Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas FordBelieve it or not, this is actually a really funny book. You wouldnt think so based on the title and the subject, but 15-year-old Jeff will have you laughing out loud throughout his story. Hes in a mental hospital because he tried to slit his wrists on New Years Eve, hes surrounded by kids who are clearly crazier than he is, and his doctor (nicknamed Cat Poop) doesnt seem to understand that theres nothing wrong with him and wont leave him alone. Neither will the various patients who come and go who keep wanting to fool around with him in the wee hours of the night.
All Jeff wants to do is to do his time and to get home--partly because his sister Amanda might call dibs on his vacant room. And he does not want to talk about what happened with his best friend Allie, and how their relationship changed after she started dating her boyfriend Burke.
The novel is set up so that each chapter follows a single day in Jeffs 45-day treatment program. As the narrator, Jeff is hilariously dead-pan, self-deprecating, and easy to listen to. He is also kind, curious, confused, and sad beneath the typical teenage guy Im fine attitude, but this takes a little while to come out. Whats really interesting about the book being from Jeffs point of view is that the author reveals Jeffs avoidance and self-delusion without our main character really being aware of it, which is a pretty neat trick. And its all all done with a deft hand and an unerring eye for genuine emotion.
Im still undecided as to whether I should go into detail about what this book is actually about, but I will say that its pretty important that readers who go into this story are fairly open-minded. In the middle of the drama involving the various patients at the hospital, there are frank discussions about (and depictions of) suicide, abuse, identity, sexuality, and self-loathing that are realistically and honestly portrayed. I did, however, appreciate the authors choice to make Jeffs secret both more complex and less of an extreme situation (view spoiler)[i.e., it was not abuse in his case that led to his suicide attempt (hide spoiler)], as I think its important that we see more stories from this standpoint. The confusion and embarrassment and hurt and fear can sometimes be enough.
Maybe I can convince my parents to move to France. No one in France cares if you tried to kill yourself. In fact, I think they like you better because youre all tragic.
Its not like Ive never jacked off. Im fifteen years old. Of course I do it. Any guy who says he doesnt is lying. That would be like having the coolest video game ever and never playing it. No ones that stupid.
The humor and the depth in this exceptionally well-written novel felt incredibly true to life and poignant. I worried about this boy and his denial about himself and I was anxious about whether the people in his life would accept him. We dont get to read stories like this nearly often enough, but they are such an important part of the human experience and I hope well see more of them.
I also really appreciated the hopeful and optimistic tone that this novel takes, however. Its nice to be reminded not only that there are kids out there who are hurting, but also that there are people out there who care.
The Wonderful Things About Tigger
Follow LyricsMoron. Artist: Disney. Rating: Music and lyrics by the Sherman Brothers The wonderful thing about Tiggers Is Tiggers are wonderful things Their tops are made out of rubber Their bottoms are made out of springs They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN! But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers Is I'm the only one The wonderful thing about Tiggers Is Tiggers are wonderful chaps They're loaded with vim and with vigor They love to leap in your laps They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy pouncy Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers Is I'm the only one.
Like other Pooh characters, Tigger is based on one of Christopher Robin Milne 's stuffed toy animals. Tigger appears in the Disney cartoon versions of Winnie the Pooh and has also appeared in his own film. He is known for his distinctive orange and black stripes, large eyes, a long chin, a springy tail, and his love of bouncing. As he says himself, "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best. Although he often refers to himself in the third person plural e. Tigger is introduced in Chapter II of House at Pooh Corner , when he arrives at Winnie-the-Pooh 's doorstep in the middle of the night, announcing himself with a stylised roar.
Their bottoms are made out of springs! They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy. Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun! But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is. I'm the only.
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The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers
It is repeated in Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! It opens up the release of The Tigger Movie. The music, lyrics and the idea were composed and written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Tigger: The wonderful thing about Tiggers Is Tiggers are wonderful things!
Tiggers are wonderful fellahs. Tiggers are awfully sweet. Everyone elses is jealous, And thats why I repeat…. But I am fidgety as hell. So many things!
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