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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,248 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brent Runyon Narrator: Christopher Evan Welch Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Brent Runyon's account of his attempted suicide has garnered critical accolades for its glimpse into adolescent depression and rare insight into the human condition.

Fearing expulsion and parental disapproval after lighting a shirt on fire at his school, Brent goes home, soaks his bathrobe with gasoline, steps into his shower, and strikes a match. Suffering horrific burns, Brent faces a long, painful recovery - both mentally and physically. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ruby | 2/19/2014

    " This was a really amazing book. It was scary too, and made me think about whether anyone I might know is going through the same things the author was at the time. It is scary and has some graphic scenes in it though, so it definately isnt reccomened for younger readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Analia | 2/18/2014

    " it deals with some really messed up stuff...you should read it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steph | 2/14/2014

    " This is interesting because it is autobiographical. The frustrating part is that the reader never learns why the author set himself on fire (which I think would be the question on everybody's mind). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Serenity | 2/9/2014

    " This book was one of the major works I read as a young teenager of the 8th grade. I remember how disgustingly real and raw this story was, portraying the tale of a depressed young man who lit his flesh on fire and survived. Being clinically depressed at this age--something that would continue on until the beginning of my sophomore year of highschool--I was extremely attracted to this book. It wasn't so much the book as it was the character, who seemed so close to me because I could understand why he thought the way he did, because my thinking pattern was the same. The description of his burnt flesh, etched in deep detail, sickened me and made me want to throw up several times; my mom who had glanced at this book once through DID throw up when she stumbled upon one of the more gorey detailed scenes. The fact that the man who had walked within the pages was real made me fall that much deeper into the story. It was an amazing story, and while it is not for the week stomach, it certainly did make the wheels in my head begin to turn. "

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