Explanation of this sample page...
Teen suicide is a serious problem in many countries. This novel
helps teens decide not to take their own lives. This sample page
presents three of the top 14 reasons not to commit suicide.
SCENE 10: CONFESSIONS OF A SEXUALLY ABUSED GIRL
Also, do you remember what Mrs. Burleson said in biology? She said that your body replaces all its old cells with new cells every 45 days. That means that if we can figure out how to stop the sicko geezer from molesting you, after 45 days all your cells will be new! And he will never have touched your new body! You'll be clean again!
Lying down on the couch, Candace asked to be alone to read the article:
REASONS NOT TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Here are the top fourteen reasons for someone not to commit suicide:
14. Murdering yourself to get out of a bad situation would not be fair to you. Why let someone who has
already made things difficult for you cost you your life? Fight like a gladiator! Make wise decisions that
will improve your situation, and act on them!
13. Killing yourself to show someone how deeply you've been hurt by him or how mad you are at her is too
fat a price to pay. If you are 21, you may live to be 80. That means you have 21,549 days to solve your
problems, and to laugh again, and to have fun again--to LIVE! Who wins if you give up all your days and
the "jerk" who did you wrong gets to keep all his or her days? The "jerk" wins! You
don't want that! No way! That would merely leave things unjust forever.
12. Suicide would stamp THE END on your life on earth, and your life story would always be a tragedy. Your
story could never have a happy ending. But if you hang in here and keep trying, God promises that you can
live happily ever after. Healing comes naturally to those