Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, a...
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Tweak" by Nic Sheff is a story about Nick after relapsing into the drug scene. Since nick was eleven years old he had been experiment with alcohol and marijuana. These experimentations eventually led to getting into ecstasy, heroin and meth by age of sixteen. Nick struggled with addiction for several years and could not hold down a job. He eventually moved to California and was kicked out by his parents. He still tried to go to twelve step meetings to try and aid in cutting back on using drugs. He has a girlfriend Lauren, but all she wants its to get high wtih Nic and make love at her house while her parents are gone. They keep getting the drugs week by week and its damaging them more than they know. Soon though as Nick runs out of money, and he and his friend Gack decide to try buying and selling heroin on the street for a profit. See how he travels through his tough life and if he can make it through to get clean once again.
Theme: The main theme of this story is learning how dangerous and addicting doing drugs can be. Once hooked on the drugs its near impossible getting off them. Nick grew up in Oregon with a loving family but always found his way to drugs and alcohol. Eventually his dad couldn’t live with him anymore so he kicked Nick out and Nick was forced to go to L.A. to try and find a job. Since he could never hold down a job nick went through all the money he had fast. Nick essentially explains how hard it is on drugs and the crazy things it can get you into. The best way to not live like Nick is to stay away from drugs.
Review: I thought that this book was very interesting to read and learn how hard it was for a struggling drug addict. I never realized how much effort a person had to put in to change their ways. This book is not against drugs but it definitely shows how drugs can destroy a life.