Tag Archive for Suicide Awareness Week

Suicide Awareness Week Wrap Up

Over the last week or so, I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure of promoting teen depression and suicide awareness to my readers. Many of you have left comments: Sometimes about your own experiences or those of people you knew. It definitely took some courage, and I really appreciate that you were willing to be part of this really important conversation… Read more →

"Did This Happen To You?": Nina LaCour & The Underlying Questions

Almost everyone who has read my first novel, Hold Still, or has heard what it’s about asks me a version of the same question: “Did this happen to you?” The easiest answer, and the one I give most often, is, “No.” But every story starts somewhere, and for me, most of what I write has an underlying question, something that… Read more →

Last December

Buy Last December Special $14.28 (Regular price: $18.95) Publisher: Puffin Canada Format: Hardcover & paperback Reviewer: Melissa on December 7, 2010 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Fifteen-year-old Steven has a lot to tell his little sister Sam. He needs to tell her about Jenny and how just the freckles on her arm make his synopses go crazy. She needs… Read more →

Thirteen Reasons Why

Buy Thirteen Reasons Why Special $9.49 (Regular price: $16.99) Publisher: Razorbill Format: Hardcover Reviewer: Melissa on December 6, 2010 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In Jay Asher‘s debut YA novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, Clay Jensen gets home from school to find a package without a return address waiting for him. At first he’s pretty excited, but as he begins… Read more →