Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas FordSuicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: October 14, 2008
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Bought
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Rating: five-stars

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.

Suicide Notes is told from the POV of Jeff, a fifteen year old kid who wakes up in the psychiatric ward of a hospital, on New Year’s Day, after attempting to take his own life. His arms are bandaged, his mind is kind of a mess and Jeff finds himself thrown into an entirely new situation; he’s forced to interact with the other kids in his ward and talk to a psychiatrist about his problems. Continue reading