I'm not crazy. I don't see what the big deal is about what happened. But apparently someone does think it's a big deal because here I am. I bet it was my mother. She always overreacts.
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year's Day to find himself in the hospital. Make that the psychiatric ward. With the nutjobs. Clearly, this is all a huge mistake. Forget about the band...more
The story started off all whistling and nonchalant like it was going to be a light dose of fluffy teenage angst. Then, halfway through, it crept up behind me, tapped me gently on the feelings and slipped silently into my core to snuggle...Ninja style.
We start off meeting 15 year old Jeff who has just awoken on New Year’s Day after a botched suicide attempt to find himself involuntarily committed to a mental treatment facility for 45 days. Of...more
Trust me; this story is not nearly as depressing as it sounds.
Jeff is quick, witty, sarcastic, and absolutely hilarious as he manages to evade any “real” discussion with his psychiatrist, Dr. Katzrupus, also known as Cat Poop, about what made him try to kill himself.
During his 45-day “sentence”, Jeff learns more ab...more
The themes approached in this book are not light, despite seemingly narrated in a light-hearted way: teen suicide, familial dysfunctions, personal...more
All the points are for the ending, which is entirely worth the long, tedious, acne-inducing slog to get there.
Seriously...does the world NEED to hear about adolescence anymore? Is there something we missed, as adults, while going through that training ground for evil demons called "junior high" (that's middle school for the under-fifty set)? If so, is it something that we actually *need*?
Basically...no more. No no no. Poke me with a fork, I'm done.
Rating: 4* of five
"Seven little crazy kids chopping up sticks;...more
one burnt her daddy up and then there were six.
Six little crazy kids playing with a hive;
One tattooed himself to death and then there were five.
Five little crazy kids going out to sea;
One wouldn't say a word and then there were three.
Three little crazy kids playing in the zoo;
One jerked himself too much and then there were two.
Two little crazy kids playing in the sun;
One took a bunch of pills and then there was one.
One little crazy kid left all alone;
Knowing the author, and the recommended blurbs on the back I could guess from the title what Jeff's motivation was to commit suicide. When I was his age I felt much the same thing. It's not very preachy, though the ending was a little too neat and tidy for me. You don't always just walk away...more
All I know is that I've never seen the angry gay rich white boy thing done right.
And while it did start out as funny, it didn’t get stuck there. It had depth; it had kids with "issues," why else would they have...more
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Well first off, this is new type of setting for me. I'm not the type of person to read about suicide, well except for Thirteen Reasons Why but this book is so much diffe...more
There was a lot of dark humor in this book which i found amusing, I liked the main character using his sarcasm to deflect from anyone actually knowing him.
The main characters Jeff, and he’s currently in a mental patient ward because he tried to kill himself, but he wont tell anyone WHY he did it. He keeps sayin...more
The suspense, which is nicely preserved till the crucial moment of revelation, helps keep readers interested and read on. It helps that it's a book that has a rather quick pace as it unfolds its plot. As the story pro...more
On New Year's day Jeff wakes up in psychiatric ward because he attempted suicide, he can't see what the big deal is, and compared to the other mentally disturbed teens in the ward, he can't possibly be crazy, but - despite his protests he's enrolled in a forty-three day program, forced to endure group therapy, se...more
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Cover Impressions: The cover is simple, clean and to the point. It isn't something that would normally attract me to pick up a book, but after having read it, I like it.
The Gist: Jeff has been sentenced to 45 days in a psych ward following an attempted suicide. Despite his insistence that he is not a "nut job", he must endure therapy and group with other kids that society has deemed disturbed. As time goes on the patients start to se...more
Suicide Notes by Michael Ford is about Jeff a fifteen year old who are going through a rough time. Since he was put in to a metal hospital with other teens his age. Yet he tends to believe nothing is wrong with him. Yet the bandages on his wrists clearly make him this is all a huge mistake. Jeff is perfectly fine, perfectly normal or so he thinks not like the other kids in the hospital with him. They’ve got problems. But has a Jeff’s forty-five-day sentence in the hospital and his doctor (nickna...more
Jeff is a fun and snarky character, who brings the reader into the setting with fresh eyes. The novel is written in the form of a journal, where each chapter is a daily entry in wh...more
I've read plenty of teen-almost-suicides novels before and I did...more
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