Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.98 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Tweak (Growing Up on Methamphetamines) Paperback – January 6, 2009
|New from||Used from|
Enhance your purchase
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
"Difficult to read and impossible to put down." -- Chicago Tribune
"Tweak is...Bukowski and Burroughs, the heart to his dad's head—and the kid can write." -- Seattle Weekly
"An unflinching chronicle of life as an addict." -- U.S. News & World Report
"Full of jaw-tightening and occasionally grisly scenes of shooting up, deals gone bad, guns and sex, Sheff’s story takes off like a shot in the arm with a terse, honest and spontaneous narrative." -- Kirkus Reviews
Review of Tweak and Beautiful Boy: "Both takes on this story are riveting, brilliantly written, thoughtful, searingly honest and equally essential. They should be mandatory reading for every teenager and every parent of one." -- London Daily Mail
"The trajectory of drug addiction is nothing new, but Sheff's lucid, simple prose makes the heartbreaking journey seem fresh." -- San Francisco Chronicle
“A raw and sad account, vivid in its depiction of the pleasures and tunnel vision of addiction and the challenges of sobriety.” -- BCCB
"Raw, powerful, and honest." -- The Bookseller
About the Author
- Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (January 6, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416972196
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416972198
- Reading age : 15 years and up
- Lexile measure : HL770L
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 10.6 ounces
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
His story was very dark and difficult to read, and I respect his bravery for telling it, but I feel the writing was rushed and repetitive. For someone who claims to be oh so talented and special, as well as told his whole life about how special and different he is, his writing skills did not reflect any such talent to me. I feel for his struggle as an addict, and I was very interested to know the inner soul, mind and feelings of someone who was in the throes of drug abuse, but this book just did not deliver that to me in any way.
Anyone who has friends, or relatives who struggle with addiction will find this book a way to gain insight into what their lives can be like. For those who contemplate experimenting with drugs it is an example of how ONE wrong decision can ruin your life and the lives of those who love you.
This book also showed me what I did not understand about the life of a relative who suffered from addiction and allowed me to forgive him for what transpired between us. He did not survive as Nick did.