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From the team that brought you the New York Times bestselling Dry comes a "gritty and unflinching" (Booklist) thriller that proves when gods play games, even love is a lie.The freeway is coming. It...
From the team that brought you the New York Times bestselling Dry comes a "gritty and unflinching" (Booklist) thriller that proves when gods play games, even love is a lie.The freeway is coming. It...
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  • From the team that brought you the New York Times bestselling Dry comes a "gritty and unflinching" (Booklist) thriller that proves when gods play games, even love is a lie.
    The freeway is coming.

    It will cut the neighborhood in two. Construction has already started, pushing toward this corridor of condemned houses and cracked concrete with the momentum of the inevitable. Yet there you are, in the fifth house on the left, fighting for your life.

    Ramey, I.

    The victim of the bet between two manufactured gods: the seductive and lethal Roxy (Oxycontin), who is at the top of her game, and the smart, high-achieving Addison (Adderall), who is tired of being the helpful one, and longs for a more dangerous, less wholesome image. The wager—a contest to see who can bring their mark to "the Party" first—is a race to the bottom of a rave that has raged since the beginning of time. And you are only human, dazzled by the lights and music. Drawn by what the drugs offer—tempted to take that step past helpful to harmful...and the troubled places that lie beyond.

    But there are two I. Rameys—Isaac, a soccer player thrown into Roxy's orbit by a bad fall and a bad doctor and Ivy, his older sister, whose increasing frustration with her untreated ADHD leads her to renew her acquaintance with Addy.

    Which one are you?

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  • Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty award-winning books for children, teens, and adults, including the Unwind dystology, the Skinjacker trilogy, Downsiders, and Challenger Deep, which won the National Book Award. Scythe, the first book in his latest series, Arc of a Scythe, is a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. Neal is the father of four, all of whom are talented writers and artists themselves. Visit Neal at StoryMan.com and Facebook.com/NealShusterman.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 11, 2021
    Through a high-concept thriller that looks into the opioid crisis, the previous father-son collaborators (Dry) follow two siblings at the center of a deadly wager between two drugs characterized as gods. Confident and alluring Adderall (Addi) and pompous but utilitarian Roxicodone (Roxy) each make a bet that they can get their victim to overdose before the other: blue-haired artist Ivy Ramey, 18, who is nearly failing senior year due to her untreated ADHD, and her charismatic, high-achieving younger brother, Isaac Ramey, a 17-year-old soccer player who dreams of being a propulsion engineer until an off-field injury changes everything. Though the reader knows that one sibling will end up in a body bag tagged “I. Ramey,” the question of who will succumb pulls readers along. Throughout, perspectives shift between Addi, Roxy, and the siblings, giving insight into the motivations of two teens trying to do the best they can with what they have. The Shustermans’ depiction of each sibling’s spiral into dependence and misuse of prescribed medications sheds a critical light on the ongoing drug epidemic, subverting stereotypes about substance abuse while exploring each drug’s potential to help and to hinder. Ages 14–up.

  • AudioFile Magazine Roxicodone and Adderall--the seductive Roxy and the comforting Addi--take on voices and personalities of their own when they make a bet to see which drug can get a troubled teen to the party with Dusty, Charlie, and Al (alcohol) first. Narrators Michael Crouch and Megan Tusing lead an ensemble cast in jumping from the points of view of the drugs to recounting the lives of a brother and sister in high school. Isaac heavily relies on painkillers after he's injured playing soccer, and Ivy looks for a little pick-me-up to help her study. Anthropomorphism may not be every listener's cup of tea, but here the driving pace and convincing details get the serious message across. B.P. � AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine

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