Sometimes you open a book, read a few paragraphs and you know that it will be compelling. This paragraph, the second paragraph of Jackie Kai Ellis’ book, hooked me: “I could easily tell the happier, abbreviated versions of my memories, the ones with easy endings, because I assumed no one would be interested in the …

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Recently at a Montreal high school, 62 high school students made a suicide pact. As the story broke last week, the Montreal Gazette revealed that school officials had determined the three people who started the pact, who claimed that it was a prank. The article also quoted a school official as saying that “some of …

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