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The Burn Journals

Runyon, Brent (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Burn Journals


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Brent Runyon was fourteen years old when he set himself on fire. In this book he describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year.
Authors: Runyon, Brent
Statement of Responsibility: Brent Runyon
Title: The burn journals
Publisher: New York :, Vintage Books,, 2005
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Characteristics: 327 p. ;,21 cm.
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I have not read the whole book but I have heard that it is a pretty intenese. can't wait to finish it.

Report This Oct 24, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Not for the faint of heart.

A terribly tragic true story, The Burn Journals is beautiful in itself.

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Report This Oct 24, 2012
  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Autobiography. Brent Runyon was 14 when he poured gasoline on his bathrobe and set himself afire. Book details the year that follows with intensive care and rehab, family therapy and eventually returning to high school. Descriptions of depressed and violent thinking that continue well past the fire.

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  • Ms_Silva rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Graphic descriptions of burning and of burn treatment.

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