I read this a couple of years ago and fell in love with the book. It was so heartwrenching that it never left my mind, but it was also a book that got me to start writing about the kids in school today.
Kids that think their life isn't worth living anymore. As parents, we have so much going on in our lives that we are sometimes too busy to see what is going on in their life. We're too busy to stop, listen, and talk to our children.
Suicide is real and we must not hide it from the world. Children, teenagers, and adults. It doesn't matter what the age. It's out there and it's happening to people we know and love. If someone seems like there is something bothering them, it's probably because there is. Find a way to let them know that you are there for them. That you will listen.
If you haven't read the book, I suggest that you do. If you have Netflix, you can also watch the new Netflix original series that was made of the book. I will tell you this much, make sure the box of kleenex is sitting near you because you will need it.
It was so good, and it would be nice to see a second season to the series.