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Could have been a great book if not for the pat, fairy-tale rescue ending.
I picked up this book because I suspect that one of my students is cutting themselves, and I want to get a better understanding of the underlying issues. I found this book compelling, with well developed characters, and a likable narrator. The ending was not a surprise, but did bring me to tears, and not many books do this to me.
This book caught my eye at my school for some reason and I felt like I should read it. I was reading the first several pages and wondered should I continue reading this book? I sucked it up and read the whole thing in one sitting and I can say I’m not really impressed with how the story laid out. The characters weren’t really developed well, the time exchanges were basically the same thing, and I’m not really pleased with the layout of the whole story. Don’t get me wrong there was a few good parts that I can bring up, but the book was still not really appealing to my eye after finishing
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.
I love this book. I have read it many times and would recommend it. It is sad, but has a happy ending.
Besides, most SI'ers would understand this novel, and it really connects. The words jump.
This book is great book. Its about a girl who has problems which is that she cuts herself. Her parents left in a mental hospitial so they can help her. I hope you enjoy this book.
I love this book! It was amazing and I loved the ending. (I cried) it was so amazing and wonderfully written
I really thought this was going to be better with all the great reviews. Just wasn't that interesting.
This book was pretty good. I related to the character and found that for once, the authour captured the feelings and the mindset of cutting. However it was really short and left you guessing. It took a few hours to read, and I wished there was more to it, or at least a sequel. I thought this book was going to be even more amazing (lots of people told me it was) but I found it just good. It wasn't that inspirational, however on the very last page I noticed a reader before me wrote "Stay Strong <3" in the space left. That made me smile. Anyone struggling would see that and feel better. It made me even want to write my on inspiring message for the next reader. And maybe I\ll look back on this book in a few months and see a page of inspiration for anyone struggling. <3
so good to read.....it will keep young adults guessing and seeing what happens next with this girl
This was a seemingly well researched and accurate depiction of institutional life. I would have liked to see it more developed. Dwelve a little deeper into Callie's life and why/how she got started cutting as well as the turning point to her stopping. What made her want to get better? Maybe explore more of her path to recovery and her relationship with her family. I would describe it as a "Girl Interrupted" for young adults. I would definitely check out more by this author, but hope future selections are more faceted.
I love this book. I've read it about five times. I never get tired of reading it. Its so understanding and relateable. I find it to be a beautiful book.
Perspective is realistic. I would recommend the book for people dealing with self mutilation as a symptom of the problem, whose self mutilation has not grown to a main problem.
we are the theraphist i find it veryy good but tough cause i also went thourgh some hard times
Patricia give you a new perspective to teens on the people they call "EMO"