Roxy (Paperback)
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Roxy (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 11/11/2021
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A chilling take on the opioid epidemic by the New York Times bestselling Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman.

Above our world is a toxic wonderland where the party has raged for centuries.

Humans know the partygoers simply as "narcotics", "opioids", "drugs". But here they are malevolent gods, toying with the fates of mortals. Roxy and Addison have made a wager to see who can be lethal the quickest.

Isaac and Ivy Ramey are their targets. Ivy is understimulated and overmedicated. Isaac is desperate to recover from a sports injury that jeopardizes his chance of a scholarship. This is the start of a race to the bottom that will determine life and death. One Ramey will land on their feet. The other will be lost to the Party.

The only question is... Which one?

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406392128
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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Featured in The Bookseller's November previews. * The Bookseller *
In my experience, a Shusterman book never disappoints and so it is again with Roxy. Drugs and addiction are the subjects of many young adult novels and this book breathes new life into a much-told story. Books like Roxy address the complacency that "it couldn't happen to me/my child," and for that reason alone is worth reading. It offers gentle advice on what to look out for and how to avert disaster and does all of this whilst telling an excellent and compelling story. * GeekDad *

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“YA high concept fantasy take on the opioid epidemic that sadly misfires”

Roxy is a goddess, the anthropomorphic personification of oxycodone. Highly addictive, she makes people prone to overdosing, which is when she takes them to the VIP room of the Party that all of the gods of addictive... More

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“Prescription drug addiction explored”

Roxy is a compelling read with an interesting approach to tackle the issue of drug use and addiction in young adults. By establishing the dichotomy between siblings Isaac and Ivy; the high achieving jock and the... More

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Stacey

“a fascinating and very different book. It is also a book that will make you stop and think.”

Roxy is a very unusual book in that it is mainly about four characters, Isaac and Ivy who are human teenage siblings, both of whom are taking medication for very different reasons. The other two characters are the... More

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