eBook Rx ePub

by Tracy Lynn

eBook Rx ePub
Author: Tracy Lynn
Language: English
ISBN: 1416911553
ISBN13: 978-1416911555
Publisher: Simon Pulse (January 1, 2006)
Pages: 262
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Young Teens
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 556
Formats: lit rtf azw docx
ePub file: 1715 kb
Fb2 file: 1947 kb

Tracy Lynn is a pseudonym. Liz Braswell is a real person. After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Liz earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University and then promptly spent the next ten years producing video games.

Tracy Lynn is a pseudonym. Finally she caved in to fate and wrote Snow, her first novel, followed by the Nine Lives of Chloe King series under her real name, because by then the assassins hunting her were all dead. Liz lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, and the occasional luna moth.

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Rx by Tracy Lynn was a very interesting book to m. I believe Tracy Lynn deals with this topic masterfully. She stresses the gravity of prescription drug addiction but also captures how its use has been normalized among students.

Rx by Tracy Lynn was a very interesting book to me. This book really opened my eyes to different kinds of drug abuse, not just the one's you hear about frequently (cocaine, marijuana, etc). I never thought of the perceived "good kids" or the "smart kids" being the ones to take any sort of drug. Rx is important because people need to realize that drug addiction is not limited to students with low GPAs or from low socioeconomic statuses.

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Thyme Gilchrest is an honors student. Thyme Gilchrest is on student council.

Thyme Gilchrest is an honors student. Thyme Gilchrest is popular. Thyme Gilchrest is on student council. Thyme Gilchrest is a drug dealer. Like piecing together a logic puzzle, Thyme has organized a complex trading system that enables her to obtain the meds her friends need. They all come to her to diagnose their problems and provide the "cure" -- be it Prozac, Ritalin, Vicodin...She's therapist, doctor, and pharmacist all in one. She helps people. And that makes her feel a little more in control -- a little more capable of dealing with her own frantic high school life. Because Thyme Gilchrest is nothing if not good at dealing.
This is an excellent, fast page read. From one page to the next, one cannot wait to read more and more; finish a chapter; okay two; okay three; okay more! I am NOT even in high school anymore (oh, the misery of it all) but it is completely interesting to see how life has changed, yet at the same time is similar to when I was in high school. While usually it was only the boys on such drugs for ADD, and they definitely were not selling it, whether or not they were taking it--and is it honestly true people/ kids now adays sell anti-depressants? I found that intriguing...

Anyway, a book, about a girl--striving to be the best; not perfect. Just "up there" enough (academically speaking) to be in "the twenty" (the "in crowd") and make it through the horrors of Senior year, with all of its AP courses, tests, exams, studying, applications to be filled out for getting into colleges, worries of getting into the best Ivy League school around, not to mention all of the "extra curric's." Of course a girl would be under pressure to turn to something like a "study drug."

But, perhaps it is more than that. Perhaps after awhile life just seems so routine, so monotonous... so... BORING... a pill traded here or there won't hurt anyone. Technically the girl is NOT a drug DEALER; I mean, really? Come on, she doesn't do it for the money, she does it to keep her own supply steady. Just getting and giving prescriptions to/for those who truly need them, but have hypocritical parents who won't allow "their kid" to see a "shrink"--OH NO.

Boredom... Drugs... Love... Torn between the latter as she aims at her goal of getting into a good school as she defines it;

"Thyme Gilcrest is an honors student."
"Thyme Gilcrest is popular."
"Thyme Gilcrest is on student council."
"Thyme Gilcrest is a drug dealer..."

A must read for the 'bored' and those addicts who have risen up to overcome their addiction (kudos to YOU!!!) and are sick of reading whiny memoirs. This is a quicky for a weekend. A 'bump.' =)
I personally think this book is amazing but that's because I am interested in these kinds of themes.
1. It was not just about drugs or addiction, or that teenagers or adults use for fun or because they are bored.
Usually we really have deeper reasons- this book showed some of them!
2. You don't need cocaine or ecstasy to get high...there are cheaper ways and more possible ways.
Why should I buy stuff I don't know where to get if I can take some from my mom's bag?
3. It has its warnings. That this all is not fun and games... You have decision, a choice you can always choose.
4. In the end it gave me even a hope that things can work out...

Why I give just 4 stars if this book was so fantastic? Well, I don't have answer to this. Even thou I loved this book...there was something missing.
good book
I am a 40 yr old master's in school counseling student. I am very naive about drug use with teens. This book is eye opening about what is occurring with our youth being addicted to prescription meds. Parents, keep your prescription meds out of the reach of your kids. Frightening.
Awesome book with a great look at what goes on in high schools around the world.
I love this book! I loved it so much that I bought a new one after a friend borrowed it and never returned it.
I wish more had happened in this book. The idea if an honors student girl becoming a drug dealer was exciting, but left me wanting more action after reading.
I started reading Tracy Lynn’s young adult novel, Rx” because I wanted to gain a deeper understanding into the world of drug addiction. I wanted to see more of how people become addicted to drugs and why they start taking drugs to begin with. Needless to say, I was not disappointed in this novel.

Rx is a young adult novel told in first-person by a high-school senior, Thyme. At first glance the only thing that seemed unusual about Thyme was her name which she explained herself in the novel. Thyme was just your typical high-school senior fighting for a high GPA, participating in various extra-curricular activities to boost her transcript, and fretting about college applications.

One of Thyme’s biggest problems in life was her inability to focus. She worried about her GPA and the fact that although she is one of the “twenties”, (a name she uses to refer to the top 20 students in her graduating class),she was only in the bottom percentage of that 20. She studied endlessly taking Kaplan prep courses, working on SAT study guides,and preparing for her AP class tests. However, she believed that if she could only focus more she would be able to study harder and therefore improve her GPA and increase her chances of getting into a good school.

One day, while eating breakfast with her family, Thyme announced her desire to see a doctor — a special kind of doctor. She believed that she had ADD and would like to be treated for it through the use of prescription medication — namely Ritalin. However, her parents dismissed her and told her that she did not have any mental, emotional, or behavior treatments. Thyme was then left to solve her problems on her own.

While Thyme may not have been at the top of the list for the Twenties — she was no dummy. Thyme was actually quite intelligent especially when it comes to the world of prescription medication. This proved to be both a positive and a negative thing. She knew that Ritalin was exactly what she needed to treat her ADD and to make her more focused.

Obtaining Ritalin proved to be much easier than Thyme ever anticipated. She was able to get it relatively easy from a friend whom was prescribed it but refused to take it. She quickly snatched the bottle and began taking it regularly. She was impressed by how well it seemed to treat her ADD. Studying was no longer a problem. Her grades improved. She had more energy. Sounds great, right? WRONG.

Thyme grew more and more dependant on it. She HAD to have it. And when she didn’t have it, she went through severe withdrawal. Reading about Thyme’s withdrawal from Ritalin was like reading of a heroin addict’s withdrawal from well,heroin. People always assume that prescription medication is safe because it is FDA approved. But there is definitely such thing as too much of a good thing, especially when you are your own doctor.

Since Thyme was never actually prescribed Ritalin and was not going to a doctor to actually be treated for her condition, she had to take matters into her own hands when it came to obtaining Ritalin. The stolen bottle of pills only lasted for a limited time, and as she seen through her terrible withdrawal, she needed more. Desperately. Her body was now completely dependant on it.

Thyme had to take some risks and sometimes drastic measures to get more Ritalin. This resulted in stealing it from those she knew had or may have had it, and eventually, becoming an all-out drug dealer with lists of who could get her Ritalin, how much it would cost, and if there was any medications she could trade for it.

Turns out Thyme wasn’t the only one without a doctor and in need of prescription medication.

There were many people in her town of Ashbury that were in the same boat as Thyme: self-diagnosing and in need of a prescription pill to provide a quick-fix for their problems. Thyme never had any problems finding people to trade with or sell to. In fact, sometimes she even began diagnosing and suggesting pills to people herself. She was becoming a well-known and professional dealer in Ashbury and it was ruining her life.

When one of Thyme’s clients committed suicide, it changed her. She felt guilty for providing her with pills which may have encouraged her to commit suicide. She vowed to stop dealing altogether. While she may have followed through on the dealing end of things, she never quite kicked her addiction to Ritalin. The novel concludes with Thyme away at college with just two Ritalin pills with her “just in case”. She tried to flush them down the toilet, but quickly tries to get them out of the water before it is too late. This just goes to show how easy it is to become addicted to prescription medication and how difficult it can be to quit.

What I liked the most about Rx was how real and raw it was. Thyme is very easy to relate to. The author does not try to paint her as being a bad person and you never want to call her a “druggie” and even “dealer” seems harsh. You sympathsize with her and at times almost find yourself supporting and agreeing with her use of Ritalin. She does not even seem like a bad person for dealing drugs — she sounds more like someone that is trying to help her peers and herself at the same time.

Lynn created a very real story with Rx that allows the reader to open their eyes a bit to see how serious prescription medication drug addiction is. The reader gains a sense of awareness of how easy it is to begin taking prescription medication and how difficult it is to quit. It makes you realize that drugs are a very deep problem with today’s youth and that goes for way more than just the stereotypical use of weed. We as a society should be on the lookout for prescription drug use in schools, and we should realize that it’s not just a problem with “stoners” but even with the well-rounded college-bound kids like Thyme.
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