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by Adam Woog, Adam Wong

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Gr 7 UpWoog details the various aspects of suicide in a clear and impartial manner and displays nonjudgmental sensitivity toward individuals who take their own lives and toward those touched by their deaths. He examines sociological, psychological, and biological theories in considering the question, "Why do people commit suicide?" and concludes that no single answer exists. Teen suicide is discussed in its own chapter, followed by an analysis of whether suicide is ever an acceptable solution. The author works through selected material on the right-to-die and physician-assisted suicide controversies without getting bogged down in any personal agenda. A discussion of the grieving process for those left behind, and valuable information on preventing suicide, from spotting warning signs to crisis intervention and follow-up, round out the presentation. A list of organizations on all sides of these controversial subjects is appended. Woog's book joins the ranks of three other excellent YA titles: Bernard Frankel and Rachel Kranz's Straight Talk About Teenage Suicide (Facts on File, 1994); Richard E. Nelson and Judith C. Galas's The Power to Prevent Suicide (Free Spirit, 1994); and Susan Kuklin's Surviving Suicide (Putnam, 1994).Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS

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Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
Overview Series
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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