The Burn Journals

By Brent Runyon
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The Burn Journals

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In this autobiography, Brent Runyon recounts his suicide attempt at age fourteen and his physical and psychological recovery from burns that covered eighty-five percent of his body. After Brent sets fire to a shirt in the locker room, the gym teacher threatens to expel him. A friend asks him what he’s going to do. He answers, "I’m going to kill myself." At home after school, Brent soaks his bathrobe in gasoline and lights himself on fire.
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Mature Young Adults Plus (Grades 11 & Up)

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