There are times when a paragraph is too few words and an entire book is too many. Sometimes, that’s when a short story is appropriate. I’m not usually a fan of short stories, unless they are compiled into a compendium of some sort. This short story by my friend Daphine Glenn Robinson, made me change my mind.
The story is called Invisible Girl: The Suicide Journal and it is a story for young adults, although it should appeal to everyone. This short is the real deal. Although fiction, it’s based on fact. Young Melissa feels lost in her family’s destructive downward spiral and feels like she has no options other than to kill herself. How many times have children thought about suicide? I don’t know the statistics but I do know that readers can probably relate to Melissa in many ways.
Robinson is the author of many books: Mommy Moments, Too Many Lies, Caring What Other People Think, and Brotherly Love and Betrayal. I think this is her best work yet. I am proud to call Daphine my friend and am prouder that she trusts me to review her work. I am especially fond of Too Many Lies, because the book contains a character whom I just love to hate: Stanley Thompson. ick (spitting).
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You can buy The Suicide Journal as well as her books on Amazon. Still can’t get enough? Follow D (my nickname for her) on Pinterest .
Meanwhile, back over here, some of my friends have also had the pleasure of reading The Suicide Journal. Check out their links below to read their reviews as well!
All fun aside, if you are in a crisis and need help, PLEASE call the USA National Suicide & Crisis Hotline at 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255. Or talk to a friend or someone you trust. You’re not in this alone.
Now, go on and READ some of D’s other reviewers!