For fans of Turtles All the Way Down and It’s Kind of a Funny Story, this new edition of the critically acclaimed novel that Publishers Weekly said in a starred review “makes a powerful emotional impact” is about a teenage boy grappling with his sexuality and mental illness.
Fifteen-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day and finds himself in the psych ward. Clearly there’s been a huge mistake—aside from the bandages on his wrists, there’s no reason why Jeff should be here. He doesn’t have problems, and he doesn’t need help. But a funny thing happens as Jeff’s forty-five-day sentence drags on—he realizes he’s not as different from his fellow patients as he’d first thought.
Compelling, witty, and refreshingly real, Suicide Notes is a darkly comic novel that examines that fuzzy line between “normal” and the rest of us.
This edition features a fresh cover and brand-new backmatter materials.