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)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vicky Who Reads

    4 starsMindy McGinnis is one of the most versatile and consistently amazing writers I know of. All of her books are stunning and range from a little dark to SUPER DARK, all while being some of the bes...

  • Sana

    UGH, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COVER IS JUST :HEART EYES:Also, no idea how she does it but I love the subjects she tackles in her books from a cli-fi about water scarcity to a historical YA about lobotomi...

  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)

    This review originally appeared on Novel Ink.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Content warnings: a...

  • Sylvie

    4.25/5 starsThis was very intense and realistic story.review to come...