If you read no other book this year, you must read this one. Told in first person, you'll see the downward spiral of Nicole, a promising young woman from a loving family as she falls into the abyss that are drugs.
You'll see her in your mind's eye, as clear as if she were your own sister. You'll put yourself in her parent's shoes and feel their heartbreak, and you'll cry--but you'll come out at the end somehow better off for having read it.
Don't let the subject matter scare you away, the writing is so fantastic that even as you're horrified, your eyes will be glued to each page.
Highly recommend this book.