|Title: Tribuo Vita
||21 Mar 2013 1:41 am
|Reviewer: Lyndsay (Anonymous)
Wow, that was an emotional chapter. I'm at a loss for words. Everything you wrote felt so real. Recently, I was present shortly after someone found their family member after a suicide. Your writing was very true to what happens. You've got me in tears. You have serious talent for capturing the realism of a situation and for conveying emotion terrifically.
I'm so sorry to hear that. It's very hard to be with someone after a suicide.
Because of my various jobs, especially as an EMT, I've been present at the aftermath of suicide attempts. I write this with my children and their friends in mind. I try to convey what actally happens--I find most teenagers have this idea that either you'll be okay or you'll be dead, without knowing how many states there are between "okay" and "dead".
A lot of this story is heavily autobiographical in that many scenes are taken from my life or the lives of people I know.
Thank you for yor kind words.