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The burn journals

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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.
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Grouping Title burn journals
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:28:41PM
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subject_facet Downloadable audio books, Runyon, Brent, Teenage boys -- Suicidal behavior -- Case studies, Teenage boys -- Suicidal behavior -- Virginia -- Case studies, Teenage boys -- Virginia -- Biography
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