Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Mickey Catalan is looking forward to her senior softball season - and a chance to make a tournament run with her as the star catcher and her best friend, Carolina, throwing strikes to her, but a sudden car crash changes everything. With a few months until the season officially starts, Mickey is laid up in a hospital bed with 3 screws in her hip and a prognosis that it's unlikely she'll be ready. Mickey's drive to prove everyone wrong starts with her taking her prescribed Oxy so that she can endure grueling physical therapy sessions, but she soon realizes that the pills do more than dull the pain in her hip, they make her feel good. What ensues is Mickey's spiral into addiction and the impact it has on her, family, friendships, and the future.
McGinnis' story is raw and honest, and all too real for so many "Mickeys" in this world today.
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