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I don't want to get out of bed.
I'm so stupid.
I did so many things wrong.
I don't know what to do.
I'm going to be in so much trouble.
What am I going to do?
I'm completely screwed.

In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match.

He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body and spent the next year recovering in hospitals and rehab facilities. During that year of physical recovery, Runyon began to question what he'd done, undertaking the complicated journey from near-death back to high school, and from suicide back to the emotional mainstream of life.

In the tradition of Running with Scissors and Girl, Interrupted, The Burn Journals is a truly remarkable book about teenage despair and recovery.

Review:

"Despite its dark subject matter, this powerful chronicle of Brent's journey to heal expresses hope, celebrates life and provides an opportunity to slip inside the skin of a survivor with a unique perspective." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[The Burn Journals] describes a particular kind of youthful male desolation better than it has ever been described before, by anyone." Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon

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"An excruciating, brilliant book...WOW." A.M. Homes, author of Things You Should Know

Review:

"A fascinating account of the mending of a body and mind, told with the simple and honest sensibility of someone too young to have endured so much." Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

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"Runyon has, perhaps, written the defining book of a new genre, one that gazes...unflinchingly at boys on the emotional edge." Booklist

Review:

"A taut, chilling account of the author's attempt to commit suicide...a must-read for teenagers struggling with self-doubt."The Denver Post

About the Author

Brent Runyon is a regular contributor to public radio's This American Life, where portions of this story first appeared. The author lives on Cape Cod, MA.

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theteenmommy, May 12, 2012 (view all comments by theteenmommy)
After reading Running with Scissors by Runyon, I knew I needed more of his words in my brain. Although the book moves slowly and makes me wonder how Runyon remembered conversations so precisely, it was still incredible to read and made me want more. As a former suicide-risk, this book really spoke to me in a way that I know could only happen because I went through that experience. Despite this, there was a complete lack of hope in Runyon's mind, which made me finish it wondering what happened afterwards. Still a great read, nonetheless.
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shadow_moon, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by shadow_moon)
This book was incredible. As a woman with depression, this book spoke to me. While graphic, the book is moving. It does not feel fake or forced as some non-fiction and fictional stories about suicide and depression do. Anyone who is curious about how people who are suicidal feel, or for people who want to better know themselves should read this book. It gives you better insight into your life, and to other people's lives. Everyone needs to make this book apart of their lives.
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nataliegudermuth, November 7, 2010 (view all comments by nataliegudermuth)
I read this book when I was about 12 I am now 15 and it has been 3 years since i read it yet i still remember the name and only till now have I actualy decided to look up the auther that i fell in love with his younger self at only 12 which is crazy the book didnt mean anything to me till much later on when i realized the vibes it put out it a wonderful book and i hope to read it again soon. >^-^<
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400096428
Author:
Runyon, Brent
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Suicidal behavior
Subject:
Social Situations - Suicide
Subject:
Social Issues - Suicide
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Runyon, Brent
Subject:
Teenage boys - Virginia
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
memoir;suicide;depression;ya;mental illness;young adult;biography;non-fiction;autobiography;recovery;family;fire;attempted suicide;burn victims;healing;therapy;hospital;fiction;teen;teenage boys;suicide attempts;boys;psychology;burn
Subject:
memoir;suicide;depression;ya;mental illness;young adult;biography;non-fiction;autobiography;recovery;family;fire;attempted suicide;burn victims;healing;therapy;hospital;fiction;teen;teenage boys;suicide attempts;boys;psychology;burn
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.30x.72 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400096428 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Despite its dark subject matter, this powerful chronicle of Brent's journey to heal expresses hope, celebrates life and provides an opportunity to slip inside the skin of a survivor with a unique perspective." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[The Burn Journals] describes a particular kind of youthful male desolation better than it has ever been described before, by anyone."
"Review" by , "An excruciating, brilliant book...WOW."
"Review" by , "A fascinating account of the mending of a body and mind, told with the simple and honest sensibility of someone too young to have endured so much."
"Review" by , "Runyon has, perhaps, written the defining book of a new genre, one that gazes...unflinchingly at boys on the emotional edge."
"Review" by , "A taut, chilling account of the author's attempt to commit suicide...a must-read for teenagers struggling with self-doubt."
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