Opiate Jane (Paperback)
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“An honest yet heartbreaking portrayal of life with an addict … Teens will identify and empathize with the strong female character.” — School Library Journal
“Wow! This book captures your attention and your heart. An emotional roller coaster!” — Kilee Brookbank, award-winning author
Jane is a magnet. A magnet for addicts.
First, there was her mother, a constant disappointment whose penchant for drugs left Jane and her four-year-old sister, Lizzie, in foster care. Now, relocated with her fractured family to the Middle of Nowhere, Ohio, Jane is learning that the too-good-to-be-true boy she’s fallen for has a drug problem of his own.
Jane tries to make peace with Landon’s drug use, even though she knows she’ll never really be able to trust her boyfriend or let her guard down again. Is there anyone she can rely on, or is she doomed to be a loner, looking out for her little sister while keeping her feelings locked inside?
Opiate Jane is a moving portrait of a girl who simply wants to know that she means more to the people she loves than their addictions do.
A timely piece of fiction, Opiate Jane is rooted in the author’s own experiences with addicted loved ones.
About the Author
Jessica K. Baker drew upon her personal experiences with loved ones battling addiction as she wrote her first book, Opiate Jane. Jessica also spent five years working in the addiction field as a counseling assistant and a social work assistant. Jessica, who has a degree in human and social services, shares her life in Ohio with her teen-aged daughter, Annie.