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Crush. Candy. Corpse.

by Sylvia McNicoll
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: death & dying, law & crime, friendship, diseases, illnesses & injuries, suicide

Paradise Manor is depressing -- the smells are bad and the residents are old. Sunny would much rather be doing her volunteer hours at Salon Teo, but her teacher won't let her. Who says volunteering at a hair salon doesn't benefit the community”

But working with the Alzheimer's patients has a surprising effect on Sunny. Along with Cole, the grands …



by Leora Freedman
edition: Book
  • age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12
tagged: suicide

It's 1973 in the sleepy Connecticut suburbs and sixteen-year old Zoe Diamond has way more than sex, drugs and rock n' roll on her mind. Her best friend Naomi has threatened to commit suicide, and while Zoe wants to help her, she also wouldn't mind a conversation-starter with their young Hebrew school teacher Rivka Lev, for whom she's developing con …


Ms. Zephyr's Notebook

by kc dyer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 8
tagged: suicide, death & dying

When Logan Kemp hurls himself into a rugby scrum one morning, he has no idea that by afternoon he'll be fighting for his life. Worse, the only other patient on his ward is a troubled girl named Cleo who may not be hospitalized just for a broken wrist. When all he wants is his regular life back, the thought of Cleo throwing away her own leaves Loga …


God and I Broke Up

by Katarina Mazetti, translated by Maria Lundin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0 to 18
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: suicide, adolescence

Linnea thinks a lot about life. But when she becomes friends with Pia, it's like a meeting of twin souls. Pia is someone she can talk to -- about everything. About guys, about the afterlife, about Markus's tanned neck, about politics...and more about guys. So why did Pia have to go and kill herself?

With self-deprecating candor, sixteen-year-old Lin …

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