Recovery Road by Blake Nelson

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NOW A TV SERIES ON FREEFORM“An intriguing look at the aftermath of addiction.” —Los Angeles TimesMadeline has a drinking problem and anger issues, so she’s sent away to Spring Meadows, a rehab center in a row of rehab centers known as Recovery Road. On a weekly movie night in town she meets Stewart, who’s dealing with demons of his own. It’s an intense time, and the two of them come together intensely. When Madeline gets out of rehab, she tries to get back on her feet, and waits for Stewart to join her. When he does, though, it’s not the ideal reunion that Madeline has dreamed of. Both of them still have serious problems. And love seems more like a question than an answer. True and insightful, Recovery Road is a story about finding the right person at the worst possible time. And loving that person anyway. No matter what.

About Blake Nelson

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Blake Nelson is the author of many acclaimed novels for teens, including PARANOID PARK, GIRL, THE NEW RULES OF HIGH SCHOOL, and ROCK STAR SUPERSTAR. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Published March 1, 2011 by Scholastic Press. 325 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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High-school badass and party girl "Mad Maddie" lands in rehab after pushing herself over the toxicity limit one too many times.

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Nelson offers another sharply focused portrait of a teen in crisis in this story of ex-party girl Maddie, who struggles to renew herself after being released from a rehab center.

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Common Sense Media

Maddie tries to focus on her future, working to salvage her grades and cultivate her few friendships -- all while trying to figure out how much she can risk to try to keep Stewart in her life and heart.

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The Millions

For a certain type of girl wending her way through adolescence in the mid 1990s, the bible was a paperback novel with a hot pink spine.

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