Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Available At: Aspen Valley (HS), Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories: Cursing, Sexual

Description: A teenage girl becomes addicted to oxycontin and heroine after sustaining a sports injury.

YA Label?: No

Notes: This book contains drug abuse; alcohol use; profanity; and sexual commentary.

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 29: “…Can I rub your back? How about your vagina?”

Page 32: “‘All I’m saying is, at a dollar a milligram-‘ ‘Dollar a milligram?’ Carolina interrupts.”

Page 39: “It was supposed to come out light, like when I told her to suck my dick in Spanish. Instead the words sounded hard, all my pain going into them.”

Page 153: “The loser gets to go home and take an Oxy.”

Page 286: “I make a fist. I find a blue line. I break my skin. I puncture a vein. I pull blood up into the syringe, watch it dissipate for a moment, a part of my body outside of myself, diluted in heroin, drowning.”

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