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teen suicide | teen suicide

nina-lacour's picture
Jul.13.2009
An arresting story about starting over after a friend’s suicide, from a breakthrough new voice in YA fiction... dear caitlin, there are so many things that i want so badly to tell you but i just can’t. Devastating, hopeful, hopeless, playful . . . in words and illustrations, Ingrid left behind a...
michael-thomas-ford's picture
May.29.2009
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Teens in a psych ward populate a novel that overcomes a predictable beginning to make a powerful emotional impact. Regaining consciousness after an aborted suicide attempt, the 15-year-old narrator thinks his parents have "overreacted" by placing him in a 45-...
joan-f-kaywell's picture
Jul.30.2008
To millions of kids, the books they read are more than entertainment—they are mirrors to hold up to their own lives. And the creators of those books are more than just writers—they are mentors, confidants, friends, sometimes the only ones who understand. There is often an unspoken, unseen bond...