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Tweak

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Brianna Shriner

on 28 October 2015

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Has written three books: Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamine, We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction, Schizo
Born in California
Has a mother and father, Stepfather, Stepmother, and two step siblings
Writter
Nic Sheff
Brief Summary
Starts off with Nic relapsing again
Steals with a kid who lives on the streets named Gack
Does various things to get money for drugs
Meets his old friend named Lauren and they start using again
They stay in Lauren's house for a month just using various drugs until her parents come home and force them into rehab
Both of them go and Nic is actually sober for a year
Turning Point
The book is split up into two parts: When Nic relapses and when he finally gets clean and then eventually relapsing again
He meets his sobriety coach named Spencer
In the second part he falls in love with a woman named Zelda
Much older and turn Nic to drugs once again
They waste all of their money on drugs and both of their parents want nothing to do with them
Nic gets really bad and finally he is checked into a detox center and then rehab in Arizona
Eventually, Nic is finally able to become sober and thinks that he has a chance
Settings
Nic Sheff
Tweak
Arizona
California
Would you Recommend this book?
Yes
"I have been throwing up all night. Sleeping and then jerking awake, dry-heaving into the plastic trash can."
"I'm not sure what happens at this point. I guess I kind of lose hold of reality for a little bit."
"My eyes are sunken in, my skin yellow and scaly-my sweat smelling like chemicals . My body is just bones at this point."
Work cited
"Nic Sheff." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
"Nic Sheff." Nic Sheff. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2015.
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