I attended the same High School a few years earlier than George and my main goal upon graduating was escape. After learning of George's suicide a few weeks ago I decided to read his memoir. I'm saddened by the fact that he was never really able to escape a place in which he was made to feel that he wasn't good enough. On every visit home, now to visit my mother in Monroe Manor I count my blessings that I was able to escape. I agree with some of the reviews that at times the narrative seems a bit choppy but the message is clear. Rest in Peace Little George.