I don’t want to get out of bed.I’m so stupid.I did so many things wrong.I don’t know what to do.I’m going to be in so much trouble.What a...
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SUMMARY: Brent Runyon is fourteen and has been depressed for a while. One day when he came home from a bad day at school he doused his bathrob in gasoline, and lit a match. Over 85% of his body had third degree burns. While at recovery he starts to questions why he decided to attempt this. He goes through a complicated journey from going to rehab then back to school and also from suicide attempt to the emotion mainstream of life. After everything he also has to learn how to love himself again before he can find love in others.
REVIEW: I recommend that the people who read this book and find a bad situation funny. There are points when you feel like reaching through the book and giving him a hug but then he turns around and says something funny and you can’t help but laugh. It shows how people can go through something so serious, but in the end they can come out on top. It shows teenagers that are either struggling with deoression or teenagers who know someone with depression how to help and what to look for. Brent goes through the recovery process and even though it does get a little gruesome at times it shows that people are there for you even if you think there is no one.
Theme/Moral: The moral or theme of this book, in my opinion, is that there is a way to recover from depression and suicide attempt you just have to be willing and you have to put forth effort. It is also learning how to overcome something so serious. Brent has to go through recovery form setting himself on fire and when he is finally able to go back home he doesn't know if he even wants to have to deal with the stares people will give him and the emotion that will come with seeing where the attepmt happened.