Ford, Michael Thomas. Suicide notes.

Author:Larsen, Ashleigh
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

FORD, Michael Thomas. Suicide notes. HarperCollins, HarperTeen. 304p. c2008. 978-0-06073755-9. $16.99. A

It's New Year's Day, and 15-year-old Jeff wakes up to find that he's in the psychiatric ward of the hospital. Even with bandages on his wrists, Jeff knows this must all be a misunderstanding. He's not insane. He's not crazy like the other kids. Forced to serve his 45-day sentence in this wing of the hospital, Jeff tries to make the best of it by acting tough, sarcastically fresh, and better than the other teens. But as he continues to live there, something unexpected transforms Jeff and he starts seeing the crazies as actual people. Slowly, he opens himself up to the reasons he tried to kill himself--and what he...

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