A proud Hufflepuff, a Trekkie, but can also enjoy a world in a Galaxy far, far away, and flutist. Author of The Bloodless Crown.
The story had so many things to love. It puts a touchy subject into the front of conversation and shows what one small thing can do to someone, or in this case, thirteen things.
There's too much to say here that would be a spoiler.
At the end of the recording, there was a song. The song was Hannah's poem. I was sobbing in my car for three whole minutes. The sounds I made were not human.
Amazingly written. I couldn't put it down, although I also was talking and screaming at Hannah. It made me realize that people all around us may be crying out for help, but do we know how to listen? Do we know the signs of someone near the end of their rope?
Made me wonder and question my own respnses to those around me.
loved this. could not stop listening to it, such an emotional book. I found myself staying up through Tue entire night clear till morning listening to it even though I had to be up early for work and it was well worth it!!!
Despite the pulp fiction style, guilty enjoyment I found in reading this slow-burn train wreck, I am concerned for lost souls who read this novel. It is all too easy to get the wrong message. Where is the real hope? Where is the long road of healing following a suicide? This novel is a misguided validation that adults are too clueless to help. This novel does more harm than good.
I was expecting a different take or twist on the subject of suicide other than teenage angst. Unfortunately, that's the entire basis of this book. Slow moving, melodramatic, and depressing - the kind of story that fuels teens to commit suicide. I would keep this book far away from teens in fear of how it romanticizes suicide. Performances were good - the story is shallow and lackluster. Skip this one for sure.
While this book might seem a little difficult to read because of the subject, it's an excellent read! Having worked with many troubled teens, I honestly think this book could help teenagers deal with the subject of suicide and understand that it's never about one action, but a series of actions that leads to the decision, and they can all have a positive impact just by saying hi and being respectful. The book is excellent.
While I have read this book in the past, this version touched my heart. Coming from someone who has struggled with a mental illness in the past, I realize what suicide does to everyone around you. I can feel the emotion in their words and the use of word choice is incredible.