Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment center and she doesn’t know why. She’s not a party hound like the others in her therapy group—but then again, she knows she can’t live without pills or booze.
Raised by an abusive father, a detached mother, and a loving aunt and uncle, Randall both loves and hates her life. She’s awkward and a misfit. Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices, and by the time she’s twenty-three years old, she’s a full-blown drug addict, well acquainted with the miraculous power chemicals have to cure just about any problem she could possibly have—and she’s in more trouble than she’s ever known was possible.
Review: This is a story of hope that will enlighten and encourage many readers who have had even the faintest brush with an undesirable upbringing, drugs or alcohol addiction.
What I liked about this work the most is Randall’s approach to telling her story; it’s honest, sincere and gives the reader a true sense of how oblivious a child is to the real dangers presented by a dysfunctional family where access to alcohol and addictive prescriptions is wide open in a very aggressive environment the soul begs to escape.
Yet, this is not a story of blame, hate, self-pity, or anything of the sort. It is rather one where the narrator comes to the self-realisation of the mess her life has become and the hope that such realisation can bring.
The writing style is very clear, witty, and comfortable… more down-to-earth which makes it very enjoyable and easy to read. The work is very well written. Though a bit slow to start, the pace is steady, and the story concludes beautifully.