Reader: Maude L.
Title: Placebo Junkies
Author: J.C. Carleson
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 10/27/15
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: I liked this book because it shows a different view on the world. It also has a really interesting writing style. But the best part is a super unexpected twist at the end.
Memorable or Forgettable: The ending was completely surprising - I had no idea it was coming. It was also just a really interesting subject to write about.
Cover: The cover is very interesting because the words are spelled out on pill cases,so it really makes sense for the story.
Age Range: 14 through 15
Quality: 4Q - Better than most
Popularity: 4P - Broad general teen appeal
tags: drama / mental illness / big pharmaceuticals / homelessness / ya lit