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Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire. In this book he describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children₂s hospital and through painful burn care and skin-grafting procedures. Then to a rehabilitation hospital, for intensive physical, occupational, and psychological therapy. And then finally back home, to the frightening prospect of entering high school. But more importantly, Runyon takes us into his own mind. He shares his thoughts and hopes and fears with such unflinching honesty that we understand₇with a terrible clarity₇what it means to want to kill yourself and how it feels to struggle back toward normality. Intense, exposed, insightful, The Burn Journals is a deeply personal story with universal reach. It is impossible to look away. Impossible to remain unmoved. This truly riveting memoir is a spectacular debut for a talented new writer.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library YA 362.28 RUN c2004 (Text) 33892005578910 Young Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/10/2011 Available -
Nyssa Public Library j362.28 RUN pb (Text) 36660000464148 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 03/06/2015 Available -
Ontario Community Library Y. 362.28 RUNYO (Text) 33330004151009 Adult Fiction Book None 03/29/2013 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400096428
  • Physical Description: 325 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2004]

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Summary, etc.:
Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire. In this book he describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children₂s hospital and through painful burn care and skin-grafting procedures. Then to a rehabilitation hospital, for intensive physical, occupational, and psychological therapy. And then finally back home, to the frightening prospect of entering high school. But more importantly, Runyon takes us into his own mind. He shares his thoughts and hopes and fears with such unflinching honesty that we understand₇with a terrible clarity₇what it means to want to kill yourself and how it feels to struggle back toward normality. Intense, exposed, insightful, The Burn Journals is a deeply personal story with universal reach. It is impossible to look away. Impossible to remain unmoved. This truly riveting memoir is a spectacular debut for a talented new writer.
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690 Lexile.
Subject: Runyon, Brent.
Teenage boys > Virginia > Biography.
Teenage boys > Suicidal behavior > Virginia > Case studies.

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