School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 6-9 This adequate introduction includes some sound psychological principles, but the writing is dull, repetitive, and patronizing. Despite some dramatic fictionalization, the staccato sentences and oversimplified style add up to a book that will make readers wish they had picked a better one, such as Margaret Hyde's Suicide: the Hidden Epidemic (Watts, 1986) or Patricia Hermes' A Time to Listen: Preventing Youth Suicide (HBJ, 1987). A plodding paragraph on how life can be like a roller coaster is followed by an old stock black-and-white photo of a roller coaster (yawn). The glossary explains words such as ``anger'' and ``emotion'' and misdefines ``myth.'' High/low books such as this cannot get away with leaching the interest right out of a fascinating, important subject. The list of sources of more information has no needed 800 hotline number, and the reading list suggests titles that are far superior to this one. Anne Osborn, Riverside Public Library, Calif.
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