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Jul 21, 2019

=~= I did not expect the ending to be like that

Feb 05, 2019

Could have been a great book if not for the pat, fairy-tale rescue ending.

May 23, 2018

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.

Dec 26, 2017

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

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.

annabisetia Jan 09, 2015

This is so well written!

Doodles18 Aug 19, 2014

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.

Jul 07, 2014

A book that makes you cry and laugh and think, all at once.

blue_panda_691 Sep 07, 2013

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.

May 18, 2013

I love this book! It was amazing and I loved the ending. (I cried) it was so amazing and wonderfully written

Dec 28, 2012

I really thought this was going to be better with all the great reviews. Just wasn't that interesting.

hayleynicholls Nov 01, 2012

Where can I get this book? It doesn't exist in any of my libraries.

JennComishen Aug 15, 2012

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

Jul 13, 2012

Kinda hard to understand...

Jun 21, 2012

This book is wonderful. It inspired me to do wonderful things.

Jun 21, 2012


SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 18, 2012

so good to will keep young adults guessing and seeing what happens next with this girl

jessica_wirth Aug 26, 2011

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.

x_bloodline Aug 20, 2011

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.

GamerChick2yrold Aug 20, 2011

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.

Jul 28, 2010

we are the theraphist i find it veryy good but tough cause i also went thourgh some hard times

Jan 13, 2010

Patricia give you a new perspective to teens on the people they call "EMO"

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