I am in the believe that suicide is learned .... this tells a story of why someone committed suicide. NOT GOOD FOR TEENS
YES .... Help teens to think through life .... NOT GIVE UP ON LIFE.
I like it... a lot but did not want that the average of my rate was changed
The content was inadequate.... challenge yourself with a book that does not inspire hate or revenge.
Kepp on writing!
Joel voice is EXACTLY how I imagined Clays voice to be! Debra on the other hand isn't quite what I imagined but in the final tape, she captured the emotions pretty damn well!
The book was really well narrated. I really felt like I was going through the list of items and seeing what he saw. However, the story in general is just very depressing. So the purpose of the book was fulfilled.
one session. The narrator of this book drew me in right at the beginning. The author made you feel like it was you as the main character in this story which was so wonderful. I will definitely read and listen to more of her books which I will recommend to my friends and family.
Yes, with reluctance. Much like the characters find out, it will not be an enjoyable listen. That said it might be a life changing listen depending on your perspective. A little melodramatic? After listening, if it changes one life would it be worth it?
They bring the characters to life in a way that I could never have experienced by simply reading the book.
This one is an emotional roller coaster. I personally think an audio book is a great complement to the written version. I haven't read the written version, but I have a feeling that the written version might be lacking in comparison to the audio version, which is a first for me.
This book was a recommendation based in previous purchases. In all honesty it was not one I would have been likely to find on my own. Even then I was not convinced that this would be something I would have "enjoyed." Make no mistake, this is not a book that can be enjoyed, at least not for me. When I read the available reviews there was one that talked about"triggers". I immediately rolled my eyes because I'm sick of hearing about triggers and people wanting to hide from problems today. The second was by a therapist that was basically (from my interpretation) was less than impressed for technical reasons that I am sure made sense to that person but not to me. Neither prepared me for what I was about to hear. We all have different opinions, this is mine.
I am an old guy. What I experienced in school many years ago..okay 40 if we are going to be truthful,,, is not what kids experience today. Some parts are similar, but in the electronic, anonymous age of today, the hits come quick and I suspect much faster than many of the parents of today are prepared for. For most people, much of what the characters encounter will be routine, day to day life. The truth is, that there will be small percentage that cannot handle the routine. This book resonated with me because of an event in my past, not nearly as catastrophic as what happens here. It is a relatively short listen, but for some I suspect that it will be an invaluable listen. For me, on my second run through, it is ... what? I originally said an eyeopener, but that doesn't fit. All I can say it that this is not a book that I liked, but it is one that I would highly recommend..
Possible spoiler ahead**
I wonder if that therapist would make a good #13 also. We scientists can tend to be overly conservative/simplistic when we look at things and miss what what, in hindsight, should be obvious. We can do the same as parents. When I was a kid, programming the time on VCR was our biggest issue (wow really dating myself now..lol). Today, it's a whole new game and if this book opens the eyes of even one parent or child, then I suppose the author has changed the world. I will let you decide from here.