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Author: Melvin Burgess
ISBN 13: 9780312608620
ISBN 10: 312608624
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: 2010-06-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $12.99

Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for fiction, two of England's most prestigious awards, Smack tells a penetrating story about heroin use. Insightful, haunting, and real, this novel is the Go Ask Alice of the '90s.

Publishers Weekly

In a starred review of this "searing" account of teens who become addicted to heroin, PW wrote that the "unflinching depiction of the seductive pleasures as well as insidious horrors of heroin... will leave an indelible impression on all who read it." Ages 12-up. (May) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.