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looking for the name and author of a book I read years ago

I'm looking for the name of book and author- book is the story told by a boy of his life with his mother who keeps him from his foster parents telling him that they dont love or care about him. she is awful to him as she lives here and there with differnt men, abusing him, doing drugs, and eventually tries to posin him which he survies by passing out in a resturant where people call for help... There is also a movie about this which i also cant remember the name of. I want to say the cover of the book is the image of the back of a pair of blue jeans with a small red heart on it..the author of this book also has another book that is about a 14 year old boy or very young boy who is addicted to herion and prostitutes himself to support this habbit. These books are not based on true stories however there was some speculation about whether or not the auther was writing about his own life expericenes.
asked Feb 6, 2014 in Name That Book by smills (3 points)