Waiting on Wednesday with Placebo Junkies

Going Bovine meets Trainspotting in this gritty portrait of at-risk teens gaming the prescription drug trial system.

Meet Audie: Professional lab rat. Guinea pig. Serial human test subject. For Audie and her friends, “volunteering” for pharmaceutical drug trials means a quick fix and easy cash.
Sure, there’s the occasional nasty side effect, but Audie’s got things under control. If Monday’s pill causes a rash, Tuesday’s ointment usually clears it right up. Wednesday’s injection soothes the sting from Tuesday’s “cure,” and Thursday’s procedure makes her forget all about Wednesday’s headache. By the time Friday rolls around, there’s plenty of cash in hand and perhaps even a slot in a government-funded psilocybin study, because WEEKEND!

But the best fix of all is her boyfriend, Dylan, whose terminal illness just makes them even more compatible. He’s turning eighteen soon, so Audie is saving up to make it an unforgettable birthday. That means more drug trials than ever before, but Dylan is worth it.
No pain, no gain, Audie tells herself as the pills wear away at her body and mind. No pain, no gain, she repeats as her grip on reality starts to slide….

Raw and irreverent, Placebo Junkies will captivate readers until the very end, when author J. C. Carleson leans in for a final twist of the knife.


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  1. I work at a University Medical Center that does a ton of research, so the concept of this book is amusing to me. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. This one sounds so good; I can't wait to read it! Great pick!

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  3. Wow, I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds REALLY intriguing. I like the concept a lot. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! It's not normally the type of book I would just pick up, or even look at the description, but I'm glad you brought it to my attention. I think I need to read this book now!

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  5. I've not heard of this one before, Missie! I don't think I've ever read a book like this o.O I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  6. Can’t wait for this one either! I hadn’t seen the cover until now–and it’s amazing :D It sounds so original too. Great WoW pick!

  7. This sounds good. Love the cover. It goes perfectly with what the book is about.

  8. I think I have this on my TBR. Love the sound of it, hope you get it!

  9. Wow this has me totally intrigued! I'll definitely check it out when it releases :D

  10. Huh...this sounds crazy and interesting. I might have to check this one out!
    Rosie @ Rosie Reads


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