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The Burn Journals (Hardcover)

Brent Runyon

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BRENT RUNYON WAS 14 years old when he set himself on fire.
This is a true story.
In "The Burn Journals," Runyon describes that devastating suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children's 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 understand--with a terrible clarity--what 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.


Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2005
First published: September 2004
Authors: Brent Runyon
Dimensions: 217 x 148 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 374
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-82621-4
Barcode: 9780375826214
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > Suicide, death & bereavement
Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History
Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History > General
LSN: 0-375-82621-1

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