Title: Black Box
Author: Julie Schumacher
Amount of Pages: 164
Reccomended for ages: 13 and up
"How did my sister fall through a hole in her life and into some other life below?
I'm not sure how it happened. Sometimes I still have trouble believing that it happened at all."
Summary: 14 year old Elena's life has been turned upside down after finding out her sister, Dora is suffering from depression. Life is bad when Elena sees Dora in the mental ward at their local hospital. When she gets to school, life becomes even worse where no one will talk to her, except for Jimmy Zenk, a guy who wears black everyday and failed ninth grade. He talks to her like they've been best friends since they were in diapers. But, he is a man with a secret, a really big secret, one that could ruin their friendship, or whatever -ship they have.
Wdebo's Review: There is just something about books with depression, no matter who writes them, there is this sort of power in it. I was drawn into this book, when I first began reading it. I really liked it, I would reccomend all of you to read this book, if you or someone you know has depression, or have anything to do with depression or not. I think everyone should read it, it is such a good book, with such a strong message.