- Reading level: 14+ years
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (7 September 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060737573
- ISBN-13: 978-0060737573
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,64,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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)
From the Back Cover
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. Never mind the bandages on his wrists, clearly this is all a huge mistake. Jeff is perfectly fine, perfectly normal—not like the other kids in the hospital with him. They’ve got problems. But a funny thing happens as Jeff’s forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies start to seem less crazy. . . .
Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly comic novel that examines that fuzzy line between “normal” and the rest of us.See all Product description
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Michael Thomas Ford manages to create a well-written teen self-help book in a story format that will entertain his readers, through characters and feelings with whom they can identify. Family dynamics are shown in a realistic and unapologetic style, and the book is careful not to get heavy-handed or preachy. Excellent read for young people dealing with family, social or coming-out issues. Five blue pills out of five.
This book first off is not intended for super young kids (I'd recommend anyone in high school or college is probably the best audience). There is a bit of language (5+ uses of "f" and a few "gd" and a few others). Another thing to keep in mind is the subject matter is dark, being about a kid who attempted to commit suicide. The basic storyline is kid wakes up in a hospital's psyc ward, but doesn't think he belongs (despite having wrist slashes to say otherwise). Every chapter is another day of his 45 day sentence as he has daily sessions in therapy and begins to develop relationships with the four or five kids with him. Through these kids, Jeff is able to learn from his mistake and begin thinking about making some healthy changes in his life and working through some feelings that every teen has from time to time. This read is so important, and should be required for students 9th grade or above, simply because Michael somehow manages to get in almost every theme you can think of in reference to dealing with life as a growing teen. He talks about substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, sexual awakenings and trying to find one's identity, all major issues in today's teens. This book is powerful and hits home especially if you have a friend who is facing suicidal thoughts, or trying to find themselves. Heck, maybe you're trying to find yourself, and this book will help you see that things have a way to work out in the end with a little perseverance. It is a book that starts off sort of dark, but then develops into something very emotional and witty. Ford did a fantastic job, because even if you don't identify with Jeff, you will find some theme somewhere in this book that hits home, there are so many, heck I could easily name 10 right here but some may be spoilers so I won't. Anyway, if you're going through a hard time, read it, it will pick you up. If you have a friend going through something, read it, it will help shed light on things. Also, if your a teenager in general, read it to understand that there are other people going through the same phase you are and find themselves completely lost like every teen feels at some point. Or maybe you're like myself and are a 21 year old kid who just loves a easy read that you actually walk away from feeling inspired. No matter who you are, there is something in this book you can get out.
READ THIS BOOK! I didn't want to read it but after I did, I'm putting it in my top 10 :) (this is significant considering I read at least one novel a week)
What interested me was how well the Author depicted how it was for Jeff to mysteriously wake up in a psych ward and find out that he had sliced open his arms and was found. The author also doesn't leave out any details on how Jeff has to struggle in a way to find who he is and who the people he is around are! This is yes another gripping thriller that I do not regret buying!