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Clean: The London Collection

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Not only is the writing beautiful but the characters created feel so real and tangible that I couldn't help but really get behind them.

It emphasises how drug addicts are not bad people and are often a victim to the circumstances they’ve been through. Gerade, weil Lexi mit Ko-Abhängigkeit in Beziehungen kämpft und das auch großer Teil ihrer Therapie ist. Besonders gut gefallen hat mir ihre Rückkehr ins Leben; ihren alltäglichen Kampf damit ihrer Sucht zu widerstehen. Lexi is a likeable character because she knows just how lucky she is that she doesn’t have to worry about money.TL;DR: A brilliantly honestly and engaging contemporary novel about the affects of substance abuse through the eyes of a privileged London socialite.

The story revolves around Lexi, a Russian born hotel heiress and her time in treatment facility for addition. It’s great that a YA book delves into addiction and getting clean as I don’t think this is spoken about enough to younger people. She's super rich and completely spoilt and makes the most benefits her privileged lifestyle brings her. I didn’t dislike her, I just couldn’t connect with her at all, I come from a very different viewpoint.It's like Gossip Girl meets Skins meets Junk, complete with fashion, pop culture, drama, and basic bitches. Guy, who suffers from OCD, and Brady, the mysterious Hollywood hunk who immediately catches Lexi's eye. Dawson konnte mich auch nicht von den beiden überzeugen, weswegen dieser Aspekt wohl Teil meines größten Kritikpunkts ist – zusammen mit der Darstellung des Klinikalltags. A YA book that deals with some heavy issues-drugs, sex, relationships, family dynamics, weight, and gender issues.

Bei Lexi und all den anderen “Insassen”, wie sie sie immer nannte, sieht einfach alles so leicht aus. The group of people were wonderfully diverse - there’s fat rep, characters of colour, trans rep, people suffering from drug addiction, alcoholism, self harm etc.When she’s detoxed from the drugs, Lexi meets the cast of damaged, wealthy characters (all under the age of 24) who are also trying to get well from their addictions. Juno Dawson hat mit Clean ein wirklich wichtiges Buch geschrieben, das auf die Süchte der heutigen Zeit aufmerksam macht. It was well plotted with a good mix of flashback and first-person narration, then some exciting moments ramped up to a huge climax. Ich war nicht in der Stimmung und wollte es nicht riskieren, es vielleicht aus diesem Grund nicht zu mögen.

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