Everything You Need to Know about Teen Suicide

Everything You Need to Know about Teen Suicide

by Jane Hammerslough, Jay Schleifer
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823925032
Publisher:
Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Series:
Need to Know Library
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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