Synopses & Reviews
Three teens who have attempted suicide meet in a psychiatric hospital, battle their demons, and begin to heal.
The handsome son of wealthy parents, Connor has everything anyone could want--except his family's love and affection. Jailed for years after killing his mother's child-molesting boyfriend, Tony is confused about his sexuality. Manic-depressive Vanessa cuts herself. All three stories intertwine in a brutally honest story about pain and resilience.
"Sharp, searing free verse . . . fast, jagged, hypnotic."
--Kirkus Reviews VOYA
"A riveting, fast-paced story of teenage hurt and healing."
"Readers [Laura] Flanagan, Jeremy Guskin, and Steve Coombs bring credible resonance to the respective characters."
"Readers Laura Flanagan, Jeremy Guskin, and Steve Coombs tap into the raw, overwhelmed feelings of abused adolescents and deliver such an honest performance that it's startling. They perform with a visceral complexity and perfect timing that are nothing short of masterful."
About the Author
LAURA FLANAGAN has numerous regional theater, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway credits, including an Obie award for Salt Theater's New York production of "The Cherry Orchard" and the Charles Bowden award for Acting from New Dramatists in New York. Originally from Berkeley, CA, she now lives in Silverlake, CA with her family.ELLEN HOPKINS is the New York Times bestselling author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass. She lives in Carson City, Nevada, with her husband and son.