Book Rave Contender 2012 – Recovery Road

‘Mad Dog’ Maddy tries to conquer her drinking problem with the help of another troubled youth in this tale of teenage redemption by Blake Nelson, the author of Paranoid Park. Does this set itself apart from other teen drug novels? Comment on this post!

The Blurb:

From acclaimed author Blake Nelson, the story of girl meets boy…in rehab.Madeline is sent away to Spring Meadows to help with a drinking and rage problem she has. It’s a pretty intense place, but there is the weekly movie night in town–where Madeline meets Stewart, who’s at another rehab place nearby. They fall for each other during a really crazy time in their lives. Madeline gets out and tries to get back on her feet, waiting for Stewart to join her. When he does, though, it’s not the ideal recovery world Madeline dreamed of. Both of them still have serious problems. And Stewart’s are only getting worse….