Monday, February 26, 2007

Trigger by Susan Vaught

Seventeen-year-old Jersey Hatch was once a successful, popular athlete, a member of the ROTC, and could probably get any girl he was interested in. For the past year, however, he has been moving from one rehab institute to another, trying to get his brain and body working again so that he can function on his own.

It was just over a year ago when, they say, he decided to put a bullet in his head, trying to end his life. But, he didn’t end his life and now he is a shell of what he once was. He has no recollection of that fateful day and does not believe he could have done this to himself. Now, he’s on a quest to find out the truth but it won’t be easy as no one wants talk to him and his fellow classmates think he is a freak.

Trigger is a compelling novel on the affects of attempted suicide, not only to the person who has attempted it, but the people who love and care about them. (YA 10th grade & Up)


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