loving people by the minute Heroin is a cheap drug and can be acuired easily There is not enough public knowledge of its effects or help for those who are afflicted I hope to be part of the change somehow Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin grief and read this to look for answers As difficult an account as it was it definitely unsparingly showed the reality of what it s like to be under the influence of such a devastating drug I can t even imagine what it s like to live with such an addiction but this was the closest I came to Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series glimpsing what so many people have fallen victim to The horror of it is eye opening and harrowing Heroin takes away one s dignity identity values and personality and replaces all of that with a person unrecognisable to themselves and those who love them It creates a need so intense for the next fix that everything else is obliterated I had previously read Beautiful Boy A Father s Journey Through His Son s Addiction and consider that to be the best perspective of what it s like to helplessly watch your loved one become someone you don t know while under the influence of heroin Smack orignally called Junk is now it s counterpart for me as the most accurate story of the addict s perspective In many ways this addiction is a terminal illness The rate of recovery is low but not impossible A very important drug called naloxene counters the deadly effect of an overdose and needs to be readily available in our society The alternative is a mounting death toll and aching hearts as lives are ripped apart There is no doubt in my mind that this is a disease and not a choice The stigma of addiction needs to be removed so people can be saved and better treatment options are developed for rehabilitation We are losing wonderful loving people by the minute Heroin is a cheap drug and can be acuired easily There is not enough public knowledge of its effects or help for those who are afflicted I hope to be part of the change somehow

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Om home that run deep and sour whereas Gemma with her middle class roots firmly on sh. I m conflicted about this bookOn the one hard it s absolutely brilliant It really is It s slow to start but after the first chapter I was pulled in and just kept turning page after page I was desperate to know what happened next The character voices sang to me sang to me through the pagesOn the other hand the subject matterI m not one to mark a book down purely because of the subject matter This deals with teenager runaways teenage junkies spoilt bitches who get everything they ever wantedWhat worries me is that there s not really enough of an impact Not enough goes wrong There s not enough to dissuade young impressionable minds from using drugs from dipping in from experimenting with needles and tablets and powderNow I m not an impressionable teenage mind I ve never done drugs never smoked and I only drink alcohol once in a blue moon I m 24 years oldBut in light of recent events to deal with my personal situation I have contemplated self harmI thought about cutting myself when I was so deep into stress anxiety and depression And I only thought about it because from everything I ve read it s not actually that bad It helps with release It helps make you feel better Sure you scar up afterwards but I was looking for something to help me deal with my situation which in case you re wondering is this I m Australian and I m as good as trapped in shitty town England for the foreseeable future Which is not fun There s a lot of other factors contributing but that s the main oneI didn t do it By complete chance I accidentally opened a vein in my leg and bled all over my bathroom My fianc e kept me calm and we eventually managed to close the vein But the sight of all that blood scared me off thinking of cutting myself anyBy the way if you re reading this Don t cut yourself I am being completely honest when I say there are better ways of dealing with things You don t have to harm yourself to feel better You don t have to starve yourself or get drunk or shoot up Talk to someone you trust and they will help you through whatever shit it is that you re going throughBut I was reading the book I was appalled because here are a bunch of strong voiced characters telling us how easy it is to get into drugs how good it makes you feel how easy it is to uit and pick you life back upview spoiler No one dies from an OD No one fucks up their life beyond repair hide spoiler Cheating for the Chicken Man get everything they ever wantedWhat worries me is that there s not really enough of an impact Not enough The Last Runaway goes wrong There s not enough to dissuade young impressionable minds from using drugs from dipping in from experimenting with needles and tablets and powderNow I m not an impressionable teenage mind I ve never done drugs never smoked and I only drink alcohol once in a blue moon I m 24 years oldBut in light of recent events to deal with my personal situation I have contemplated self harmI thought about cutting myself when I was so deep into stress anxiety and depression And I only thought about it because from everything I ve read it s not actually that bad It helps with release It helps make you feel better Sure you scar up afterwards but I was looking for something to help me deal with my situation which in case you re wondering is this I m Australian and I m as On Tidy Endings good as trapped in shitty town England for the foreseeable future Which is not fun There s a lot of other factors contributing but that s the main oneI didn t do it By complete chance I accidentally opened a vein in my leg and bled all over my bathroom My fianc e kept me calm and we eventually managed to close the vein But the sight of all that blood scared me off thinking of cutting myself anyBy the way if you re reading this Don t cut yourself I am being completely honest when I say there are better ways of dealing with things You don t have to harm yourself to feel better You don t have to starve yourself or Flat World Navigation get drunk or shoot up Talk to someone you trust and they will help you through whatever shit it is that you re A House of My Own Stories from My Life going throughBut I was reading the book I was appalled because here are a bunch of strong voiced characters telling us how easy it is to Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, get into drugs how El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro good it makes you feel how easy it is to uit and pick you life back upview spoiler No one dies from an OD No one fucks up their life beyond repair hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Junk By Melvin Burgess

  1. says:

    Not suitable for younger readers the warning on the back cover is well worth taking seriously A classic and well deserving Carnegie Medal winner Junk is painful to read for the reason that it is truthful accurate and told in the voices of young people falling victim to heroin addiction They go through the various phases of invincibility delusion adjustment to ever sinking standards criminal behaviour prostitution desperate pain and physic

  2. says:

    I read this years and years ago when i was about 11 so i remember it was very different reading it the 2nd time around whe

  3. says:

    5 Words Toxic addiction manipulation love realisationThis book is one of my favourites of all time It's so real and brave and gritty and it's UKYA at its absolute prime It's difficult and challengingAt the start I always love Tar and hate Gemma By the end I've always changed my mind about both of them This book allows me to empathise with a type of person I would usually avoid at all costsGemma is probably my

  4. says:

    I’m conflicted about this bookOn the one hard it’s absolutely brilliant It really is It’s slow to start but after the first chap

  5. says:

    Junk is the drugs book against which I judge all drugs books and so far nothing’s come close to matching Melvin Burgess’s unflinching portrayal of Bristol’s City Road in the 1980s through a heroin addled lensBurgess has no time for either hushed poetic contemplations on heroin or clumsy moralistic incitem

  6. says:

    Meet Gemma and Tar two 14 year old friends Tar is a nice lad thoughtful intelligent and full of puppy love for Gemma but Tar is also the victim of abuse from his parents Gemma is a devoted friend likes a good time and is all for he

  7. says:

    Wow This was a powerful bookTar and Gemma are fourteen year old friends Tar comes from an unhappy background filled with abuse Gemma comes from a smothering family when all she wants to do is have a good time When Tar decides to run away Gemma supports him and then decides to join him on the streets of Bristol thinking that being

  8. says:

    45This is a tale of a group of runaway teenagers who end up addicted to smackjunk aka heroin We watch the characters spiral out of control thinking oh I'll just be able to uit when I want to which we find out is definitely not the case Love happens pregnancies happen one in which the baby is basically born an addict as wel

  9. says:

    This book was recommended to me by a heroin addict a beloved person who has since tragically died from an overdose I'm still immersed in grief and read this to look for answers As difficult an account as it was it definitely unsparingly showed the reality of what it's like to be under the influence of such a devastating

  10. says:

    This review contains some spoilers as I mention things that happen in the story to make some pointsWell let me sum up this book in one gif and I feel this is really appropriate Oh first off I need to say that I'm REALLY CONFUSED about how this is a children's book I mean it won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize among others and I had to read this for my Children's Literature module I well I would not let my child r

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