"Dear Victor, I am glad that you're still alive. I thought about you a lot. I even went to church to pray for you. I know you don't known me really well yet, but that was big for me, the going-to-church thing. When I listen to Coldplay's ' Everything's Not Lost', I think of you. It could-it should – be your theme song.
Sometimes there's no easy way out.
Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.
Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn't stop Bull's grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.
When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better
I picked up this book at Coles yesterday, it immediately caught my attention as I love reading coming of age stories. These two characters' Victor and Bull, come from very different living situations. Both face undoubtedly different criticism from their parents and friends, if any.
As they both hate life, both end up in a psych ward and find their lives aren't very different but both similarly wanted to take their lives. Things always get worse before they get better.
This book also demonstrated how your life would pay out after attempting to take your life. I felt as if the author told the story through a very real perspective and gave more in depth of the characters' lives as they grew as people.
Love captured both characters through the realistically element of connection. Their love grew as they got closer to opening up and felt the compassion of others they haven't felt before.
I rate this book 5/5