I do recommend this book to other AP Lang students. The book provides insight into the darkness of drug addiction, and is definitely an interesting read. Everyone wants to know what it is like to be a rock star, and one would know after reading this. SLASH allows someone to participate in incredibly illegal activities without actually doing so. I, personally, love this book; maybe because I am too an aspiring guitar player, but probably because I am also an avid Guns 'N Roses fan and listener.