A short description from the author:
Kelsie Sullivan’s life has changed forever. The once outgoing cheerleader has a secret to hide. The car accident that killed her best friend Jenna? She caused it.
With an absent father and unforgiving stepmother, Kelsie has nowhere to turn. She manages her guilt and grief with razor blades. The fleeting release she experiences becomes an obsession and soon she’s unable to hide it any longer. Once her cutting is revealed, Kelsie’s parents enroll her in a Wilderness Therapy program designed to rehabilitate troubled teens, but North Carolina is a world away from California.
Kelsie fights against everything the program has to offer until she befriends JC, a boy with a tortured past of his own. He’s also the only one who is able to ease her pain. The two grow close, but quickly discover that nature—both human and otherwise—can easily rip them apart.
This book really hit home with me in some aspects. As a mother of a teenager who was dealing with some serious depression issues, I can completely sympathize. This girl had to have been facing and dealing with some of the deepest guilt anyone could ever imagine.
Reading this book, it’s easy to put yourself into her place, and truly feel the overwhelming guilt that she feels, that forces her to start on a path to cutting, which for many can be very hard, sometimes impossible to overcome.
Thankfully, Kelsie’s parents did one thing right and enrolled her into a therapy program that starts her on the, often bumpy, road to recovery.
This book is a heartbreaking story of depression, guilt, anger, and the results of what that all can cause for a young girl.
A riveting story that kept me turning pages until the very end.
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