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Without Merit

Colleen Hoover

Merit Voss and her family are no strangers to mental illness and life's complexities. Her mother lives in the basement afraid of the outside world while her father and step-mother occupy the rest of the house. Her twin sister, Honor, usually has a thing for terminally ill boys which is one reason Merit is stumped that they end up fighting for the same healthy boy's attention. Merit's behavior increasingly becomes erratic, and when no one hears her cries for help she attempts suicide but not before writing a shocking suicide note.