Author(s): Juno Dawson
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.
'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
** With a stunning rose gold foil cover, Clean will look amazing on your bookshelf **
Clean is a powerful and refreshing novel about 17-year-old Lexi and her journey recovering from a drug addiction at a rehab facility for young people, set on a small island. The story is set part of the time on the island and part of the time in the glistening world of the rich, upper class in London.
Lexi’s character feels very real. She has a clear, strong voice, filling the pages with swear words and truthful observations. It is because of Lexi’s character that this story feels so raw. It twists and pulls at you, opens itself up and shows you everything. And then it offers you hope, how to get a fresh start, to become clean.
“I listen to the birds singing and try to take in the forest. A babbling stream runs through it, and I follow it as closely as I can so I don’t get lost...
Well, isn’t this wholesome PG-rated fun. I realise I have time. I’m not going anywhere fast, so I might as well relax. I feel my shoulders unclench with an almost-audible snap....
Gulls swoop and soar, and gentle waves fizz onto the sand. Out here, exposed, it’s even gustier, and I feel like I’m truly being detoxed – rinsed out. I’m two kale smoothies, an avocado and a bit of yoga away from being very ‘lifestyle blog’ right now.”
Recommended for ages 16+. Includes drug use, overdosing, death, sex, addictions, toxic relationships and mental illness.
Juno Dawson - formerly known as James - grew up in West Yorkshire, writing imaginary episodes of Doctor Who. She later turned her talent to journalism, interviewing bands before writing for a Brighton newspaper. Until recently, Juno worked as a teacher, specialising in PSHCE. She is most proud of her work surrounding anti-bullying and family diversity. In 2014 she became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL. In 2015, Juno announced her intention to undergo gender transition and live as a woman. Visit Juno's website at www.junodawson.com