Thursday, March 28, 2013



Hooked by Chloe Shantz-Hilkes

My Rating:  3 out of 5 stars

Like many kids in the world today, I was one of them that grew up with an addict and with addicts surrounding me. This is why the book caught my attention and I had to see what it was all about.

This book is complied with 10 essays written by people who grew up with parents, siblings, and family members being addicted to drugs, alcohol, pills, gambling, etc. It documents how they felt growing up with these people and how they had to care for themselves and younger siblings.

To me the book felt very choppy and I could not tell who the attended audience was supposed to be, young adult or adult. There was very little emotion contained in the writing.

I feel the best thing about these essays is how true they how and how people can relate so well with them. It shows that they are not alone and many people actually do go through the same thing.

I do feel that middle school/high school should have this book on there shelf in the library for education purposes.

*A copy of this book was provided through the publisher on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *