Monday, September 20, 2010

Must Monday: Suicide Notes

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Suicide Notes

Michael Thomas Ford


Release Date: September 2010 (It may be out already!)


I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts.

Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on—the crazies start to seem less crazy.

Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel from award-winning author Michael Thomas Ford that examines that fuzzy line between "normal" and the rest of us.


I was not a huge fan of Thirteen Reasons Why, but I am willing to try out another teen suicide book. I think the setting of this book makes it appeal to me. The fact that the story takes place in a hospital Psychiatric Ward adds for more drama. I cannot wait to take a deeper look into the lfie of Jeff see what he comes to terms with in his forty-five day stay in the Psych Ward.

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