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More than 13 R3ASONS WHY: Teen Suicide

Byars, Betsy. The burning questions of Bingo Brown.
Bingo's concerns are far-ranging: how he fell in love during English class; how long until the class bully learns that he is moving next door to Bingo; and what's wrong with his favorite teacher? Mr. Markham gives strange writing assignments, and the latest, to convince someone not to commit suicide, is disturbing.

Cohn, Rachel. You know where to find me.
In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and shy 17-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.

Crutcher, Chris. Chinese handcuffs.
Troubled by his older brother's violent suicide, 18-year-old Dillon becomes deeply involved in the secret of his friend Jennifer, who feels she can tell no one what her stepfather is doing to her.

Crutcher, Chris. Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes.
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help.
CRUTCHER [On Mezzanine]

Dear author : letters of hope
Letters from celebrated authors respond to an array of tough and meaningful questions from their young fans, giving a glimpse into the hearts and souls of kids today and the writers who have changed their lives.
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Going, Kelly L. Fat kid rules the world.
17-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

Green, John. Paper towns.
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

Guterson, David. East of the mountains.
A good man's passage through life told in memories and experiences on what he intends to be his last day on earth A deeply felt, honest and quietly powerful novel.
GUTERSON [On Mezzanine]

Hopkins, Ellen. Impulse.
Three teens 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.

Lubar, David. Sleeping freshmen never lie.
While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.

Lynch, Chris. Freewill.
A teenager trying to recover from the tragic death of his father believes himself to be responsible for the rash of teen suicides occurring in his town.

Nixon, Joan Lowery. Secret, silent screams.
A high school senior is convinced her friend Barry did not commit suicide but was a murder victim, and she endangers her own life to prove it.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth. About David.
When her close friend since childhood murders his adoptive parents and kills himself, 17-year-old Lynn is haunted by the tragedy.

Trueman, Terry. Inside out.
A sixteen-year-old with schizophrenia is caught up in the events surrounding an attempted robbery by two other teens who eventually hold him hostage.
TRUEMAN [On Mezzanine]

Vaught, Susan. Trigger.
Teenager Jersey Hatch must work through his extensive brain damage to figure out why he decided to shoot himself.

Vizzini, Ned. It's kind of a funny story.
A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.

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