In Ballads of Suburbia it starts off with Kara coming back Oak Park after being gone for 4 years since she overdosed and almost died from heron, then it flashes back to when she started high school, before she started drugs. Through the whole book it goes through the process from someone not doing drugs to being addicted. It's not what I would call a light read. At all. I actually had to take breaks during reading it because of some of the things hitting home to me. But every page was worth it. It was simply amazing. After reading it I felt speechless. Even now after finishing it I can't think of words that could properly describe it besides WOW.