Tuesday, March 25, 2008

You Know Where to Find Me

Rachel Cohn is such a wonderful author. You Know Where to Find Me is an original, in-your-face, *special* piece of work.

In it, a chubby HS girl is struggling with her close cousin's suicide. She lives in Washington, D.C. and is full of civic alarm as well as teen angst. A recurring topic in the novel is of D.C. statehood as well as taxation without representation.

It's sort of a weird juxtaposition for me with all the government issues aside the drug abuse in the book. But somehow it works.

I will have a lasting memory of a particular scene in the book where a Dr. is explaining how exactly drug overdose victims usually die. They choke on their own vomit. They do not fall asleep into oblivion and experience no pain like so many believe. A sobering wake-up call for anyone experimenting with drugs and experiencing despair.

2 comments:

Jen Hubert said...

Morgan, when ya gonna update? I keep surfing over here everyday to check, and still, the same old post! What are you reading, lady??

Morgan said...

I know I've been so bad! I've got about 5 books I'm reading right now plus I've been REALLLLLLY sick. I'll update soon w/ After Tupac and D Foster! Promise.