Heroine by Mindy McGinnis audiobook

Heroine

By Mindy McGinnis
Read by Brittany Pressley

8.55 Hours 03/12/2019 Unabridged
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope. When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there. The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

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Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope.

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there.

The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good.

With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue.

But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Compassionate, compelling, and terrifying…A cautionary tale that exposes the danger of prescription medications by humanizing one victim of America’s current epidemic.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“McGinnis creates fully dimensional characters. Even the drug dealers have complex and interesting back stories. There’s also no romanticized happy ending, just the realistic portrayal of how easy it is to develop an opiate addiction and the very real consequences of addiction. A timely and important message for teens everywhere.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Mindy McGinnis

Author Bio: Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis an Edgar Award-winning author and an assistant young-adult librarian. She graduated magna cum laude from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, with a BA in English literature and religion.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English