Excellent, Young Adult, high school, drug abuse, mental illness, behavior
Rachel, a straight-A's AP student, has always listened to her parents’ advice and followed the rules. When her aunt passes away from a drug overdose, Rachel's family takes in the aunt's daughter, Misty. Misty has many issues, including those with alcohol, drugs, sex, and behavior. Quickly, Misty's attitude begins to change Rachel’s. Misty moves from school to school until Rachel’s family decides to take her to a psychiatric facility where she can be evaluated. When Misty is released and able to go back to Rachel’s family, they are hopeful but realize that her behavior has not, in fact, changed.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Alternative: Controlled,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 69.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss8/69