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Rx by Tracy Lynn

December 24, 2007

Title: Rx

Author: Tracy Lynn

Number of Pages: 272.

Rating: 5 out of 5. 

It was: awesome!
Amazing book. Prescription drugs nowadays are plenty widespread, and this book caught me because of its title and that it was rather small. Its about a girl named Thyme (yes, Thyme) Gilcrest who is always trying to fit in to the crowd with the good grades. She herself gets good grades, but not because it comes easy like the other kids but rather because she forces herself that even on Friday nights she studies. Thyme has it made up in her mind that she has to get into a prestigious college so she doesn’t disappoint her mom, dad, and specially herself. By a sheer instance she comes in contact with a bottle of Ritalin, a “study” drug, and ultimately sticks in her purse. 

Now she’s begun a whole new part of her life; she takes Ritalin to give her the extra boost in school work but soon needs a source for more Ritalin. This is how she becomes a drug dealer, dealing everything from pot, Ritalin, Xanax, and other drugs. She even makes a tin box for her stash. Friendships are tested when her stash goes missing. Thyme becomes infatuated with a boy who doesn’t seem to notice her, or does he? Soon, she’s invited to all the cool parties for all the jocks and populars. However, it’s just because of her drugs. She continues on because she is trying to help people. Thyme is trying to control one aspect of her life since she can’t control the others (acing the SATs, making her mom and dad happy by getting into a good college). This is one thing that makes her feel like she’s on top of everything. Soon she experiments with more than just Ritalin. She has horrible days, behavior like she’s insane, and in the end you’re very attached to the book. The ending is unpredictable, so don’t try to predict it.
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