Tag Archives: suicide in literature

“Send”

Send by Patty Blount   “A punch to the jaw wasn’t how I imagined starting my first day at another new school, but fate had a warped sense of humor.” So begins Send, with Daniel (and/or Ken) making the decision … Continue reading

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“It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

   It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini When he’s only fifteen years old, Craig Gilner is so depressed that he makes a plan to kill himself–he’s going to throw himself off the Brooklyn Bridge. Thankfully, Craig  has … Continue reading

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Tough Teen Topics: Bullying

One in an occasional series of topics that are tough for adults to address with teens. Since we’ve recently had anti-bullying assemblies at both of my schools, I’ve been talking up some of the best books in our libraries about … Continue reading

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“An Egg on Three Sticks”

  An Egg on Three Sticks by Jackie Fischer “I’m pretty sure Mom is having a nervous breakdown. “Which I tried to look it up and it’s not in the dictionary but I think I know what it is. It’s … Continue reading

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New titles from Orca Soundings

The Orca Soundings series books are really just books that are not connected to one another, but are all published by a company whose mission is to provide interesting books to teens who are improving their reading skills. I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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“Thirteen Reasons Why”

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher I read this novel not long ago and have been thinking of it over the past several days—since it was reported in the news that a gay teen had killed himself after his roommate … Continue reading

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