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SUICIDE NOTES







SUICIDE NOTES

By Michael Thomas Ford

 

Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up in a psychiatric ward. This must be some kind of mistake right? The suicide thing was just a big misunderstanding. In denial and refusing to acknowledge his pain, Jeff hides behind sarcasm and wit. He’s not like these other nut job kids. So why is here? As the days in his 45-day sentence drag on, Jeff learns that normal is relative and the more time you spend with the crazies, the less crazy they seem.

 

Suicide Notes is a darkly humorous novel examining the scary and tragic issue of teen suicide. It is provocative, edgy and witty. Michael Thomas Ford has a way with words and descriptions: “It’s raining, and the only thing I can see out of the window is part of a forest. Since it’s winter, though, it looks less like a forest and more like a bunch of skeletons holding their hands up to the sky. The rain is running down the glass, making it look like the skeletons are under water. Drowning.”

 

Compelling. Comical. Revealing and uplifting.

Suicide Notes

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kellyrfineman
Mar. 10th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds intriguing. Is it terribly dark?
angeladegroot
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Not terribly no. It's not depressing. It's quite amusing throughout, especially the way that the main character looks at the funny side of being in the "nuthouse" and how he uses humor and sarcasm to deflect how he is feeling. I found the way that the characters relate to one another touching.
writerjenn
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Sounds excellent.
angeladegroot
Mar. 11th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
I certainly enjoyed it.
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