Sunday, January 06, 2008

Trigger by Susan Vaught

A young boy makes a sorry attempt at suicide only waking up to find that he survived. Confusion, Hurt, Loss, and Dissability are a vast part of his life now. The bullet's placing has now left him almost motionless on one side of his body and long as well as short term memory are almost useless at this point. Everything before the suicide is blurry. He's left with questions like; Why did i do it? Why does everyone hate me? Is the House Okay? How long has it been? He is stuck piecing his life together bit by bit with an old friend, who herself will never cease to amaze him.

I think this book is VERY well written. It depicts the struggles of disabled people greatly and it shows the change in mental health perfectly. The young boy's mentality goes from 15 years old straight down to 7 years old and he struggles to understand his life as it had been. There's absolutely nothing better I have ever read that could relate to such true accounts in our daily lives. THIS IS A FANTASTIC BOOK!

Content: There is some brief swearing and some of the topics such as suicidal motives, abuse, and violence may not be suitable for some readers.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10
Reviewer Age: 15
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, PA USA