First let me say I really like Gayle Forman. Her books suck me in and after I'm done I'm recommending to them to all my friends. So I feel bad giving this one the star rating that I am. especially because of the subject matter. Suicide.
I believe you could read the Author's Note and the Acknowledgments and see the importance.
"Life can be hard and beautiful and messy, but hopefully, it will be long. If it is, you will see that it's unpredictable, and that the dark periods come, but they abate-- sometimes with a lot of support-- and the tunnel widens, allowing the sun back in. If you're in the dark, it might feel like you will always be in there. Fumbling. Alone. but you won't - and you're not. There are people out there to help you find the light."
Depression is an illness. "Refusing treatment for depression or a mood disorder is akin to getting a pneumonia diagnosis and refusing to take antibiotics and go on bed rest."
The story needs to be told. I just had a hard time not being angry at Cody. Meg's best friend.
I was happy to see Cody and her mother connect as mother and daughter.
"brief and bright, firefly
oh, why, firefly."