An unforgettable coming of age novel for fans of 13 Reasons Why, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts.
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the bandages on his wrists and the notes on his chart. Forget about his problems with his best friend, Allie, and her boyfriend, Burke. Jeff's perfectly fine, perfectly normal, not like the other kids in the hospital with him. Now they've got problems. But a funny thing happens as his forty-five-day sentence drags on: the crazies start to seem less crazy.
Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel from award-winning author Michael Thomas Ford that examines that fuzzy line between "normal" and the rest of us.
Publishers Weekly (starred review) :
Praise for Suicide Notes: "With a sprinkling of dark humor and a full measure of humanness, Suicide Notes is quirky, surprising, and a riveting read."
"Make(s) a powerful emotional impact."
School Library Journal :
"Jeff's journey is wittily unique, balancing a fresh voice and a uniquely realistic character with comedy and seriousness."
Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club and The Last Chance Texaco :
"Jeff's wit and self-discovery are refreshing, poignant, and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny."
Scott Heim, author of Mysterious Skin and We Disappear :
"Like the very best teen novels, Suicide Notes is both classic and edgy, timeless and provocative."
"This book is equal parts hilarious, bittersweet, and strange. You will love every page of it."