May 13, 2015
About a 13 yr old, white, teenage girl named Callie who gets sent to a ‘rehabilitation’ centre because she cuts herself. The reader gets to meet the other girls staying there and go with them through their healing processes. There are graphic scenes about how the girls cut themselves, but this isn’t a gratuitous novel about cutting. It delves deeper into the reasons why someone might cut themselves (or physically harm themselves), and makes human these girls who are misunderstood and may be seen as “freaks’ in society. Also deals with parent issues that many teens (and ex-teens!) can relate with (Callie’s dad never comes to visit her and her Mom doesn’t know how to talk about what’s happening). If you like this book, you may also enjoy "Kiss of Broken Glass" by Madeline Kuderick.