Title: Sade On The Wall
Author: Kaylene Campbell
Genre: Young Adult
Save her friendship, or save her best friend...
Sade and Jackie have been best friends since they were little, but a dangerous habit may drive a rift between them forever. When Sade finds out that Jackie has been attending raves, she doesn’t think it’s a big deal—until she discovers that Jackie has an even bigger secret.
Sade soon finds herself lying to the people she loves most in order to cover for Jackie. Caught in Jackie’s web of self-destruction, she tries to do her best to honor the best friends code of secrecy. As things spin more and more out of control, though, Sade realizes there is only one thing she can do to save Jackie.
Sade on the Wall is a poignant, raw coming of age story filled with suspense, tough choices, and heartache. Delving deep into the world of teen drug addiction, it will strike a chord with both teen and adult readers.
This book was very different from what I normally read. It was a good read. This book is about coming of age. The first time you like a boy in that way, your first real fight with a best friend, peer pressure, being the talk of gossip of school and so much more. Sade's best friend Jackie has started going to raves and doing drugs. Sade doesn't want to believe it at first but then sees it first hand. Her friend doesn't want to hang out with her anymore. Jackie doesn't always show up at school, she doesn't want to have girl's night with Sade anymore. Sade has meet the first boy who makes her have butterflies in her stomach his name is Trent. But when Trent admits something to Sade it causes a bit of rift between the two of them. Trent is determined to not let it be the end of them and to try and explain to Sade about his admission and why he did it. I felt for Sade she is only 15 and seems to be dealing with such adult things. They live in a very small town and some of the kids feel this is the only thing to do in town. They want to grow up before their time. They don't want to be considered kids anymore. Sade leads a simple life and doesn't understand why her friend would want to take drugs and stay out all night. Jackie is hurting herself and Sade doesn't know how to help her. She feels like she isn't her friend anymore. I recommend this read to others it is definitely a YA book to me atleast. The book doesn't really give you closure at the end just kind of stops much like it would in real life. This is the first book I have read by Kaylene Campbell but look forward to reading other books by her in the future.
Kaylene Campbell believes in spreading the message of prevailing hope, even in the darkest times. She writes suspense novels for teen readers that focus on substance abuse and mental illness. Partially based on experiences from her own life, Sade on the Wall is her first novel. Kaylene started writing at a young age, but only recently began pursuing her dream of being a full-time author. Though she has traveled all over New England and the East Coast, Kaylene makes her home in Connecticut with her husband, the mixed media artist Michael Campbell.