To add to Lex's guilt, her brother reached out to her that awful night, and she didn't respond to him.
Everything falls apart in Lex's life. She breaks up with her boyfriend, removes herself from her friends, and doesn't even get excited when she's accepted to MIT.
Cynthia Hand does a lovely job describing the love between Lex and her brother and the devastation that suicide causes.
This book may upset some readers, but mature students will be able to appreciate this story despite their tears when reading.