In this amazing book, a 14
year-old boy sets himself on fire in an attempt to commit suicide. This
is the story of his recovery. This is based on the authorís life.
(Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)
Runyon is a real person who almost didnít write this book. He almost
didnít do a lot of things. At age 14 he put on his favorite black robe,
doused himself in gasoline and lit a match. This is the true story of his
recovery. He describes life in the burn unit. He talks candidly about
the psychological impacts and the pain he put his family through.
Meet a man who knows what itís like to commit suicide and what itís like
to decide to survive it. (Georgia
Peach Book Awards, 2006-2007)