Lush

Lush

Natasha Friend is a Judy Blume for today -- clearly evident in this remarkable new novel about a girl whose father is an alcoholic and how she and her family learn to deal with his condition.

It's hard to be a 13-year-old girl. But it's even harder when your father's a drunk. It adds an extra layer to everything -- your family's reactions to things, the people you're willing to bring home, the way you see yourself and the world. For Samantha, it's something that's been going on for so long that she's almost used to it. Only, you never get used to it. Especially when it starts to get worse...

Title:Lush
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780439853477
Format Type:

    Lush Reviews

  • Paul

    As part of my long-term banned book project, I'm reading a few of the young adult novels that have shown up on the ALA's Top Ten Banned and Challenged List. Natasha Friend's Lush made the list in 2010...

  • Stephanie Fitzgerald

    A good coming-of-age story. Sam, a teenage girl, is not only dealing with the ups and downs of eighth grade, she is also enduring her father’s alcoholism and her mother’s enablement of it. When Sa...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps

    4.5 STARS Natasha Friend once again has her finger on the pulse of young teens. Sam’s father has a drinking problem which she hides from her eighth grade friends at the behest of her family, not tha...

  • Sam Stinson

    Lush is a short realistic fiction about a overdramatic, drama-indulged eighth grade girl named Samantha (whose name was the only thing that brought me to read this monstrosity). Instead of going to he...

  • Moneybaby

    The title of this book is Lush by. Natasha Friend. I enjoyed reading this story. The setting of this story takes place at Sam’s house but some other events occur at the library and school. The main ...

  • Madison Narcross

    Lush by Natasha Friend Lush is a good book, not my all time favorite but I enjoyed it. This short read is about a girl in 8th grade, Samantha (Sam), who has a family situation unlike her friends. Her ...

  • Julia Hoover

    This book was very good. I enjoyed the story line and how it draws you back to continue reading. This book is about a 13 year old girl named Samantha, her father is an alcoholic and everything is just...

  • Madison Murray

    I absolutely loved this book. There was not one part that was boring, it made you want to keep reading it. I love how Sam is always on the run and checking on her her dad, how nice. I think that she s...

  • Alana

    I like this book a lot. I think it is writen very well and it kept me wanting to read and read....

  • Cassandra

    For kids who have parents who have alcoholic problems,should read this!!...