Brand: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Product Code: 9781416903567

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Brief Description:
Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.

Publisher Marketing:
Sometimes you don't wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same.

Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act -- suicide.

Vanessa is beautiful and smart, but her secrets keep her answering the call of the blade.

Tony, after suffering a painful childhood, can only find peace through pills.

And Conner, outwardly, has the perfect life. But dig a little deeper and find a boy who is in constant battle with his parents, his life, himself.

In one instant each of these young people decided enough was enough. They grabbed the blade, the bottle, the gun -- and tried to end it all. Now they have a second chance, and just maybe, with each other's help, they can find their way to a better life -- but only if they're strong and can fight the demons that brought them here in the first place.

Review Citations:
  • Kirkus Review - Children 12/01/2006 pg. 1221 (EAN 9781416903567, Hardcover)
  • Kliatt 01/01/2007 pg. 14 (EAN 9781416903567, Hardcover)
  • Publishers Weekly 01/22/2007 pg. 186 (EAN 9781416903567, Hardcover)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2007 pg. 525 (EAN 9781416903567, Hardcover)
  • School Library Journal 02/01/2007 pg. 118 (EAN 9781416903567, Hardcover)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2007 pg. 370 (EAN 9781416903567, Hardcover)
  • Audio File Best Young Adult 12/01/2009 pg. 34 (EAN 9781598877564, Compact Disc)

Contributor Bio:  Hopkins, Ellen
Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels Triangles, Collateral, and Love Lies Beneath. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsLit.