Beneath a Meth Moon
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (a division of Penguin)
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
Laurel lost her mother and grandmother to Hurricane Katrina. When she, her father, and her brother move away to a new town, she joins the cheerleading squad, gets a new best friend, and a boyfriend. Her boyfriend introduced her to meth and it's all downhill from there.
I really enjoyed this novel. Ultimately about survival, Beneath a Meth Moon takes the reader into the life of a meth addict, and it's not pretty. Meth affects Laurel is such a way that she no longer looks like herself and she doesn't feel like herself either. All she can think about it getting her next high. Beneath a Meth Moon was very eye opening to the word of meth addiction.
This was an extremely short novel, clocking in at under two hundred pages, and was a quick read as a result. I wish it had been fleshed out more. I would have liked more details about just about everything: Lauren's friendship with Kaylee, her school and family life; I even would have liked more details about the way meth was ruining her life.
Four stars - a great story, I just wish it was fleshed out more.