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Clean

Written by Juno Dawson

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Clean Review

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 13+ readers Featured Books for Young Adults Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) Romance / Relationship Stories

The most addictive novel you'll read this year

Strong content, written with wit, a compelling read with authentic characters.

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Clean Synopsis

When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she's hit rock bottom. She's wrong. Because rock bottom is when she's forced into an exclusive rehab facility. From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady. As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all ...

It's a dirty business getting clean. Addiction, redemption, love and despair. Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted, and it will have you hooked from the very first page. 

Clean Press Reviews

'I loved it' Marian Keyes

'One to just enjoy' Stylist

'An emotional freight train of a novel' Heat

'As bold and gritty as it is fabulously glossy and readable' Observer

Cat Marnell's How To Murder Your Life meets Gossip Girl - COSMOPOLITAN

Hard-hitting and unapologetic, this is a story that bravely depicts the lows of addiction and the journey to recovery - The Sun

Harsh yet compelling, it's written with great flair - Financial Times

It's charming and gritty with intelligently written, nuanced characters and dialogue. - The Irish Times

An engrossing read - Stellar Magazine

Glamorous without glamorising addiction, and informative without getting preachy, this is a highly readable account of escaping from a self-destructive spiral - The Irish Times

bold and incisive with razor-sharp writing ... it's one of the few YA books brave enough to tackle addiction head-on - The Bookseller

Sharp, gripping and tender, Clean is the story of how a small group of damaged people, by being there for each other, find a way to help themselves...Juno Dawson shows herself to be a judicious, bold storyteller with an instinctive feel for emotional authenticity - and Clean is her best novel yet. - Attitude magazine

Gossip Girl goes to rehab... It's pacy, funny and in parts very touching... Lexi is great company. Sweary, cynical and quick with a comeback, she feels real... What feels spot-on are the group dynamics and fledgling friendships... I thoroughly enjoyed the flashbacks to Lexi's lavish life... for a rambunctious read about teen addiction, Clean hits the spot - i newspaper

A blingy gold cover draws the eye to Juno Dawson's Clean, the foul-mouthed, in-yer-face account of Lexi, a super-rich party girl gone off the rails, and her effortful journey towards kicking her heroin habit. Set in a plush rehab facility, Dawson's latest novel mingles pitch-perfect pop-culture references with the layers of lies and self-justification in which the addict's mind wreathes itself; it's compulsively readable, hilarious and filled with uncomfortable truths - Guardian

In the 20 years since Melvin Burgess's Junk, surprisingly few YA novels have dared tackle addiction. Juno Dawson's Clean changes that in spectacular style... As bold and gritty as it is fabulously glossy and readable, it's a provocative, important read -- Fiona Noble - The Observer

A pretty addictive read. If you buy it for a teen in your life, make sure you borrow it off them (or read it first) because it's bloody great - The Pool

Emotional freight train of a novel - Heat

Written with verve, wit and a mischievous love of language...it's one to just enjoy - Stylist

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ISBN: 9781786540362
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786540362
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Juno Dawson
Publisher: Quercus Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers, YA readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic , Romance / Relationship Stories

About Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of 12 books, including bestselling YA novels Clean, Meat Market and Wonderland and adult memoir The Gender Games. Juno has contributed to news stories concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education across the media including BBC Breakfast, BBC R4 Woman's Hour, The Guardian and ITV This Morning. She was part of the BBC's 'The Novels That Shaped Our World Festival', and was chosen by Val McDermid as one of the ten most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today. Until recently, Juno worked as a teacher, specialising ...

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