Emotions are powerful
But if they are too strong, they can cloud judgement
Doth my name lodge? Tell me, that I may sack the hateful mansion. (III iii)
Romeo's emotions of being banished are taking control of him and he nearly stabs himself.
Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. (V iii)
This is my sheath. There rust, and let me die. (V iii)
The emotions of Romeo and Juliet have caused them to kill themselves so they won't stay apart.
The death of Felton Reinstein's father causes Felton to develop emotional distress throughout the book. He gains nightmares and begins to worry that his actions will reflect his father's bad decisions.
I can still see how his neck looked smashed sideways. He had to have just done it. (13)
Before Curtis killed himself, I had no memory of this at all. (104)
The death of one of Felton's friend's brother causing him even more emotional distress. This causes him to have even more nightmares about his dead dad. This is one of the reasons that Felton drinks and then enters into teenage personal problems.
If you like a book that digs into a character that gets real life personal problems by unsuspecting tragedy, and then makes a comeback with useful advise.....
...then you will like the book I'm with Stupid by Geoff Herbach