Review – Heroine by Mindy McGinnis


November 8, 2020 by ceresbooksworld

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis


Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books

Publication date : March 12th, 2019

Source : Hardcover

Rating : 5 hearts


An Amazon Best Book of the Month! A captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a visceral and necessary novel about addiction, family, friendship, and hope.

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate is the only place she’s ever felt comfortable, and the painkillers she’s been prescribed can help her get there.

The pills do more than take away pain; they make her feel good.

With a new circle of friends—fellow injured athletes, others with just time to kill—Mickey finds peaceful acceptance, and people with whom words come easily, even if it is just the pills loosening her tongue.

But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want, something that could send her spiraling out of control.


I liked Mickey’s story very much, we discover a young girl who had everything to succeed and who is going to sink into drugs. We see the other side of the coin, self-destruction, lies, denial.

Mickey is going to have new friends, with them she is going to feel herself, she is going to distance herself from the people who love her and she is going to feel extremely well.

All this unfortunately is just an illusion and the fall will be heavy. The realization that will follow will be tragic.

I liked this book and I strongly recommend it to you, it is very interesting to see the reaction of these young people, to see that despite everything parents can do, they don’t see everything.

Mindy McGinnis tells us a story about an important topic, pain medication addiction and the escalation of drugs. The pain of young athletes who lose everything and feel vulnerable.

Quick Word: A tragic story that will move you.


J’ai beaucoup aimé l’histoire de Mickey, on découvre une jeune fille qui avait tout pour réussir et qui va sombrer dans la drogue. On voit l’envers du décor, l’autodestruction, le mensonge, le déni.

Mickey va avoir de nouveaux amis, avec eux elle va se sentir elle-même, elle va s’éloigner des gens qui l’aiment et elle va surtout se sentir extrêmement bien.

Tout cela malheureusement n’est qu’une illusion et la chute sera lourde. La prise de conscience qui suivra sera tragique.

J’ai aimé ce livre et je vous le conseille vivement, c’est très intéressant de voir la réaction de ces jeunes, de voir que malgré tout ce que les parents peuvent faire, ils ne voient pas tout.

Mindy McGinnis nous livre ici une histoire traitant un sujet important, la dépendance aux anti-douleur et l’escalade dans les drogues. Le mal être des jeunes sportifs qui perdent tout et se sentent vulnérables.

En bref : Une histoire tragique qui vous bouleversera.

About the author

Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy.

While her settings may change, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.


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One thought on “Review – Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Great review! I’ve been wanting to pick this one up!


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