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Drunk sincerity : a young adult novel Freilich, Molly Alyssa


In many young adult novels, teens are portrayed as whiny eye-rollers who seem incapable of taking control of the situations in which they find themselves. In Drunk Sincerity, this is not the case for 15-year-old protagonist Alyssa. Set in Los Angeles, the novel chronicles Alyssa's journey into sobriety, where her sometimes painful, sometimes funny coming of age tale begins. This work is influenced by young adult texts like Rule of the Bone by Russell Banks and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, as well as Frielich's own journals from childhood.

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