Everything you need to understand or teach Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr.
Opioid, Indiana is a novel by Brian Allen Carr. The novel follows Riggle Quick, a 17-year-old orphan living in a small town in Indiana. Riggle guardian is his uncle Joe, a drug addict who is sometimes physically abusive. When Joe goes missing one day, Riggle decides to search for him. Along the way, he interacts with a variety of locals, forms new bonds, and learns lessons about adulthood. The novel explores themes of adulthood, pain, fulfillment, politics, and interpersonal connection.