In Ecstasy

In Ecstasy

Book - 2009
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A best friend sinks into a quicksand of teenage addictions.

Sophie and Mia have been best friends for most of their 15 years. Sophie is popular, so when she suggests they try ecstasy Mia figures it can't hurt her own chances with the in crowd. Mia is elated when the drug lives up to its name and amazed when Lewis, the hottest guy in school, kisses her goodnight.

Soon Lewis is Mia's boyfriend, and she and Soph are running with his fast, rich friends, until Sophie is sexually assaulted by Lewis's drug-dealing buddy. Reluctant to say what happened, Sophie grows distant, leaving Mia to conclude she's jealous of her popular boyfriend. But to keep Lewis's attention, Mia grows increasingly dependent on the confidence that only E seems to give her. When things worsen, it is the girls' strained but solid friendship that finally helps bring Mia back from the brink.

Powerfully told from the alternating points of view of each girl, In Ecstasy is a brutally frank and utterly convincing portrait of the challenges facing contemporary teens.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781554511754
Branch Call Number: YA MCC
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 19 cm


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May 07, 2015

In Ecstasy is by far one of my favourite books ever. Two best friends, Sophia and Mia, have been best friends for basically all of there 15 years. They both decide to try ecstasy not knowing that it would change there life in ways that they could of never thought of for the good and bad. I've re-read this book over and over 3 times because that is just how could it is. It has a way of putting drama, comedy, romance and even a bit of adventure in it. This book has had so many plot twists that I couldn’t help but keep guessing. It was so outside the box with all the detail they put in it. A lot of my friends that have read this have found it just as amazing as I have. Sophia is the role of a very popular girl that gets invited to all the amazing parties and all has all these boys liking her. Where as Mia, even though she is Sophia's best friend, she is more of the low - key type of friend that doesn’t really get as much attention. Which I find is the type of friendship that a lot of people my age have. Making this book so relatable in a different way maybe intended. I wouldn’t suggest this book to people under maybe the age of 13 because it deals with a lot of different substance abuse and other mature content. But otherwise it is an amazing book that everyone should read.

buklover Jul 14, 2012

I am really glad that this book was written, I hope it will make teenagers think twice before getting involved in risky business. I felt bad for Mia but I was happy that Sophy was able to patch things up with Dominic! It teaches important values and it was very enjoyable.

Dec 17, 2010

This is an amazing book. It shows girls about what happens when using drugs and trying hard to fit in. It also shows that some guys can me big faggs (Lewis & Glenn) and some guys can be the most sweetest guy you've ever read about (Dominic).

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Feb 21, 2018

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