The Burn Journals

CD - unabridged
Kit (7 discs)
Product Number: 3B698
Released: Sep 30, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436138772
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Description

Brent Runyon's account of his attempted suicide has garnered critical accolades for its glimpse into adolescent depression and rare insight into the human condition. Fearing expulsion and parental disapproval after lighting a shirt on fire at his school, Brent goes home, soaks his bathrobe with gasoline, steps into his shower, and strikes a match. Suffering horrific burns, Brent faces a long, painful recovery-both mentally and physically. "Runyon has, perhaps, written the defining book of a new genre, one that gazes ... unflinchingly at boys on the emotional edge."-Booklist, starred review

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CD
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Author(s): Brent Runyon
Narrator(s): Christopher Evan Welch
Product Number C4700
Released: Jun 20, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436138765
eAudio
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Author(s): Brent Runyon
Narrator(s): Christopher Evan Welch
Product Number Z1262
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781456105501
eBook
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Author(s): Brent Runyon
Product Number EB00169881
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307276957
Kit
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Class Set
Author(s): Brent Runyon
Narrator(s): Christopher Evan Welch
Product Number 3L698
Released: May 05, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436138789
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Brent Runyon
Narrator(s): Christopher Evan Welch
Product Number 3D253
Released: May 05, 2008
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ISBN: #9781436138796
Text
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Author(s): Brent Runyon
Product Number 15126
Released: May 05, 2008
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781400096428

Professional reviews

"Fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon, mad at the world and soon to be busted for an act of arson at school, attempts to deal with his troubles by using gasoline to set himself on fire. Months of hospitals, pain, and therapists result as his body and mind deal with the aftermath of his impulsive suicide attempt. Told in the first person, this true story may be difficult to handle for some listeners. Narrator Christopher Evan Welch superbly captures the depressed, sometimes petulant, regretful, and hormonal tones of this adolescent, an approach that will resonate with younger listeners but may wear thin for adults. After hearing this performance, teens may reconsider impulsive decisions; no listener will soon forget Runyon's harrowing experience. M.H.N. 2009 Audies Finalist (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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