Suicide

By the Time You Read This, I'll be Dead by Julie Anne Peters, Y Fiction Peters
After a lifetime of being bullied, Daelyn is broken beyond repair. She has tried to kill herself before, and is determined to get it right this time. At her private Catholic school, the only person who interacts with her is a boy named Santana. No matter how poorly she treats him, he just won't leave her alone. And it's too late for Daelyn to be letting people into her life . . . isn't it?

Crash Into Me by Albert Borris, Y Fiction Borris
Four suicidal teenagers go on a "celebrity suicide road trip," visiting the graves of famous people who have killed themselves, with the intention of ending their lives in Death Valley, California.

The Death of Jayson Porter, Y Fiction Jaime Adoff, Y Fiction Adoff
In the Florida projects, sixteen-year-old Jayson struggles with the harsh realities of his life which include an abusive mother, a drug-addicted father, and not fitting in at his predominately white school, and bring him to the brink of suicide.

Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going, Y Fiction Going
enteen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

I Was Here by Gayle Forman, Y Fiction Forman
When her best friend, Meg, drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg's college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there's a lot that Meg never told her.

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins, Y Fiction Hopkins
Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide. Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade. Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills. And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, Y Fiction Vizzini
At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping-until, one night, he nearly kills himself. Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital. There, isolated from the crushing pressures of school and friends, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand, Y Fiction Hand
Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Looking for Alaska by John Green, Y Fiction Green
Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave "the Great Perhaps" even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). Then. . . .

After. Nothing is ever the same.

Love, Sara by Mary Beth Lundgren, Y Fiction Lundgren
In a series of emails and journal entries Sara, a high school junior with a history of sexual abuse and foster home care, reveals her feelings about herself and two friends who are headed for destruction.

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, Y Fiction Warga
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. There's only one problem: she's not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel's convinced she's found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who's haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford, Y Fiction Ford
Brimming with sarcasm, fifteen-year-old Jeff describes his stay in a psychiatric ward after attempting to commit suicide.

Thirteen Reasons Why: A Novel by Jay Asher, Y Fiction Asher, Y Books on CD Asher
When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.

Trigger by Susan Vaught, Y Fiction Vaught
Teenager Jersey Hatch must work through his extensive brain damage to figure out why he decided to shoot himself.

Uninvited by Amanda Marrone, Y Fiction Marrone
When rejection comes back to bite you. Jordan's life sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his way through half the student body, and then killed himself. But now, somehow, he appears at her window every night, begging her to let him in. Jordan can't understand why he wants her, but she feels her resistance wearing down. After all, her life - once a broken record of boring parties, meaningless hookups, and friend's she couldn't relate to - now consists of her drinking alone in her room as he waits for the sun to go down.

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