When a severely depressed teenage girl named Aysel (pronounced Az-elle), decides to commit suicide, she trawls through a website to find a ‘suicide partner’, so they can do it together and make sure they go through with it. Her partner turns out to be seventeen year-old Roman, haunted by his own demons and wanting out. The book is about their journey together as they build up to committing suicide together on April 17th.
This affected me so much and so deeply that I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks. It made me cry most of the way through and the characters were so well done.
This book is really important, no doubt about that. It teaches about the importance of life and living it, and gives an insight into the suicidal mind.
It’s stunning and powerful, and I recommend it for anyone looking for an emotional, thought-provoking read.