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|Named Person:||Brent Runyon; Brent Runyon|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||0375826211 9780375826214 0375926216 9780375926211|
|Description:||374 p. ; 22 cm.|
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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- Runyon, Brent.
- Teenage boys -- Virginia -- Biography.
- Teenage boys -- Suicidal behavior -- Virginia -- Case studies.
- Teenage boys -- Biography.
- Teenage boys -- Suicidal behavior -- Case studies.
- Adolescent Psychology.
- Burns -- rehabilitation -- Adolescent -- Personal Narratives.
- Suicide, Attempted -- Adolescent -- Personal Narratives.