As summer seems like a distant memory and a new school year begins, I was thinking about the books I read over the past couple of months. Two books stand out so strongly in my mind. They weren't beach reads, but they opened this mother of fours' eyes on the old saying that any child can make a bad choice. The story of Nic's fall into drug addiction - one told from a father's perspective and one from Nic himself - speaks volumes to parents of all teens - those involved in drugs or not. The books are wonderfully written and touched my soul. As one reader said, "a testimonial to the parent/child bond." I, personally, think they are must reads for every parent. Beautiful Boy: a father's journey through his son's meth addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff.