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Author: Brent Runyon
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire. In this book he describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children₂s 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography
Case studies
Case studies Juvenile literature
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Brent Runyon; Brent Runyon; Brent Runyon
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Runyon
ISBN: 0375826211 9780375826214 0375926216 9780375926211 1400096421 9781400096428
OCLC Number: 54767355
Target Audience: Young Adult.; 690
Description: 374 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Brent Runyon.
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Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire. In this book he describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year. He takes us into the Burn Unit in a children₂s 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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