Rx by Tracy Lynn

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Thyme Gilchrest is an honors student.
Thyme Gilchrest is popular.
Thyme Gilchrest is on student council.
Thyme Gilchrest is a drug dealer.

Like piecing together a logic puzzle, Thyme has organized a complex trading system that enables her to obtain the meds her friends need. They all come to her to diagnose their problems and provide the "cure" -- be it Prozac, Ritalin, Vicodin...She's therapist, doctor, and pharmacist all in one. She helps people. And that makes her feel a little more in control -- a little more capable of dealing with her own frantic high school life. Because Thyme Gilchrest is nothing if not good at dealing.

About Tracy Lynn

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Tracy Lynn is the pseudonym of Elizabeth J. Braswell. After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Elizabeth earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University...and then promptly spent the next ten years producing videogames. Finally she caved in to fate and wrote "Snow", her first novel, followed by the Nine Lives of Chloe King series under the name Celia Thomson.Elisabeth lives in the East Village with her husband Scott, their cat, George, and a tank full of fish, all also named George. You can visit her Web site at www.tracylynn.com and email her at tracy@tracy-lynn.com Kinuko Y. Craft came to the United States in 1964 where she continues to live and work today. Her art has included paintings for the book covers of many well known fantasy authors such as Patricia A. McKillip, Juliet Marillier, Tanith Lee and many others. She has also designed opera posters, fairy tale books and covers for many national magazines such as Time, Newsweek and The National Geographic. She has a passionate love of fine art and draws on a deep knowledge of art history in creating her work. She is most inspired by the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, the Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolist painters. Her paintings are done with a combination of artist oils and watercolor on clayboard gesso panels.
Published May 8, 2010 by Simon Pulse. 262 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A didactic tale draws attention to mixed messages about drugs.

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Publishers Weekly

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The author definitely has an educational mission here ("In some good public and private schools, up to 30 percent of high school students are on Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera, Concerta, or some variation thereof") and plotting can be heavy (near the end, Thyme discovers that her dad hides OxyConti...

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Teen Reads

With her meticulously detailed database, organizing which students she thinks need what drugs and the drugs they may already have access to, Thyme quickly becomes the "go to" person for drugs.

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Common Sense Media

Narrator Thyme not only details her own addiction, but also documents the drugs' prevalence by including bits of drug talk heard in the halls of her high school and by weaving drug facts into her story.

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