Suicide Watch by Kelley York

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Suicide Watch is just a gem. It’s a quick read that packs a bigger emotional punch than I would have ever anticipated...Vincent’s a great narrator, and the strong focus on friendship and mutual understanding of suicide is unlike anything I’ve read in New Adult.
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"I find the lonely ones, like me. The people who haven't lost anything, because they never had it to begin with."

Vincent has spent his entire life being shuffled from one foster home to the next. His grades suck. Making friends? Out of the question thanks to his nervous breakdowns and unpredictable moods. Still, Vince thought when Maggie Atkins took him in, he might have finally found a place to get his life--and his issues--in order.

When Maggie dies, it all falls apart.

A year ago, Vince watched a girl leap to her death off a bridge. He's starting to think she had the right idea.

Through a pro-suicide forum, Vince meets others with the same debate regarding death: cancer-ridden Casper would rather off herself than slowly waste away, and there's quiet, withdrawn Adam, whose mother wouldn't notice if he fell off the face of the planet.

As they gravitate toward each other, Vince searches for a reason to live while coping without Maggie, coming to terms with Casper's imminent death, and falling in love with a boy who doesn't plan on sticking around.
 

About Kelley York

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Once upon a time, Kelley York was born in central California. And it's there she she still resides with her lovely wife, step-daughter, and an abundance of cats, while fantasizing about moving to England or Ireland. She has a fascination with bells and animals, is a lover of video games, Doctor Who, manga and anime, and likes to pretend she's a decent photographer. Her life goal is to find a real unicorn. Or at least write about them.Kelley is a sucker for dark fiction. She loves writing twisted characters, tragic happenings, and bittersweet endings that leave you wondering and crying. Character development takes center stage in her books because the bounds of a person's character and the workings of their mind are limitless.
 
Published December 16, 2012 by Kelley York. 221 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by John on Jul 25 2013

Suicide Watch is just a gem. It’s a quick read that packs a bigger emotional punch than I would have ever anticipated...Vincent’s a great narrator, and the strong focus on friendship and mutual understanding of suicide is unlike anything I’ve read in New Adult.

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