Heroine

Heroine

An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope.

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there.

The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good.

With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue.

But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.

Title:Heroine
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062847195

    Heroine Reviews

  • Emily May

    I am not a wasted person. I am not prowling the streets. I am not an addict. I am a girl spinning her locker combination. I am a girl who got a B on her math test. I am a girl who has two holes on th...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This book was heavy, but SO good. Wow.TW: extremely realistic & descriptive drug use (anyone recovering from addiction should proceed with caution)...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)

    4/14/19 - Upped my rating to 5 stars (from 4) because of how much this has stuck with me in the months since I read it. It's completely informed my perception of addiction portrayal in everything I've...

  • Kai

    "When I wake up, all my friends are dead."This book is pain. You know what you're in for right from the start, the prologue makes sure of that. It all starts with pain medication after an accident. Fr...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Four addicted, compelling, tragic stars! Mindy McGinnis is one of the most amazing writers and storyteller, grabs your heart, steals a huge Parton it by creating her realistic, flawed, natural charact...

  • *TANYA*

    Whoa, this book was intense!!! I wasn’t feeling this book at first, I was ready to give up on it. But it grew on me, it’s addictive, no pun intended. How quickly things got out of hand, the desper...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    hey Mindy thanks for saving my life...

  • Noa ?

    tw: addiction, substance abuse (heroine, oxy). Heroine is REALLY GRAPHIC and I urge you NOT TO READ THIS if you’re not in a good place.(ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review)I ho...

  • Madison (life uh finds a way)

    Wow wow wow. If you're in a good and healthy mental state please read this book. It's so eye opening and heart breaking....

  • Sylvie

    4 out of 5 Stars!This review may contain spoilers:I ususally don't go for stories like this, because of the dark subjects that are being dealt in the stories can be too heavy for me sometimes, but for...