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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen sibs fall under spell of drugs come to life.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Drug Point of View

Roxy is another great idea from Neal and Jarrod Shusterman. It not only is based inside of the opioid epidemic from the perspective of two teen siblings, it also covers the perspective of a wide variety of drugs. Roxy is one of the main characters and is an opioid. This book shows the personification of what drugs are trying to do to the users and the relationship between the two. Humanizing the drugs make what they do hit home.

Is It Any Good?

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"High-concept" thrillers are often rewarding, and this allegorical tale of love and addiction pulls off its narrative challenges with flair. The Shustermans are known for their intricate use of theme, and Roxy gives them plenty of room to explore drug use from a variety of angles. Ivy and Isaac are compelling characters, well rounded and believable, and so are Roxy and Addison, in their own ways. Roxy is something different, not for every reader but rewarding for those who want to be challenged,

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