Books | Young Adult Fiction / LGBTQ
Michael Thomas Ford
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.Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day to find himself in the hospital—specifically, in the psychiatric ward.Despite the bandages on his wrists, he’s positive this is all some huge mistake. Jeff is perfectly fine, perfectly normal; not like the other kids in the hospital with him.But over the course of the next forty-five days, Jeff begins to understand why he ended up here—and realizes he has more in common with the other kids than he thought.“With a sprinkling of dark humor and a full measure of humanness, Suicide Notes is quirky, surprising, and a riveting read.” —Ellen Hopkins, author of The You I’ve Never Known and Love Lies Beneath“Like the very best teen novels, Suicide Notes is both classic and edgy, timeless and provocative.” —Brent Hartinger, author of Geography Club“Makes a powerful emotional impact.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Jeff’s wit and self-discovery are refreshing, poignant, and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny.” —School Library Journal
Michael Thomas Ford
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"Giving Girl in pieces vibes✨ during the story you can see the character evolves and gain conscience of his situation, why it happened and we finds stuff out about himself as he discovers them too. At first he gets put with this group of teenagers and he looks at them and think they’re all crazy, until they all become closer and he realizes that they’re not crazy as he’s not and at the end we kinda feel like the story loops when other people come into the group and Jeff describes them as they seem to look at the group like they’re crazy. It’s really easy to read and it shows a side of self harm and suicide that’s not often talking about. "
"This book is great, it’s not a challenging read, I binge read it in 5 or 6 hours. It’s really quite easy to read which is nice because then you get to focus on the storyline, but it was also missing that descriptiveness I love in a book. Sad moments didn’t hit as hard as they could’ve, and it didn’t really spark too much emotion in me. There were definitely moments where I had my jaw dropped. I texted my friend immediately after reading this part and told him how crazy it was. Overall good book, especially if you just want an easy read or are trying to get back into reading. I will say this book handles some heavy topics such as ⚠️⚠️⚠️ tw⚠️⚠️⚠️ suicide, self harm, murder, rape, and other various things. There are also some graphic scenes between some characters but they aren’t very long, there’s about 3 or 4, most quite short. But yeah I liked this book, definitely recommend it, I like the story line."
"I related to this character and it gets more and more worrying the further you get into the book. I loved all the twists, and I thought it was the best book I’ve ever read. Without giving too much away, this guy tries to kill himself on new years but fails and is sent to a mental hospital to get better. The humor blew me away and as a neurodivergent person I could follow his thought process and make sense of it. If you want a book with easy to read chapters, dark humor, and pretty good representation, read this book!"
"Loved this! The way that you learn what he is going through while he is healing !"
"It was a great read! It was surprising to me finding out a lot about it especially when it was written given what it talks about. @aliwang1990 "