Fourteen-year-old Krystal finds herself flailing when her parents separate. Unable to cope, she begins cutting. No one knows. At her new school, she makes one single friend, Em, who invites her to volunteer at the local homeless shelter. There, Krystal discovers fellow misfits, including Brandon, a boy from her school. How can Krystal start a new life when the scars of her old one will never fully heal?
“Any young person who shields their pain from the world will connect with Krystal and appreciate her struggle to understand and survive the challenges of growing up in a world that isn’t always what we hope it will be.”
“Powerful and full of hope – something we all need.”
“Breath-taking two thumbs up!”
Author note: The main character was inspired by a teen very close to me. While the story itself is fiction, her experiences and struggles with cutting at the tender age of fourteen are the bones of my story.