We Can't Be Friends: A True Story Read Online Free - For the readers of GO ASK ALICE, TWEAK, and DEAR NOBODY, Etler details her turbulent readjustment to life at home and high school after spending sixteen months in Straight, Inc. Advertised as a rehab program for troubled teens, in reality, Straight subjected Cyndy and her fellow Straightlings to cultlike brainwashing and bizarre “treatment” methods. There was no privacy, no freedom, and no room for error. But when Cyndy is finally released, she discovers she’s living by an entirely different set of rules than her peers. What new extremes will she go to in order to fit in?
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September 19, 2017
Horrifically truthful, this book tells the true story of Cyndy Etler after her experience in a Rehab Center called Straight Inc.. After Cyndy’s release her life remains turbulent and the amount of times Cyndy mentioned she wished to return to the horror that was Straight left me sick inside.
December 18, 2017
We Can’t Be Friends
Straight Inc, is pissing me off. To tell someone they are a drug addict with no hope because they smoked 2 joints and drank a beer, to belittle a child on a daily basis, and encourage children to spit in each other's faces so they will confess to being a druggie, it not just br...
July 09, 2017
Drawing on her own experiences after graduating from a tough love rehab program, author Cyndy Etler describes what life was like for her as she tried to fit back into the high school social whirl. Because she had been programmed to believe that she was an addict, she had to avoid alcohol and drug...
October 10, 2017
"We Can't Be Friends" is the story of Cyndy, who ends up in Straight Inc. as a young teenager. Straight Inc. is billed as being a way to rehab kids so that they never do drugs or drink again but the program has a dark side. The program relies on some pretty harsh tactics and the reader is left qu...
October 08, 2017
Not gonna lie, I wasn't thrilled when I started reading this.
Now, that may just be because this is the companion book to The Dead Inside, which I actually have not read yet.
So Cyndy Etler just spent 16 months in Straight Inc., a tough love rehab center. (I don't know much about the center because...
August 12, 2017
Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was received through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Cyndy Etler got out of Straight Inc. a cult-like program masquerading a rehab. Cyndy thinks she is cured, but her troubles aren’t over. She enters her old school fr...
October 06, 2017
What do you do after you've been in a brainwashing program and you're released into the world again as a fifteen year old? "We Can't Be Friends" by Cyndy Etler addresses her experiences after "The Dead Inside" as she reintegrates with the general populace with Straight, Inc. still in her head.
November 01, 2017
This is a brave, raw and fascinating memoir. This is the kind of book that will be passed around from teen girl to teen girl and checked out of every school library. In every middle school and high school in the nineties, the same books were always checked out of the library or passed around from...
September 15, 2017
We Can't Be Friends
A True Story
by Cyndy Etler
Biographies & Memoirs , Teens & YA
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of We Can't Be Friends through Sourcebooks Fire and Netgalley:
We Can't Be Friends is the follow up to Cyndy Etler's Memoir...
October 26, 2017
A brave book. I received a free copy of this book, and did not know what to expect. It is a brutal and horrific memoir, and there are no doubt many trigger warnings attached to it. I have read through some of the reviews, and many talk about the horrific cult-like 'rehab' program. The takeaway fo...