- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: NavPress (October 25, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1576835324
- ISBN-13: 978-1576835326
From the Back Cover
If Morgan thought her life was tough before--what with a drug-addicted, klepto brother and a cradle-robbing mother--it just got worse. Last night, her close friend Jason took his own life. Smart-funny-good listener-and perfect in just about every way-Jason Harding is gone forever. Someone please wake me from this nightmare. Jason's death sends Morgan reeling. She copes--or tries to--by attempting to piece together vague clues that might explain her friend's suicide. Making matters worse, Morgan can't help but feel responsible because she wasn't there for her friend when he needed her most. Sometimes she thinks maybe Jason had the right idea all along. Morgan feels lost in a pitch-black abyss. Her only way out is to put the final clues together--to uncover an answer to her most haunting question.
My take on this book:
"Pitch Black" revolves around Morgan Bergstrom. She is a seventeen year old girl who feels like her life is sorta out of control. Her brother uses drugs, her parents are divorced and since her mom started dating a new guy Morgan feels like her mom really doesn't pay any attention to her anymore. When she learns that her friend Jason Harding committed suicide, she blames herself, but soon starts thinking that maybe Jason had the right idea, and decides to join in a suicide pact with two other students. Do they go thru with it? Read the book and find out!
Ms. Carlson tackles the subject of suicide. She tells the story in such a way that you feel like you are actually seeing the story thru the eyes of a teen. While this could have been a depressing story it really wasn't instead it shows us the choices we can make, with an inspirational message woven in. While it is the fourth book in the True Colors series it can easily be read as a stand alone work.This is a good clean read perfect for young adults.