Teen Issues - It Gets Better
Annotation:When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death. (288 p. Gr 9-12)
Annotation:279p. Gr. 9-12 After years of abuse from her classmates, Leslie Gatlin kills herself. Now, her bullies reflect on how things got so far out of hand
Annotation:224p. Gr. 9-12 Sent to an Amherst, Massachusetts, boarding school after her ex-boyfriend shoots himself, seventeen-year-old Emily expresses herself through poetry as she relives their relationship, copes with her guilt, and begins to heal.
Annotation:233p Gr. 9-12 The summer Ryan is released from a mental hospital following his suicide attempt, he meets Nicki, who gets him to share his darkest secrets while hiding secrets of her own.
Annotation:Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed. (229 p. Gr 9-12)
Annotation:314p. Gr. 9-12 Knowing that two friends are lying and keeping secrets about the night another friend killed herself, seventeen-year-old Ella searches for the truth.
Annotation:285p. Gr. 9-12 All his teachers are sure certain that Evan can be the graduate who brings glory to St. Sebastian's. Evan, however, can't be bothered anymore. Since his young father's suicide, Evan no longer cares about the future. In fact, he believes that he spent the first fifteen years of his life living a lie.
Annotation:High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out. (200 p. Gr 9-12)
Annotation:264p. Gr. 9-12 16-yr old Melissa returns to her hometown expecting to face the same bullies from school. Instead her new appearance sparks interest from the popular crowd. When Melissa has a chance to escape her rough home situation and find the life she's dreamed of, she must choose between a longtime crush, a new friend, and the brother who doesn't belong.
Annotation:276p. Gr. 9-12 Nearly a year after a failed suicide attempt, 16-yr-old Elise discovers that she has the passion, and the talent, to be a disc jockey.
Annotation:271p. Gr. 9-12 Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her crush, Andy Cooper, Frenchie obsessively retraces each step of their tumultuous final encounter and looks to the poetry of Emily Dickinson for guidance.
Annotation:180p. Gr. 9-12 17-yr-old Paige died in a fall off the high school roof and now her spirit seems bound to the school grounds, along with Brooke and Evan, two other teen ghosts who died there--but maybe if she can solve the mystery of her apparent suicide they will all be able to move on.
Annotation:While dealing with the recovery of his mentally ill father, sophomore in high school Billy volunteers at a suicide prevention line and falls for one of the incoming callers .