What the Varchar?
This is a Mom's Choice Award Winning Book.
What do you do when a parent, a grandparent, your brother, cousins and an uncle are doing drugs? You are also expected to do drugs, right? Fifteen-year-old Savanna Peterson went beyond the expectations of others and took a stand against drugs, even when her older brother had parties while her mother was at work, the cops were watching her house, and her dad spent most of her life in prison for drug-related crimes. Drugs Make You Un-Smarter is written by a high school student and her grandmother. The book includes stories of people who have abused drugs and interviews with actors and professionals. Learn facts about drugs and hear about goal-oriented kids who, like Savanna, have made a choice to remain drug-free.
A great book with such an important message! We hear stories all the time of the horrible things kids have to endure in their childhood when drugs and negligent parents are involved. The majority of these kids do end up the same as their parents but you rarely heard stories of those that don't. That is what I thought was great about this book. Hearing that Savanna choose not to live her life anything like what she grew up knowing to be the norm makes her so much braver and wiser than the adults who she calls parents. Being only 15 years old she has decided to be true role model for her fellow peers who honestly need better role models than what they see on TV and hear on the radio. Any parent who has teenagers could also take some lessons from this book. Will really give you a great insight on what goes on in your teenagers head when you are trying to get them to "talk to you". Overall a must read for all teenagers and parents!
About the author's:
Savanna Peterson, nicknamed Bab Sav because she is less than five feet tall, is a tenth grader from Utah. Her favorite thing to do is ghost hunting with her friends. Her favorite band is Sleeping Giant. Her favorite movies are The Sandlot and Stand by Me. Savanna's favorite food is chicken taco salad. Savanna says, "I try to have as much fun as I possibly can and that doesn't include drugs or drinking. You have more fun when you can remember your memories. I like to remember what I did the night before."
Jill Ammon Vanderwood is Savanna's grandmother and the author of four children's books. She is the winner of the 2008 Writer of the Year Award from the League of Utah Writers. Her book, What's It Like, Living Green? Kids Teaching Kids, by the Way They Live is the winner of three national book awards. Jill has witnessed first hand how drugs affect a family through marriage to an alcoholic and the addiction of several family members.
You can purchase your own copy of Drugs Make You Un-Smarter on AMAZON for $14.99, KINDLE for $4.99, and BARNES AND NOBLE for $18.99. To find our more information about Savanna and Jill, visit their webpage HERE.
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**I received a copy of this book for my review. However, these opinions and thoughts are my own.