Jay's Journal

Jay's Journal

Book - 1989
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Baker & Taylor
A withdrawn adolescent boy's initiation into the occult draws him ever deeper into the bizarre world of witchcraft, voodoo, and satanism until, at age sixteen, he commits suicide.

Simon and Schuster
In the tradition of Go Ask Alice, a harrowing account of a teen boy’s descent into drugs, Satanism, and death.

Jay was a sweet, bright high school student who cared about his grades and his friends. He had ambitions. He was happy. And he thought he could handle anything.
He was wrong.
When Jay falls in with a crowd that's dabbling in drugs and the occult, he finds himself in over his head and doing things he never thought possible. Fascinated by the dark arts and in love with a dangerous girl, Jay falls deeper and deeper into a life he no longer recognizes...and sees no way out.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1989, c1979
ISBN: 9780671667474
Branch Call Number: TEEN F SPA
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 17 cm


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This book was very intense. I read "Go Ask Alice" but this book left me with shivers. Jay was this good kid with his head on straight who got involved with the occult and the powers of black magic. In the end he paid with his life.

art1130 Jan 28, 2013

Was a very intense books. Honestly made me cringe at points and the satanic elements were spooky. I enjoyed that journal halfway through.

VicKi_S0sA Jul 29, 2012


Aug 17, 2011

this sounds like a very emotional book - just like i enjoy

May 13, 2011

It was so sad. The forward at the beginning was interesting, and I was surprised at the information they gave us off the bat of him commiting suicide.
I thought the letters from his mom at the end were very interesting. Not only did they clarify a few things from a different point of view, I personally found them extremely haunting and I could feel the emotion seeping from them. It was put together quite well. A bit wordy for my liking, but it's a journal so I have no right to judge. A good novel.

May 07, 2011

Very sad, but intersting story. I couldn't help feeling sorry for Jay. However, I felt a bit like I may have been violating him by reading his journal.
Also, the letters from his mother at the end of the book were a bit anticlimactic to the rest of the book and I thought they were a bit unecessary. Still a good book.

Nov 15, 2010

Omg I did not even read it just the first page and i broke down in tears amazing im guessing read


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