I'm sure there are people out there who think books about teen suicide do not belong in a middle school library. I beg to differ. Not only do my students ask for these constantly, books about suicide allow readers to see how others--possibly others like themselves--deal with suicidal thoughts. When characters in the story seek help, the reader knows there is help available and has some direction in finding it. When characters do not not seek help and do attempt suicide, readers can experience the fallout of that event right along with the character.