An intensely honest and personal memoir about physical and emotional recovery.
Recommended grade level: 8 and up
Pages: 336 (for ISBN 9781400096428)
Genre(s) and keywords: nonfiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction
Tone/Style: personal, honest, humorous
Topics: burn recovery, suicide
Themes: healing, mental illness, regaining something that was lost, discovering the purpose for one’s own actions
Summary: In 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match. Continue reading
It’s Shakespeare…in text messages. I’m amazed nobody tried this sooner.
Recommended grade level: 7 and up
Pages: 128 (for ISBN 9780553535389)
Genre(s) and keywords: humor, retellings, text
Topics: murder, ghosts, royalty
Themes: revenge, indecision, parent/child relationships, suicide, death, action vs. inaction
Summary: Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?! Continue reading