|E-cigarettes : affecting lives (Affecting Lives: Drugs And Addiction)|
Author: Ford, Jeanne Marie
Introduces young readers to the dangers of e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of e-cigarette use and its negative impact on lives.
School Library Journal (04/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/01/2021 The Affecting Lives series (12 titles) uses sample scenarios to show young readers what can happen when people become dependent on controlled substances. Each book starts with a one-page introduction on what the substance looks like, what it’s made of, how it’s used, and typical physical and mental effects. Then brief chapters share the personal stories. E-Cigarettes relates how Lauren drops off the cheerleading squad and starts selling her clothes to support her smoking habit. These cautionary tales usually have happy endings, with characters on the other side of treatment programs and withdrawal symptoms. Back matter includes open-ended questions (“Why do you think people continue to use drugs even when it has a negative effect on them?”), a glossary, bibliography, and sources for additional information. The narratives flow smoothly, despite different authors, but the stock photos don’t always align with the text and don’t represent much diversity. Kids who dislike being preached to might appreciate this different approach, and parents, teachers, and counselors may find these stories effective ways of starting important conversations. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 04/01/2021 Gr 5–9—This series tells the stories of people with addictions and how they recover. These books are not focused on statistics or the science behind the drugs. Instead, they serve as examples for readers about how people start using drugs, become addicted, and find the help to quit. The people in the stories may resist treatment at first, but their desire to regain control of their lives leads them to therapy. These hi-lo books will serve as examples for younger teens about how addiction affects your life. This series is not intended for scientific, legal, or statistical information, but rather for social and emotional support for young teens who are exposed to drugs. VERDICT A solid purchase for teens who are considering drugs, already doing drugs, or looking for support to help a loved one with an addiction. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.