Penelope Wryter's life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen's hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there's one vision that keeps Pen coming back for more--Nate. He's the only person who cares about her. Too bad he's just a side effect of the drug. Pen knows she's going nowhere fast. She's desperate to change. But when she tries to say goodbye to Nate, he professes his love for her making her more confused than ever. Then, when a girl from school goes missing during a bad Fix trip, Pen realizes she may be in a lot more danger than she ever imagined. Unless Pen straightens up and faces reality quick, she might be the next missing girl on the list.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 135 x 203 x 15.24mm | 240.4g
- 28 Nov 2017
- North Star Editions
- Burnsville, MN, United States
"Cronkhite does much well; she captures the 'I need to stop but can't' feelings of an addict beautifully as well as the feelings of peer pressure, isolation, and depression that often accompany teenage years."--Kirkus Reviews "Sliding in between Fix and reality, Pen tries to solve the mystery of the missing girl, never sure what's real."--Booklist "[This book] is packed with moments that may lead to discussions about suicide, feeling alone, abusive relationships, drugs, bullies, and hope. A good book for any library collection serving young adults."--VOYA "A quick read that a lot of teens will be interested in."--School Library Connection
About M Lisa Cronkhite
Lisa M. Cronkhite is the author of Dreaming a Reality, Demon Girl, Deep in the Meadows and her most recent release, Disconnected. Her work has also appeared online and in print magazines including Storyteller, Poetry Salzburg Review, and Ruminate Magazine. She lives and writes in a small suburb near Chicago. You can find her online at www.writingsbylisamcronkhite.blogspot.com and on Twitter @lmcronkhite.