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Teen Issues - It Gets Better

Thirteen Reasons Why
Thirteen Reasons Why By Asher, Jay (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION ASHER JAY Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 30 copies

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)

Crash Into Me
Crash Into Me By Borris, Albert (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION BORRIS ALBERT All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Four suicidal teenagers go on a "celebrity suicide road trip", visiting the graves of famous people who have killed themselves, with the intention of ending their own lives in Death Valley, California. (257 p. Gr 9-12)

You Know Where to Find Me
You Know Where to Find Me By Cohn, Rachel (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION COHN RACHEL Available in some locations

Annotation:In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative. (204 p. Gr 9-12)

Suicide Notes
Suicide Notes A Novel By Ford, Michael Thomas (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION FORD MICHAEL Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:Brimming with sarcasm, fifteen-year-old Jeff describes his stay in a psychiatric ward after attempting to commit suicide. (295 p. Gr 9-12)

The Anatomy of Wings
The Anatomy of Wings By Foxlee, Karen (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION FOXLEE KAREN Available in some locations

Annotation:After the suicide of her troubled teenage sister, eleven-year-old Jenny struggles to understand what actually happened. (361 p. Gr 10-12)

Stay With Me
Stay With Me By Freymann-Weyr, Garret (Book - 2006 ) / PB FREYMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:When her sister kills herself, sixteen-year-old Leila goes looking for a reason and, instead, discovers great love, her family's true history, and what her own place in it is. (308 p. Gr 10-12)

M+O 4evr
M+O 4evr By Hegamin, Tonya (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION HEGAMIN TONYA Available in some locations

Annotation:In parallel stories, Hannah, a slave, finds love while fleeing a Maryland plantation in 1842, and in the present, Opal watches her best friend, Marianne, pull away and eventually loses he loss in the same ravine where Hannah died. (165 p. Gr 9-12)

Impulse By Hopkins, Ellen (Book - 2007 ) / FICTION HOPKINS ELLEN Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 11 copies

Annotation:Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives. (666 p. Gr 10-12)

Moonglass By Kirby, Jessi (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION KIRBY JESSI Available in some locations

Annotation:At age seven, Anna watched her mother walk into the surf and drown, but nine years later, when she moves with her father to the beach where her parents fell in love, she joins the cross-country team, makes new friends, and faces her guilt. (232p. Gr 8-12)

Hold Still
Hold Still By Lacour, Nina (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION LACOUR NINA Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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)

By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead By Peters, Julie Anne (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION PETERS JULIE Available in some locations

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)

Five Minutes More
Five Minutes More By Ryan, Darlene (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION RYAN DARLENE Available in some locations

Annotation:D'Arcy's dad is dead. She desperately wants it to have been an accident, but she is not sure. And then she meets Seth. When will things get back to normal? (212 p. Gr 9-12)

A Map of the Known World
A Map of the Known World By Sandell, Lisa Ann (Book - 2009 ) / FICTION SANDELL LISA Available in some locations

Annotation:Devastated, along with her parents, by the death of her older brother and apprehensive about being a freshman in the same high school he attended, fourteen-year-old Cora finds unexpected solace in art. (273 p. Gr 9-12)

Fall for Anything
Fall for Anything By Summers, Courtney (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION SUMMERS COURTNE Available in some locations

Annotation:As she searches for clues that would explain the suicide of her successful photographer father, Eddie Reeves meets the strangely compelling Culler Evans who seems to know a great deal about her father and could hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. (230 p. Gr 9-12)

Orchards By Thompson, Holly (Book - 2011 ) / FICTION THOMPSO HOLLY Available in some locations

Annotation:Sent to Japan for the summer after an eighth-grade classmate's suicide, half-Japanese, half-Jewish Kana Goldberg tries to fit in with relatives she barely knows and reflects on the guilt she feels over the tragedy back home. (327 p. Gr 8-12)

Glimpse By Williams, Carol Lynch (Book - 2010 ) / FICTION WILLIAM CAROL Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:Living with their mother who earns money as a prostitute, two sisters take care of each other and when the older one attempts suicide, the younger one tries to uncover the reason. (484 p. Gr 9-12)

What They Always Tell Us
What They Always Tell Us By Wilson, Martin (Book - 2008 ) / FICTION WILSON MARTIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Sixteen-year-old Alex feels so disconnected from his friends that he starts his junior year at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school by attempting suicide, but soon a friend of his older brother draws him into cross-country running and a new understanding of himself. (293 p. Gr 9-12)

A Cry for Help
A Cry for Help How to Help A Friend Who Is Depressed or Suicidal (DVD - 2005 ) DVD 362.2508 CRY Available in some locations


Hello, Cruel World
Hello, Cruel World 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws By Bornstein, Kate (Book - 2006 ) / 616.8584 BORNSTE Available in some locations


Out of the Darkness
Out of the Darkness Teens and Suicide By Crook, Marion (Book - 2003 ) / 362.2808 CROOK Available in some locations


The Power to Prevent Suicide
The Power to Prevent Suicide A Guide for Teens Helping Teens By Nelson, Richard E. (Book - 2006 ) / 362.287 NELSON Available in some locations


Suicide Information for Teens
Suicide Information for Teens Health Tips About Suicide Causes and Prevention : Including Facts About Depression, Risk Factors, Getting Help, Survivor Support, and More (Book - 2005 ) / 362.2808 SUICIDE Available in some locations



Books about suicide.

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