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Runyon, Brent.
New York : Knopf, 2004.
ISBN 0375926216
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Booktalk #1

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)

Booktalk #2

Brent 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)

SUBJECTS:      Runyon, Brent.
                        Teenagers -- Virginia -- Suicide -- Case studies.
                        Teenagers -- Virginia -- Biography.
                        Boys -- Suicide -- Case studies.
                        Suicide -- Psychological aspects


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