By Natasha Friend
Lush, by Natasha Friend
The book, Lush, is a realistic fiction book written by Natasha Friend. For Samantha, a 13 year-old, it's hard living in her own house with a mother who is obsessed with yoga, a father who can not stop drinking, and a gym teacher that hates her for no reson. She needs someone to talk to. She decides to pick a highschool girl in the library, She sends her notes of advice, a weird, mysterious friendship forms. But who is A.J.K? They then meet up and Sam is really surprised and embarrassed that it is the library helper. They go out somewhere. Where do they go? They go to a place where addicts are. She saw her dad. It was the first time they talked after her father had smashed a beer bottle on Sam's little brother's head. Sam misses him. She also has the attention of an older boy, Drew. She then realizes that Drew is attracted to her. While her life at home is such a mess, Sam wants more than anything for Drew to like her, even if it means going to a party and drinking. Suddenly, Sam finds herself acting like her father.
Lush, written by Natash Friend
This is the cover of the book Lush.
Her father is addicted to beer. He has them hidden all around the house, including behind the bathroom, in his closet, and in the garage.
Meanwhile Sam is having a rough life, her mother thinks that the answer is...BREATHING. Sam's mom brings Sam to her yoga classes but she refuses to go because they are boring and weird.