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Suicide Notes

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24 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by JodiG. for TeensReadToo.com

Jeff is fifteen years old, from a good family, and he's just woken up in the psychiatric ward of the hospital.

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 ...
Jeff is fifteen years old, from a good family, and he's just woken up in the psychiatric ward of the hospital.

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.

posted by TeensReadToo on May 27, 2009

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4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Weird

Im not a homophobe but once they started about two dudes giving each other handjobs it went downhill from there

posted by 6464378 on February 1, 2012

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    God but weird

    Well written but i didnt like the whole gay thing a whole lot. Nothing against gays

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Ummmm

    Should i buy??

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    This book felt like an authentic trip to the mental hospital, fr

    This book felt like an authentic trip to the mental hospital, from the shrink answering a question with a question to the little procedural eccentricities found only in mental wards.  Jeff, our patient/narrator, tried to kill himself and wakes up committed.  True to adolescent form he is sarcastic and in denial and it takes him most of his 45 day stay before he admits to himself—or the reader—why he tried to take his own life.  And, boy, is it a twist.  

    And maybe that’s why I liked but didn’t love this book.  It takes so long for Jeff’s real issue to come out that instead of losing myself in his witty narrative and the sub-stories (which, in fact were kind of cute, including midnight television sessions with another patient named Sadie) I just kept waiting for the big reveal.  I wanted him to hurry up and pinpoint the issue so I could watch him really work hard at resolving it.  Instead, Jeff’s refusal to admit the truth started to feel a tiny bit gimmicky toward the end.   

    If you are having trouble finding your identity, if you need to know you are not the only confused and broken person in this world, this might be a helpful book for you.  If you are looking for a page turner, a real emotional thriller, look elsewhere.  

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Jeff uses alot of sarcasim but is funny, i didnt like reading about the gay sex scenes,really gross. But overal it was a good funny book,

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2011

    It was alright

    I thought it was great in the beginning but towards the end i really lost interest. I really stopped caring for the main character, maybe because i thought he was something he wasnt. If you liked this than read 'last night i sang to the monster' it is almost the same story line but i would say it is ten times better!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2011

    good but kinda weird

    i did like the book and was not a bad size just towards the end got a lil weird but taught me a good life lesson. .... if u can just deal with who u are and be proud u wont have to try to kill urself

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