Reviews and Blog Posts: suicide

Love letters to the dead : a novel

by Ava Dellaira

Reviewer Rating:
5

A must read if you liked Perks of Being a Wallflower. The emotions are pretty raw. In the beginning, you think that Laurel is just grieving the death of her sister, May, but as Laurel processes her loss she learns she can't hide all the things she was hiding from herself....

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novel

by Matthew Quick

Reviewer Rating:
4

This is a very sad day in the life of Leonard Peacock, unfortunately it also happens to be his 18th birthday. This is the day Lenard chooses to be his last day and that of his enemy and former friend Asher. Leonard goes to school armed with his grandfathers P-38...

Find me

by Romily Bernard

Reviewer Rating:
3

Find me. These are the words on Tessa's diary the day it shows up on Wick Tate's doorstep. By the time Wick sees it, Tessa is already dead.

Impulse

by Ellen Hopkins

Reviewer Rating:
3

This novel in verse follows three teens--Conner, Tony, and Vanessa--as they meet and go through treatment after attempting suicide. Each is in residential facility Aspen Springs for different reasons, and they connect in different ways. As the poems, told from each of their voices, reveal their backgrounds and thoughts, you...

Forgive me, Leonard Peacock : a novel

by Matthew Quick

Reviewer Rating:
4

Nothing spreads sunshine and roses like a teen murder/suicide novel. From Matthew Quick, the author or Silver Linings Playbook and Sorta Like a Rockstar, comes the story of Leonard Peacock, a jaded, sarcastic 18 year old who has decidedly unhappy plans for his birthday. He is going to kill Asher...

The virgin suicides

Reviewer Rating:
4

I knew of Jeffery Euginedes from reading his Pultizer Prize winning novel, Middlesex. But what I didn't know was his first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was optioned for a film and directed by Sophia Coppela. What a collaboration! The story unfolds via flashbacks with voice over narration by one of the boys...

Butter

by Erin Jade Lange

Reviewer Rating:
4

Butter is so obese that he doesn't even get teased at school any more--he is invisible. He has an online relationship with Anna, who has no idea who he really is, a few friends from FitFab, where he goes every summer, and his saxophone, which he turns to for comfort...

Change of course

by Joseph T Klempner

Reviewer Rating:
4

Adult brothers embark on an ambitious sailing adventure after learning about the younger brother's fatal diagnosis.

By the time you read this, I'll be dead

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

How long can you be bullied and survive? Daelyn has reached her limit. For as long as she can remember, she has been teased, bullied and abused, emotionally, verbally, physically. The adults in her life have contributed to this by participating in or ignoring it. Daelyn has tried to unsuccessfully...

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