In my opinion, "Death Spiral" was a five star book. It is unique, all in all. In the book it talks about teens and their exposure to drugs and death. You don't usually find these kind of things in books nowadays. People don't realize that there are bad and hurtful things out there. Drugs and death do exist; we just try to avoid paying attention to them. But sometimes we need to be open to these things and remember that there are teens who are exposed to this. I would like to say thank you to the author for opening my eyes and sharing with me a book that touches on these issues.