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In Ecstasy

Written by Kate McCaffrey


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Mia and Sophie have been best friends forever — but that’s all about to change. Experimenting with alcohol, flirting with boys, and dabbling in drugs, their lives quickly spiral out of control.

There is little currently available for young readers — and their parents — that accurately reflects both the appeal and the consequences of drug use from a teenage perspective, making this an important and valuable novel.


‘The book every teenager will want to read – and every parent should read. A brutally frank look at the teenage sub-culture of drugs.’ Dr Bill Saunders

McCaffrey takes readers inside the life of the teen characters, showing why they make the decisions do... This is a gritty novel on an important subject.’ Aussie Reviews

‘Kate McCaffrey’s portrayal of the drug scene is terrifyingly accurate.’ YA Reads

‘There was also something about the way [McCaffrey] described things that made them so real, so real that I often felt like I was reading someones biography or their memoirs from their drug crazed days.’ Just Listen Book Reviews


Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature, Older Readers (Winner 2009)

ISBN 9781921361166 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Young Adult
Award Winning
Pages 272
Publication Year 2008
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    Kate McCaffrey

    Kate grew up in Perth's northern suburbs. She has a degree in English and Art and a diploma in Education. Read more