Friday, January 09, 2009

Drugs Explained (book review)

Drugs Explained, by Pierre Mezinski, is a nonfiction book written especially for preteens and teens about the harmful effects of drugs. Mezinski has written a very kid-friendly yet informative book on the dangers of drugs, both ones we see every day like tobacco and alcohol, and illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin, and ecstacy. I thought it was a very useful, interesting book--easy to read, engaging, and filled with facts. It also had a little fictional story in it, called Emily's journal, about a girl and her encounters with peer pressure and drugs. I can imagine how many kids could relate to Emily, and this makes the book even more inviting.

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

This book is for the Dewey Decimal Challenge. (362.29)