The Burn Journals

The Burn Journals

Book - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400096428
1400096421
9780375926211
0375926216
9780375826214
0375826211
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 22 cm

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DanaKBurgess
Aug 14, 2015

Well written and very readable. There are lots of sex thoughts inside the mind of a 14 - 15 year old boy but, aside from that, it does bring to light the plight of a depressed teen.

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Ashmmy
Mar 06, 2013

I have not read the whole book but I have heard that it is a pretty intenese. can't wait to finish it.

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Ms_Silva
Oct 24, 2012

Not for the faint of heart.

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QuinEli
Aug 31, 2011

A terribly tragic true story, The Burn Journals is beautiful in itself.

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Ashmmy
Mar 06, 2013

Ashmmy thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Ms_Silva
Oct 24, 2012

Autobiography. Brent Runyon was 14 when he poured gasoline on his bathrobe and set himself afire. Book details the year that follows with intensive care and rehab, family therapy and eventually returning to high school. Descriptions of depressed and violent thinking that continue well past the fire.

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Ms_Silva
Oct 24, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Graphic descriptions of burning and of burn treatment.

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