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Three teens who have attempted suicide meet in a psychiatric hospital, battle their demons, and begin to heal.

The handsome son of wealthy parents, Connor has everything anyone could want...except his family's love and affection. Jailed for years after killing his mother's child-molesting boyfriend, Tony is confused about his sexuality. Manic-depressive Vanessa cuts herself. All three stories intertwine in a brutally honest story about pain and resilience.

©2007 Ellen Hopkins (P)2009 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

"Sharp, searing free verse...fast, jagged, hypnotic." ( Kirkus)
"A riveting, fast-paced story of teenage hurt and healing". ( VOYA)

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Everything to want in a book❤️

I loved every second of this book. I finished in three days, I couldn't let it go I had to find out what happened in the end. The end was sad, and it made me cry. You'll love this book!

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one of my favorites

this book was the first Ellen Hopkins I ever read. and I read it when I was going through a really rough time in my life. after the first chapter by Vanessa I was hooked. I read it faster than any other book, couldn't put it down. now listening to it, its a whole new wave of aw. the characters come to life in this recording. you will feel as the feel. relate it ways you may never share to others. listen to it. you won't be sorry. and if you like this one listen to identical next.

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Will pull at your heart

This book is beautifully written, and is so deep and has a very powerful message.

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Worth it

Connor’s story always gets me. As a mom I just can’t get over how a parent could be so calloused towards their child, but I realize it happens a lot. It’s important to recognize success no matter how small.

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one od my favorites

very intense emotional book read it when i was younger its just as good now.

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obsessed

I absolutely love Ellen Hopkins. this is by far my favorite book along side burned. thank you for such great books!

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Incredibly moving novel

One of my favorite authors , and books. Have re-read it several times , definitely worth your time :D

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Very deep

Loved this book however in the behind listening to it on audio it was hard to know when the person speaking had switched when it would go from Connor to Tony. Got the hang of it and really enjoyed it. Love her descriptive view on the human psyche

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Worth every re-read.

I own the physical copy of this book and had to give the audiobook a go as well as it has been my favorite book for years. yes. My ultimate favorite. it's worth revisiting every couple years and each time it becomes more personal, more touching. Beautiful.

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Amazing

I loved it. The story is amazing. The only complaint I can even think of is I don't really like how the characters 'mimic' other people in the story. They do it in a way that sounds like they're making fun of them buy putting on a voice. When they aren't. Nott a big deal though, I still loved it.