Suicide Notes Paperback – 7 Sep 2010
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"Make(s) a powerful emotional impact." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Praise for Suicide Notes:"Make(s) a powerful emotional impact." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Make(s) a powerful emotional impact."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Like the very best teen novels, Suicide Notes is both classic and edgy, timeless and provocative."--Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club and The Last Chance Texaco
"This book is equal parts hilarious, bittersweet, and strange. You will love every page of it."--Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear
Praise for Suicide Notes: "With a sprinkling of dark humor and a full measure of humanness, Suicide Notes is quirky, surprising, and a riveting read."--Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Fallout and Crank
"Jeff's wit and self-discovery are refreshing, poignant, and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny."--School Library Journal
"Jeff's journey is wittily unique, balancing a fresh voice and a uniquely realistic character with comedy and seriousness."--KLIATT
Praise for Suicide Notes: With a sprinkling of dark humor and a full measure of humanness, Suicide Notes is quirky, surprising, and a riveting read. --Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Fallout and Crank"
Make(s) a powerful emotional impact. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Jeff s journey is wittily unique, balancing a fresh voice and a uniquely realistic character with comedy and seriousness. --KLIATT"
Jeff s wit and self-discovery are refreshing, poignant, and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny. --School Library Journal"
Like the very best teen novels, Suicide Notes is both classic and edgy, timeless and provocative. --Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club and The Last Chance Texaco"
This book is equal parts hilarious, bittersweet, and strange. You will love every page of it. --Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear"
About the Author
Michael Thomas Ford is the author of the teen novel Suicide Notes as well as several essay collections and adult novels, including Jane Bites Back. He lives in San Francisco with his partner and their five dogs.
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Over the next month and a half he will take part in group therapy, individual counseling, and even those excruciating sessions with his family. And through all of this, everyone will realize that he didn't really mean to kill himself. Right? It was just a misunderstanding.
His group therapy sessions aren't his favorite; he's only going so that everyone can see how sane he really is. There are four of "them" in his group: Alice, who lit her mom's boyfriend on fire; Juliet, who seems to have no direct relationship with reality; Sadie, who tried to drown herself; and Bone, who primarily just wants the world to know that he doesn't know Juliet and is not her boyfriend.
Jeff tries to make it clear that he is only there because of a misunderstanding. But, it's hard to misunderstand the bandages on his wrists.
Over the next 45 days, Jeff's story will unfold and new pages will be added. Was it really a girl that caused this whole "misunderstanding?" Allie has been his best friend, but was she more than that? Was he jealous of her new boyfriend or did she reject his advances?
And now he has new friendships forming while he's in the hospital, and each of those will test his ability to deal with new pressures and unexpected situations. And may lead him closer to confronting the events that led up to his hospitalization.
Reviewed by: JodiG.
She tells me that the story is extremely captivating and is about a boy called Jeff who awakens in a psych ward and is put onto a 45 day programme where he unveiled what happened to him and why he did what he did to end himself there. She also mentioned that it was actually a very funny book and isn't really another book that is stereotypically about a mental health patient.
I don't know if I'd read it again, but it was a good story.
I feel like anyone who is growing up in society today would enjoy this book. It outlines the truth about love and life. It has a dark sense of humour that only a few people could laugh along with.
Also, because of my own mental health: I found this book extremely relatable on so many levels as well as compelling. I also found comfort in this book as it highlights that suicide or self harm does not make you crazy.
Jeff tells his own story, fifteen years old he has a way with words, a ready response and a smart-Alec sarcasm behind which he hides, yet he is a very likable and endearing youngster. He gives a day by day account of his time in hospital, of his daily sessions with his doctor and his interaction with is fellow young patients, and the weekly visits of his parents and young sister.
Suicide notes is an eminently readable diary, thoroughly engaging and full of wit and humour. Jeff's sessions with Dr Katzrupus (for whom he has his own nick name) alone are a delight, his evasive answers and attempts at twisting things round, at getting the upper hand. Off course nothing will change for Jeff until he can admit to himself that he has a problem, but how long before he can, and how will he and his family deal with it if and when he does?
His problem? - he is gay. A problem many teenagers no doubt have to face and come to terms with, in this entertaining story MTF provides a realistic, helpful and positive path to acceptance.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading it. There was something happening on every page and didn't get boringPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sick!!!!!!!! Why bring a book out about suicide notes, sick and twistedPublished 4 months ago by michael postle
sounds like it was made up on the spot with no planning. nothing like being in hospital for mental health.Published 11 months ago by Elizabeth keating
Really really LOVED this book. A really good story, and it had funny parts in it and was so real and I just enjoyed reading this a lot :)Published 14 months ago by Zoeee