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Reading Level: 3-4 • Interest Level: 9-12

Little Pills

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Author: Melody Dodds
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp • Written in verse, Excerpt from similar verse book, Suggestions for further reading, About the Author, Hi-lo text
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8282-0 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-5383-8341-4 • $25.80 | $19.40
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8281-3 • $16.35 | $14.20
Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Navarro never asked to be anyone's hero. If you're a hero, your sister isn't supposed to hate you. And you're definitely not supposed to get hooked on Gramma's painkillers. Even so, Charlotte's sister's friend Mia looks at her like she's some sort of hero. As Charlotte starts taking pills more and more, she has to question how it could hurt herself and others, even Mia. Is it a harmless habit or a dangerous addiction?
“Dodds presents a genuine, complicated, and struggling teenage protagonist in Charlotte…An engrossing, lyrical debut with strong appeal for reluctant readers that confronts the realities of addiction through an absorbing first-person narrative.” —Kirkus

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About the Author:
Melody Dodds is a chemist and former substitute teacher. She currently volunteers at a local youth center as a mentor and tutor, and also writes novels and plays. Addiction can shatter the happiest, cleverest, most amazing people we know. Melody wrote this particular book for anyone who has become addicted, or loved someone who did.