300 bottles of cough syrup, three psych ward stays, and a 1.5 GPA later, I was in rehab at age fifteen.
"Homocidal" is a memoir about a suicidal DXM addict's road to recovery, which began at age fifteen in a treatment center. The story is explained through first person narrative as well as original journal entries.
With its harrowingly-honest tone, vulgar and realistic dialogue, teenage angst, scandals, tragedies, unrequited loves, and heartfelt confessions, the memoir is an indelibly unprecedented story of love, addiction, and recovery.
"Homocidal" not only accurately portrays a unique case of teenage drug addiction, but through all of its pitfalls and triumphs, it touches the reader's heart and leaves him or her with the idea that there is hope for anyone, anywhere, at any time. Holden's memoir is a prime example of the saying "it's never too late [or early] to change."