This book was fine. In the Well, that was horrifying. I think I may pass on this one or see if I can find it at the library. I had a hard time following this story. I don’t want to add anything more and risk taking away your own journey in reading this; perhaps a more spoiler-y review close to the release date. Bluescreen by Dan Wells.

Audi knows she can’t keep doing this to her body forever, but she needs just enough to get her boyfriend, a cancer patient, a dream vacation. Return to Book Page. She cared about him so much and would do absolutely anything to keep him happy. This is one of those books that necessitates multiple readings to make sense of what just happened. But there is also much to dislike about Audie, and readers will find it difficult to know who to trust or even how much of Audie’s own story is true, especially when they realize that what they thought about her is not so. It really makes you stop and think…how far would you go to do something special for the person you love? I would like to thank Penguin Random House for mailing me a copy of this book for review.

I would even suggest book groups give it a try as the issues on display here would give hours of discussion. Please update cover 5 45 Apr 03, Well, Audie is trying to hurry, because Dylan is actually a cancer patient that she met during drug trials — he was there waiting to undergo hunkies on a drug to see if it would help with his cancer. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Audie will do whatever synopsi takes to make more money and fast.

Placebo Junkies

Third, even though the characters and plot are nothing grand, it was executed well. I think that should have been left out. View all 5 comments. I got wrapped up in this original story, and the amusing cast of characters who make up the book were fun to read about and get attached to.


I think the story itself was an interesting one. Because people are ugly. Check, check, and check! I got a book that although was filled with those lighthearted moments, was so much more involved and darker than I imagined. Check out this and other reviews on my young adult book blog, Here’s to Happy Endings! I appreciated the work that the author put into researching the topic and think that it would be a great piece of non-fiction.

Upper high school to “new adult” audience. Misty Wildflowers 1 by V. Trying with all that is in you, to see the hidden image that you know is there.

I mean we have all heard the commercials listing millions of horrific symptoms so I didn’t really need to hear the campaign against pharmaceutical companies. Overall, I did not like Placebo Junkies.

Review: Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson – Adventures in Reading

I have to say I definitely think this book is worth the read. No pain, no gain, Audie tells herself as the pills wear away at her body and mind. I’m drawn to all things dark and really things don’t get much darker than this.

Did I get my answers? It surprised me, and I loved it even though the confusion kind of frustrated me for a bit, I got over it pretty quickly. Although not my cup of tea due to junkkies lack of depth in the characters, the author did peak my interest in pharmaceutical drug trials. Synopsis Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system. The intricacies of life as a lab rat was terrifying although the money for clinical trials is gooood, as a side note.


I really felt for Audie snyopsis what she wanted to do for Dylan. Are those funny new antidepressant pills giving you night terrors? It was all over the place at times, giving me details that felt unnecessary and boring. I’m trying my best not to include spoilers here, but it’s difficult. I could plainly feel how much she loves Dylan and worries about his health. Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system.

That sounds like the perfect guy, right? During the beginning, I was kind of into it.

I would like to thank Penguin Random House for mailing me a copy of this book for review. It was interesting to read your review, my friend said something similar after reading Placebo Junkies and I was confused on her view point.

Even when the final twist comes and the reader finds out the truth about many things plaacebo still can’t help but feel at awe. Dec 12, Jacinta rated it really liked it Shelves: I bet this one was very interesting! If you read it, don’t question what’s going on because all of your questions will be answered in the end. They sign up for any and every medical study they can find, filling their days with waiting rooms, blood draws, and urine samples.

However, despite the negative beginning, the book picked synopsiis a little when Audie was trying to save money for her and her boyfriend Dylan to go away.

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