60 Seconds or More
Now, on to my Day 2 pick (and a reminder to enter the giveaway!)
Thirteen Reasons Why
It's a lesson on impressions, really. I wouldn't call it a suicide book, nor will I call it a book that addresses teen suicide- although many easily attach those two labels to it. For me, Thirteen Reasons Why was about, more than anything else, the ripples that are caused by our own words. Actions. Or lack of either.
It's funny, though. Some of my girls had quite the negative reaction to this book. They called her reasons silly. While it was reassuring that they did not think her reasons were good enough to end a life, it was at the same time a bit disappointing. To me, the list of reasons were never about whether they were good enough. They were about Hannah finally finding a voice to say that You. Hurt. Me.
Even if it was too late to save her.