Saturday, June 30, 2012
Narc by Crissa-Jean Chappell
"You're going to hate me forever when you learn my secret."
Seventeen-year-old stoner Aaron Foster was offered a choice: go to jail or turn undercover narc to find the dealer who's funneling drugs into Miami's Palm Hammock High School. But Aaron has never been good at getting close to people. He's human wallpaper, a stoner wastecase who's obsessed with video games and street magic.
With a cop from Narcotics breathing down his neck, Aaron gets himself invited to parties where the deals go down. To get close to the school's biggest players, Aaron lies to everyone--most of all, the cute but troubled Morgan Baskin. With the Everglades party on Halloween night--and a planned drug bust there--just days away, Aaron realizes that he's falling hard for Morgan . . . and trying to protect her could cost him everything.
** Source: Goodreads**
A riveting tale about a teens adventures being a narc for the Narcotics unit in Miami. Aaron must decide between being a narc, him being tried as an adult for possession/going to jail, or his little sister being charged with possession/going to jail. He decides to take what seems to be the lesser of the evils, and becomes a narc. Little does Aaron know, what being a narc involves. He is going from his normal days to having to be more outgoing and hanging out with a crowd that he normally doesn't. Along the way he meets Morgan, and starts falling for her. Now he has to figure out how to protect her, yet make the bust work.
**Personal message regarding narcing - nothing to do with this book**
While I understand the Narcotic unit wanting/needing narcs, there should be a line drawn. In the story Aaron, although a minor, is able to sign the paper to help out the Narcotic unit. The situations that the police put the informants in can be very dangerous. When the charges are petty (like in the story it was for some pot), why endanger someones life?
Rachel Hoffman, from what I have read/heard, was facing multiple drug charges (more than 200 grams of marijuana as well as ecstasy was found in her home during a drug bust), became a CI (confidential informant) to lessen/avoid what her charges would be, and was killed being a CI. This happened about 4 years ago.