Monday, June 11, 2012

The Blue Pill? or the Red Pill?

What if you could change something fundamental about yourself with one little pill? People take medication for anxiety, for ADHD, for allergies, and that's just the A's. These are all pharmaceuticals that make your life easier to live. Well, what if there was a drug that could turn you straight?

In Love Drugged, by James Klise, there is. Fifteen-year-old Jamie has been trying to think himself straight, without success. Then he meets Celia. She's cool and funny and smart and beautiful, and he genuinely likes her . . . just not in that way. But he feels like he should, so when he discovers that her scientist father is developing a drug called Rehomoline, he thinks it's the answer to all his problems.

But can any pill, no matter how advanced, change something so fundamental? And even if it can, is Jamie going to like the person he becomes after taking the pill?

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