All that I am, all that I ever was…

I am more than my mental health. I am more than my homelessness. I am more than any one aspect of me. I am Addy. And this is…

Teaser Tuesday (September 10)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesdays! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Be careful not to include spoilers!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Thirteen Reasons Why
by Jay Asher


I first read this book in late 2009. At the time, I was both homeless and suicidal. What was left of my life meant nothing, my days were just an endless cycle of pain, survival, dreaming of death, pain, survival, dreaming of death. Fortunately, I was able to fight through my urges and survive to write this post today, but many are not so lucky.

Every year in Australia, suicide claims the lives of over 2000 people; most of whom could have been saved.

This beautifully written book refuses to bow down to the taboo of suicide. It is a book that handles this most painful of topics with compassion, empathy and strength. It is a book that explores the conscious (and sub-conscious) indicators most people who are considering suicide reveal to the world around them; indicators that, should people be more aware of them, could save lives.

This World Suicide Prevention Day, why not choose to read a book that could one day save a life?


One thought on “Teaser Tuesday (September 10)

  1. That’s a lovely teaser! It’s wonderful that it was able to do so much!
    Sonia Lal


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